Work in Valley County

Where progress happens everyday

Rural role model: that’ s just one name Ord has been called in the past five years. Ord exemplifies a rural community with a vibrant future. Since 2000, the Ord area has experienced over $125 million of private and public investment in our community. Also in that time, Ord and Valley County have witnessed the creation of over 100 new businesses, 350 new jobs, a return to pre-recession unemployment levels, strong per-capita wage growth, retail growth and property valuation increases. Out here in Ord we carry a boot-strap mentality: we build a bright future for ourselves.

Ord is more than just the rural standard when it comes to economic growth. Working in Ord also brings the best aspects of living in a small town: zero commute, a low cost of living and high civic engagement. You have the time, resources and community connections which can truly make you happy. It doesn’t hurt that Ord is located on the eastern edge of the Nebraska Sandhills, one of the most beautiful places in all of the Great Plains.

Whether you choose to be a business owner or work in our community, you’ll find Ord is a small town that exemplifies the Best of the Good Life.

Careers in Ord
Ord and Valley County has a strong need for workers in specific industries.  Careers can be found in professional services, skilled trades, renewable energy, agriculture, manufacturing and retail to name a few.  Have a look at the available jobs in Ord here.

Business Directory
Find local businesses in the area for your everyday business-to-business or consumer needs.

Cost of Living and Commuting information
The cost of living is much less in Ord than what you’ll find in metropolitan Nebraska or other national markets.  You can compare costs here.  As for the commute?  We don’t have one.  Commuting in Ord counts each mile by the minute – ten miles on the road is ten minutes to work.    The average drive time through town is just three minutes.