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.

Local Jobs

There are several opportunities to advance or embark on a new career in Valley County. Careers can be found in professional services, skilled trades, renewable energy, agriculture, manufacturing and retail to name a few. Discover jobs with Ord Area Chamber members below.

Area Jobs

Abundant career opportunities exist not only in Valley County but our entire Central Nebraska region. If you’re exploring opportunities in the area, browse the NEworks website for job listings within a 25 mile radius of Ord, Nebraska.

Cost of Living

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 at the link below.

Business Directory

Find local businesses in the area for your everyday business-to-business or consumer needs. Click the button below to begin exploring.



 As for the commute? We don’t have one.
Commuting in Valley County counts each mile by the minute – ten miles on the road is ten minutes to work. The average drive time through Ord is just three minutes. Less time on the road means more time for the things you care about.