Leading Employers

Supporting Global Needs from Central Nebraska

With an ecosystem that supports diverse industries and offers immediate access to major national and international transport routes, we have room for your business to grow. We’re already home to a variety of stable, innovative, and world-renowned companies and organizations that create work opportunities and provide high-quality services and products to our community members. Key industries in Dawson County include value-added agriculture, health care, manufacturing, and hospitality.


Company Town Number of Employees Industry
Tyson Fresh Meats Lexington, NE 2,700 Boxed Beef
VVS Canteen Cozad, NE 341 Vending Machines
Nebraska Plastics Cozad, NE 300 Plastics
Paulsen Inc. Cozad, NE 300 Construction
Lexington Regional Health Center Lexington, NE 224 Medical
Country Partners Cooperative Gothenburg, NE 200 Agriculture
Dawson County Lexington, NE 175 Government
Orthman Lexington, NE 300 Manufacturing
Curbtender Gothenburg, NE 130 Manufacturing
Parker TechSeal Division Gothenburg, NE 127 Manufacturing
Eilers Machine and Welding Lexington, NE 65 Manufacturing
Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc. Lexington, NE 60 Ethanol
Designer Craft Woodworking Lexington, NE 40 Manufacturing
Frito-Lay Gothenburg, NE 37 Food
Bayer Crop Science Water Utilization Gothenburg, NE 17 Agriculture
Dawson Public District Lexington, NE 90 Utilities
Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District Gothenburg, NE 90 Utilities