Due to its prominence in the regional economy and culture, agriculture has been called the backbone of the Scottsbluff – Gering Region by its citizens and leaders. The agribusiness, food processing, and technology cluster is important to the entire state, but because of its concentration in the Scottsbluff – Gering Region, it has significant importance. Due to both proximity to raw materials and a strong west coast customer base, the region is a notable place for this industry cluster to prosper.
The area has it’s roots in agriculture and is still an agribusiness community because of the fertile valley of the North Platte River. Cattle, grain, sugar beets, and beans are produced here and shipped globally. Agriculture drives our economy.