Prosper Omaha 2.0Building on Progress. Accelerating Toward Prosperity.
It’s time to transform what could be into what will be. That means amplifying the economic success of the past with a robust, future-based strategy that targets high-quality, innovative and more diverse opportunities.
To accomplish this bold plan, we have implemented a Prosper Omaha 2.0 fundraising effort aimed at raising $32 million over five years:
- $16M allocated for Business Growth initiatives
- $7.6M allocated for People initiatives
- $8.4M allocated for Place initiatives
The Power of Your Investment:
- New jobs, payroll, investment and tech startups.
- The nation’s top talent living, working and thriving right here.
- A stronger urban core, modern transit, increased community marketing – and an elevated global standing.
- Leadership ($100,000 – $500,000 annually)
- Platinum ($50,000 – $99,000 annually)
- Gold ($20,000 – $49,000 annually)
- Silver ($10,000 – $19,000 annually)
- Bronze ($5,000 – $9,000 annually)
- Copper ($1,000 – $4,000 annually)
Investor Benefits Include:
- Involvement in special economic development committees and advisory groups
- Receipt of special updates, quarterly reports and on-going communications
- Recognition on the Greater Omaha Chamber website and at select Chamber events
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INVEST IN PROSPER OMAHA 2.0
Let’s get to work.
Introducing Prosper Omaha 2.0, the Chamber’s next, transformative 5-year economic development campaign. Designed to build on progress and accelerate toward prosperity for all residents, Prosper Omaha 2.0 frames a series of priorities and strategies, key performance indicators, five-year outcomes and macromeasures with a focus on business growth, people and place.
Greater Omaha is changing. We are aging and our next-generation is more diverse and more educated. Our talent strategy focuses on embracing our diverse population as a community treasure, showcasing premier inclusive-hiring and promotion practices, and bolstering our efforts to develop, retain and attract the nation’s top talent – ensuring that every resident has the opportunity for prosperity.
An ambitious and prosperous future is within our reach, but success is going to require “all-in” engagement – everyone doing their part to help achieve our greatest potential as a region.
The Vision Behind Prosper Omaha 2.0
David G. Brown, President & CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber
Dana Bradford, 2018 Chairman, Greater Omaha Chamber Board of Directors
Tim Burke, Chairman, Prosper Omaha 2.0 Campaign
PO 2.0 Resources
THE POWER OF WE
Together, we will accomplish more.
We Don’t Coast was unveiled in 2014 – after months of brainstorming and collaborating, creating and refining. We sat down with some of the creatives who were part of that process. They shared how involvement impacted them – and how a strong brand will continue to elevate our region.
To bring home the “reality” of what we accomplished together – the impact of programs emerging from Prosper Omaha – hear from two companies: Futures Construction and Retail Aware.
We’re also proud of the impact our Educator Internship program is having. These internships are an opportunity for area teachers, counselors and administrators to experience a modern workplace and bring those experiences back to the classroom. OPPD’s Joyce Cooper took some time to share her perspective.
GREATER OMAHA 2040
Launched by the Greater Omaha Chamber, United Way of the Midlands and Urban League of Nebraska – hundreds of people across the region worked to identify the area’s most critical trends and plausible futures. People, Place, Prosperity became our theme. It’s based on what’s coming, who’s coming and how we can establish ourselves as a world-class region. The Prosper Omaha 2.0 plan was developed to help reach the Greater Omaha 2040 vision.
ACCOMPLISHING MORE. TOGETHER.
Prosper Omaha 2.0 Investors
Leadership Investors ($100,000 and above annually)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
City of Omaha
First National Bank
Iowa West Foundation
Metropolitan Community College
Metropolitan Utilities District
Mutual of Omaha
Omaha Public Power District
Peter Kiewit Foundation
Platinum Investors ($50,000 - $99,000 annually)
Ayars & Ayars, Inc.
