Site Selection Magazine Recognizes Major Economic Development Awards for Omaha-Bellevue-Council Bluffs

The Greater Omaha Chamber is cheering a repeat win with regional implications. For the second year in a row, and the third time since 2014, Site Selection magazine has ranked Omaha-Bellevue-Council Bluffs the No. 1 Tier-2 metro area (population between 200,000 – 1 million) for new and expanded corporate projects. 

David G. Brown, Greater Omaha Chamber president and CEO, said the key to award-winning economic development is regional collaboration. The Chamber helms the Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership, an eight-county economic development program dedicated to creating jobs and encouraging capital investment throughout southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa. 

“We celebrate this latest top ranking with all of our partner counties, city leaders and the Nebraska and Iowa Departments of Economic Development,” Brown said. “We’re all driven by the same goal – the higher quality of life that comes from a steady rush of new jobs and investment.”

Prominent economic development projects announced in Omaha-Council Bluffs in 2016 – contributing to more than $612,000,000 in new capital investment. Bellevue Mayor Rita Sanders joined Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh and representatives of the Greater Omaha Chamber and Site Selection Magazine at a Recognition Ceremony on Thursday Morning. 

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