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Crete, Nebraska

The City of Crete is active in community development. The City, the Crete Chamber of Commerce, along with other entities including Doane University, Crete Public Schools, and industry partners join with state and federal entities to facilitate attracting business to the area. The City and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development frequently work together on housing, public works, and economic development projects.

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Business Registration, Permits, & Licensing

Real Estate/Housing

Crete City Code - Chapter 10: Business Regulations



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City of Crete studies, surveys and outside data profiles:

Major employers:

Bunge Milling operates one of its four, corn dry milling operations in Crete. The local mill started as the Crete Mills in 1869 and is the oldest, continually operating business in Crete. Bunge is the leading corn dry miller in the world with operations in North and South America.

Nestle Purina started in Crete in 1965 as part of Alpo Petfoods Inc. Now part of the Purina brand, it is one of the largest wet pet food manufacturing facilities in the U.S., employing over 400 people and producing 3 to 4 million cans of wet pet food varieties per day. The Crete plant is a management training site.

Smithfield Foods, located just south of Crete, is a large-scale pork processing plant, which opened in 1967, originally part of Farmland Foods. The current plant employs about 2,200 people and produces fresh pork, smoked hams, bacon and sausage products.

Crete Core Ingredients, located just south of Crete, is a fresh and frozen supplier of ingredients to the pet food industry, specializing in novel and premium meats, fruits and vegetables.

Crete Area Medical Center is a 24-bed critical access hospital as well as a physician clinic and specialty clinics. The current facility, built in 2003, is part of the Bryan Health system, based in Lincoln. The Air Methods Star Care helicopter and crew is also based at CAMC.

Education: The Crete Public Schools District has over 2,000 students in grades Pre K-12 with over 300 faculty and staff. Doane University's Crete campus has about 1,000 undergraduates with over 300 faculty and staff.

More about Crete:

  • Please use the City Government, Departments, Public Works, and Library sections of this site to find more information about City of Crete functions and services.
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