The low rates and reliable service provided by the Omaha Public Power District are among the major advantages of selecting a business location in southeast Nebraska.
OPPD is a publicly owned, business-managed electric utility, with an ingrained appreciation for the needs and concerns of business. Its publicly owned status makes it highly responsive to the needs of the eastern Nebraska region it serves.
Economic strength has always been recognized as a primary need of any community, and OPPD emphasizes and actively supports the recruitment, development and nurturing of business and industry in our area.
The Economic Development Team
The OPPD Economic Development team assists businesses in a number of developmental areas: workforce development, site and building identification, financial packaging and incentives.
Our professionals can help you locate and expand your business ventures. We can provide information on taxes, transportation, incentives, energy costs and a host of other factors necessary to help you make the best possible decisions for your company. The department offers the following services:
OPPD can provide the most up-to-date information on local and state incentives available to new and expanding industry, including industry eligibility, threshold investment, job-creation requirements and tax credits available. To learn more about the incentive programs available, please visit our Nebraska Incentives web page.
Nebraska is blessed with a strong and growing economy and provides a well-trained and highly skilled workforce.
Economic Development can guide you to sources of potential employees and local and state programs that are available to assist in your organization's development.
For additional information on workforce development assistance programs, please visit the Nebraska Advantage website at http://www.nebraskaadvantage.biz .
Site & Building Identification
The OPPD Economic Development Team can offer extensive site selection assistance and customize the necessary information that will give you the ability to make a timely decision about your company's expansion.
To identify properties matching your needs, please visit our community profiles, available buildings and industrial sites web pages.
Economic Development can provide an overview of financing options available from private, local, state, and federal agencies and institutions. We can help you bring sources together to assemble the best financial package for your project.
We work closely with the research universities in Nebraska to keep abreast of advances in technology that may be applicable to businesses in our service area. Adoption of these new technologies may enable your business to remain competitive in a global economy. Funding for research on new or emerging products also may be available, and we can serve as a link to access these funding programs.
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