Major Investments Spur Continued Growth
OMAHA, Neb., November 02, 2021 – The Greater Omaha Chamber reported favorable third quarter economic development results last week. The report showed rapid growth in capital investment in the region, spurred by several large projects announced in quarter three of 2021. This continues a positive trend the region has seen throughout 2021.
In August, Novozymes announced it would be investing $316 million in a new state-of-the-art production line in Blair, just north of the Omaha metro. Continued investment in the region from Novozymes continues to build on Greater Omaha’s solid foundation in both the agribusiness and biotech industries.
Also in August, Amazon unveiled plans for a sortation center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. This new facility, will add 500 jobs to the market and deepen Amazon’s investment in the Greater Omaha region.
In total, eleven new projects were announced in quarter three, bringing a total of $403 million in capital investment and 1,200 new and retained jobs for the Greater Omaha region. Through the first three quarters of 2021, the Omaha region has landed $1.37 billion dollars of capital investment and $51.3 million dollars in new payroll created.
“Throughout the pandemic our Economic Development Partnership worked hard to lay the foundation for accelerated growth,” said David G. Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber, “These continued announcements show the strength and diversification of our regional economy makes Omaha an attractive place to land and do business.”