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Local Economy

Basic economic activities of Leigh include farming, cattle feeding, raising and feeding hogs, dairy operations and ag-related businesses.

Major Employers

Major employers in Leigh are Cooperative Supply with 17 employees and Wilke Farms with 120 employees. Cooperative Supply supplies feed, fertilizer, building supplies, petroleum and TBA. Wilke Farms is an agriculture production business.

Other Area Employers include:

Company Name

Type of Activity Employees

Madison, 21 miles


Tyson Fresh Meats

Pork processing 1,121

Madison County

Government 155

Lindsay, 24 miles


Lindsay Manufacturing Co.

Irrigation systems 379

Schuyler, 27 miles


Excel Corporation

Beef Processing 1,830

Columbus, 25 miles



Hypodermic needles & syringes 1,561

Behlen Mfg. Co.

Steel building, agricultural & livestock equipment 566

Vishay Dale Electronics, Inc.

Electronic components 537

Nebraska Public Power District

Electric utility 438

Business Clubs/Organizations

American Legion #302 - The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization.  A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members - men and women - in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide.  Membership eligibility in the American Legion is based on honorable federal active duty service with the U.S. Armed Forces.  For more information, contact John Bunner at (402) 487-9346.

Leigh Businessman's Association - The Leigh Businessmen's Association offers networking opportunities with other area business people, a platform to share knowledge and experience, an avenue to remain informed of economic development opportunities for the community, provides an excellent social environment.  For more information, contact Larry Fuhr at (402) 487-3361.

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