Wait just a minute. This is a trick question. The job market in Lincoln is horrible! I earned my BSBA one and a half years ago, was on the dean's list, earned scholarships, have a solid work history and I still cannot find a decent job in Lincoln. So, to answer the question, there are no companies fueling growth in Lincoln. However, let's apply some economics and take a closer look at why this is.
This lack of strong companies and growth is partly due to Lincoln's failing business tax incentive program, the Nebraska Advantage, which is not effectively encouraging business to expand or (re)locate in Lincoln. Consequently, recent graduates have little incentive to look for work in Lincoln because the job market is weak and flooded by candidates. Lincoln needs to stop being so conservative and give prospective businesses more and/or better incentives (through taxes, labor, land, materials, etc.) to locate in Lincoln. This will increase the number of jobs in Lincoln and boost the local economy greatly.
Secondly, Lincoln is a "college town" with too many graduates and not enough jobs. This lack of a job market, combined with the high number of recent graduates, encourages many graduates to relocate to more lucrative and prosperous cities; thus perpetuating Lincoln as a brain drain city. And as for the graduates that do not relocate? Well, they are faced with a difficult challenge: competing against many homogenous candidates for a mediocre job. This drives wages down and ultimately leads some candidates to work jobs they are grossly overqualified for.
Better business incentive programs combined with a generally strong and educated workforce, friendly atmosphere and a low crime rate would make Lincoln a highly desirable place for new businesses. However, until these incentive programs prove more desirable job seekers may want to consider relocating or be prepared for a very difficult and frustrating job search.