Husch Blackwell LLP
Murphy Family Foundation
Omaha Area Board of Realtors
TD Ameritrade Holdings Corp.
Gold Investors ($20,000 - $49,000 annually)
Baxter Auto Group
Claas North America Holding, Inc.
Emspace + Lovgren
Fraser Stryker PC LLO
Lamar Outdoor Advertising of Omaha
Lincoln Financial Foundation
Methodist Health System
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Silver Investors ($10,000 - $19,000 annually)
Baird Holm LLP
C & A Industries
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Cobalt Credit Union
CQuence Health Group
Curzon Promotional Graphics
Farm Credit Services of America
Great Western Bank
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Lamp, Rynearson & Associates
Security National Bank
Seline Family Foundation (Walnut Private Equity Partners)
Werner Enterprises Inc.
Bronze Investors ($5,000 - $9,000 annually)
American National Bank
Bank of Bennington
Black Hills Energy
Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts
Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce
Creighton University Athletics
E & A Consulting Group, Inc.
Election Systems & Software, Inc.
Embassy Suites Omaha – Downtown/Old Market
Embassy Suites Omaha – La Vista
First Westroads Bank
Home Instead Senior Care Omaha
Investors Realty, Inc.
JE Dunn Construction
Koley Jessen PC. LLO.
Lyman Richey Corp.
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Metropolitan Omaha Medical Society
Midwest Maintenance Co., Inc.
N.E.C.A. / I.B.E.W. #22
Nebraska Furniture Mart
Northern Natural Gas
Oxbow Animal Health
Paul G. Smith Associates
R & R Realty Group
Sheppard’s Business Interiors
The Scoular Company
Union Bank & Trust Company
United Way of the Midlands
Weitz Investment Management
Copper Investors ($1,000 - $4,000 annually)
Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, Inc.
Alvine and Associates, Inc.
Behlen Technology & Manufacturing LLC.
Black Dirt Land & Sales Management LLC.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Builders Supply Co., Inc.
Catalyst Public Affairs
Cella Quinn Investment Services
Centris Federal Credit Union
Christensen Lumber, Inc.
CIT – West Dodge
College of Saint Mary
College World Series of Omaha, Inc.
D.A. Davidson & Co.
Ear Specialists of Omaha
East Campus Realty LLC
Ervin & Smith
Foundation One Bank
Frankel Zacharia, LLC.
Great Plains Communications
Habitat for Humanity
HGM Associates, Inc.
Hot Shops Art Center
HunTel Communications, Inc.
Latino Center of the Midlands
LEO A DALY
Makovicka Physical Therapy
MarketSphere Consulting, LLC
Max I. Walker
McFarlin & Brokke, PC.
Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
Millard Lumber Inc.
North End Teleservices
Omaha Economic Development Corp
Omaha Storm Chasers
Pella Windows and Doors
Robert Hancock Co.
Scottish Rite Masonic Center
Seim Johnson, LLP.
Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
The Capital Cigar Lounge
The Lerner Company
The Lund Company
Thiele Geotech Inc.
U.S. Bank Foundation
United Republic Bank
Urban League of Nebraska
Watkins Concrete Block Company
Zaiss & Company
Partner Investors ($999 and less annually)
Bank of the West
Farmers National Company
Haney Shoe Store
Interstates Construction Services
Millard Public Schools
Miller Electric Company
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Surreal Media Lab
Prosper Omaha 2.0 is the latest funding program for the Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership. The program has a tradition of focused, economic development activity that companies, foundations and individuals have been investing in for over 20 years.
Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership represents a seven-county area that includes the Greater Omaha Chamber (Douglas County), Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council, Gateway Development Corporation (Washington County), Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation, Greater Fremont Development Council (Dodge County), Nebraska City Area Economic Development Corporation (Otoe County) and Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation (Pottawattamie County). This seamless regionalized partnership operates as a one-stop shop, driving growth and championing collaboration.