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Organizations commit $26 million to greater Omaha's economic development

Posted at 12:53 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 13:53:33-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Greater Omaha Chamber today announced 180 regional investors have committed $26 million of the five-year, $32 million Prosper Omaha 2.0 campaign. The funds are designed to accelerate regional advancement, stimulate income and GDP growth, and retain and attract talent.

The announcement follows the Chamber's May 23 investors' meeting, where more than 100 investors were updated on the Prosper Omaha 1.0 campaign results, an initiative that launched in 2014, closed in 2018, produced nearly 300 landed projects, and grew $4.2 billion in capital investment, while creating more than 13,000 jobs.

All of this is thanks to $25.9 million in support from 300 investors.

Prosper Omaha 2.0 goals:
- $3 billion in new investment
- $500 million in new payroll
- 10,000 new jobs
- 250 new tech startups
- 250 new REACH contracts, and more than $10 million in revenue, for small and emerging construction businesses.
- 100+ Kitchen Council community-engagement opportunities.
- 100,000 career experiences for area middle and high school students.
- 10,000 new, trained tech talent workers.
- $1 billion investment in urban core.
- Modern transit system funded and under construction.