Vice President, Economic Devel
Tel: Toll free: (800) 852-2622; Direct: (402) 978-7923
Fax: (402) 346-7050
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Omaha's public and private sectors actively and aggressively promote the attraction and expansion of business and industry. The Omaha Economic Development Council, sponsored by the Omaha business community, is ready to assist new business citizens in many ways.
Services include assistance in these areas:
Available Sites and Buildings Inventory: Includes current data on industrial sites and buildings throughout the eight-county metropolitan area, plus an available office space directory.
Business Assistance Programs: Information about state and local tax incentive and training programs available to assist new and expanding businesses.
Workforce: Data on availability, wage rates, and productivity.
Energy: Gas and electric rates including information on availability and sources.
Training: Introductions to local institutions of higher learning, plus information on training programs available to new and expanding employers.
Transportation/Communications: Details on the city's transportation and communications systems and relationship to national networks.
Taxes: Information on state and local taxes including current levies and tax incentives for new and expanding businesses.
Financing: Complete listing and description of various financing services available for businesses.
Markets: Demographic data, plus information on Omaha's major employers, local manufacturers and services.
Inter-Agency Liaison: Introduction and consultation with state and local governmental officials.
Special Assistance: Investigation and guidance on the use of development tools and incentives.
Site Inspection Tour: Arrangement and coordination of itinerary, including a complete economic briefing on the five-county area. Transportation and interviews with appropriate developers, agents, and contractors can be arranged.