Economic Impact Analysis Reveals 8-Years of Momentum
OMAHA, Neb., July 28, 2021 – Today, Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation announced a new name and identity to better reflect their success and mission. Now known as Grow Sarpy, the member of the Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership has been an integral player in recent growth and expansion of Sarpy County’s business community.
“The potential and opportunity here is amazing,” said Andrew Rainbolt, executive director of Grow Sarpy, “We wanted to capture that excitement in our new name, look and materials. Sarpy County is Nebraska’s fastest growing county. We’re here to work with local business, government and community to keep that momentum going. That’s how we continue to Grow Sarpy.”
In an economic impact analysis released in conjunction with the name change, analysts at the Greater Omaha Chamber cited 32 landed projects dating back to 2013. Those projects add about $1.1 billion to the local economy each year. Those 32 projects are also directly responsible for 3,075 jobs, and support an additional 2,152 workers in the community through increased economic activity.
Along with the ongoing impact of landed projects, the impact analysis shows construction activity surrounding these projects generated $5.7 billion in construction activity, and more than 50,000 jobs in the construction industry.
“This is a major milestone for our organization and our community,” said Ann Williams, vice president at HDR and board president of Grow Sarpy. “The staff and volunteers in our organization have helped land some transformative projects across the entire county. This name change is a celebration of the success of our region and the growth that so many partners have worked hard to achieve.”
The impact of Grow Sarpy’s partnerships extends beyond economic and job growth. Other relationships in the community have wide-ranging impact on schools, tourism and recreation as well.
“Springfield Platteview Community Schools has seen firsthand the power of being connected with Grow Sarpy over the years. In terms of financial impact, we are a different school district because of their commitment to growing Sarpy County,” said Ryan Saunders, superintendent of Springfield Platteview Community School District, “Not only have they helped with business growth in our area, but they have also been a valued resource to help us connect the dots with key community partners. We are thankful for the invaluable relationship we maintain with Grow Sarpy and their professional, hard-working team.”
“We’re just getting started” said Williams. “We’re excited to see where the new name, and our growing communities, take us.”
About Grow Sarpy
Grow Sarpy (www.GrowSarpy.com) brings industry and government together for the greater good of the local economy. With the common goal of promoting the county and inspiring companies of all sizes to move here and stay here, Grow Sarpy serves the state’s fastest growing county.
About the Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership
The Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership (https://www.omahachamber.org/economic-development/) represents a seven-county area from two states (Nebraska and Iowa) that includes Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Otoe, Pottawattamie, Sarpy and Washington Counties.
About Greater Omaha
Greater Omaha is a No. 1 ranked up-and-coming-tech hotspot, a “top 10 best place to live on a $60,000 salary” and one of the “best cities for young professionals” according to SmartAsset . Greater Omaha is home to more than 30 communities and nearly 1 million people.
About the Greater Omaha Chamber
The mission of the Greater Omaha Chamber is to champion a thriving business community and a prosperous region through visionary leadership and collaboration.