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  • Biotech Company Evolva Coming to Cargill Campus in Blair
    The State of Nebraska and the Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership are cheering another successful attraction effort, a multi-million-dollar endorsement of the region’s economic amenities. International biotech company Evolva has announced plans to grow its global operation in collaboration with Cargill’s campus in Blair, Neb. 
  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Remarkable Facebook Investment
    Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Facebook selected Papillion as the site of its newest data center. The Nebraska facility will be Facebook’s ninth data center overall and sixth in the United States, and provides the infrastructure needed to help support the 1.86 billion people on Facebook monthly. Company officials expect the 970,000 square foot Papillion campus to be online as early...
  • Ellie Mae Expansion Ensures Future Growth in Omaha
    The Greater Omaha Chamber is cheering the region’s latest economic win. The business development team worked closely with California-based Ellie Mae on an expansion project that will help ensure the company’s future growth in Omaha.  
  • Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council Appoints New Executive Director
    The Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council (CCNEDC), part of the Greater Omaha Chamber’s economic development partnership, has appointed Jennifer Serkiz as its next executive director. 
  • Omaha Accepted into National TechHire Initiative
    Omaha has been announced as one of 20 TechHire communities dedicated to creating pathways for more Americans to access well-paying tech jobs and expanding local tech sectors in communities across the country. 
  • Increased Industry, Career Awareness Goal of Manufacturing Day Student Engagements
    Hundreds of Omaha-area high school students are venturing beyond the classroom today to expand their understanding of and gain career insight into Nebraska’s second largest industry: manufacturing. 
  • Early Warning – Money 20/20 Spotlights the Disruptive Union of Tech and Financial Services
    Chamber to Host International Reception After Berkshire Hathaway Meeting
    The Greater Omaha Chamber is preparing to welcome a global guest list – and promote the benefits of Greater Omaha – at its first ever #BKH2016: International Rece...
  • International Secure Payments Company Chooses Omaha for U.S. Headquarters
    The Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership, a program of the Greater Omaha Chamber, is cheering the region’s latest economic win – an “across the pond” endorsement of Greater Omaha’s financial services strength and tech talent.
  • Chamber Hires New Senior Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    The Greater Omaha Chamber is pleased to announce the hiring of Nathan Preheim as its new senior director of entrepreneurship and innovation. Starting today, Feb. 22, he will leverage his unique blend of Fortune 500 and dot-com-Internet startup experience to build Greater Omaha’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem.
  • Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation Appoints New Business Development Manager
    The Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) a partner of the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership has appointed James Caraway as its new business development manager. On the job since Dec. 14, Caraway is responsible for facilitating the creation of jobs and economic development opportunities for Sarpy County.
  • Partnership Hires New Senior Military Liaison
    The Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership is pleased to announce the hiring of Col. Jeffrey Mikesell, USAF (Ret.), as its new Senior Military Liaison, a role designed to support Offutt Air Force Base and enhance the development of defense-related business in Greater Omaha.
  • Nebraska Is Open for (Global) Business!
    For a week in early June, I joined Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and some of the state’s key agriculture and economic development representatives on the Governor’s very first trade mission.
  • News Release: Collaboration Launches REACH
    Five partners – the Greater Omaha Chamber, City of Omaha, Metropolitan Community College, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Omaha Public Schools – have aligned to form REACH, a new collaboration, that will help small and emerging businesses build capacity and respond to increased contracting opportunities in Omaha and throughout the region.
  • Economic Updates - March 2015
    It's been an impactful month – working together – toward accomplishing our Prosper Omaha goals. Here's a quick highlight of the economic development happenings occuring around the region.

    Economic Updates -  March 2015

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  • Economic Updates - April 2015

    It's been an impactful month, here's a sampling of what's been happening around the region.

    Economic Updates

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  • $57 Million Capital Investment, 50+ New Jobs Coming to Council Bluffs
    The Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership and its partner, Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation, are celebrating new business attraction and a significant economic win for the region.  XTL, Inc., a Philadelphia-based logistics solutions provider, is announcing plans to build a state-of-the-art, $57.2 million cold-storage facility in Council Bluffs – and bring more than 50 new ...
  • Trip to China Strengthens Relationships, Promotes Greater Omaha Abroad
    Mindy Ruffalo, the Partnership's director of international business development in coordination with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development visited four Chinese cities to further develop existing relationships, create new connections and provide a fresh round of promotion for the business opportunities.
  • Greater Omaha Chamber, Omaha Public Schools, Local Manufacturers Partner to Raise Student Awareness of Manufacturing Careers
    Omaha area middle school students gained firsthand insights into Nebraska's thriving manufacturing industry this October.
  • E-Day Connects Engineering Students with Opportunities
    Promoting Greater Omaha as a career destination for tomorrow's engineers; that was a key goal of E-Day.
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