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Community Development DivisionOmaha, Nebraska

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Economic Development Programs

Program Activities Include:

  • Supporting housing rehabilitation, new housing development, and public improvements that revitalize neighborhoods and communities to promote healthier economies.
  • Encouraging small enterprises, particularly those offering goods and services to neighborhood residents, to locate or remain within crucial neighborhood business districts.
  • Working with local businesses, community leaders, and the development community to improve the commercial building stock in neighborhood business districts.
  • Encouraging small businesses, emerging small businesses and the expansion of existing businesses in revitalization areas through the Small and Emerging Small Business Program, community partnerships and referrals.
  • Helping to create  jobs for low-income and moderate-income people through community development efforts.

* The Following is not an exhaustive list of resources available

Resources and Partnerships

    Nebraska Department of Economic Development (Also for Business Development Assistance)

    Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Economic and Community Development Tools

    Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

    Enhanced Employment Area/District (part of the Community Development Law)

    Opportunity Zones 

     Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Contact Info for CDBG Application Process / Pat Evans / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Business Improvement Districts

Business Development Resources

    Catholic Charities of Omaha

    Midlands Latino Community Development Center

Economic Development and Small Business Financing Program

    Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Programs

    Nebraska Enterprise Fund (Also for Business Development)

    EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

    PACE (Property Clean Energy Assessment)

Tax Credit Programs

    Nebraska State Historic Tax Credits

    Federal Historic Tax Credits

    NIFA Investment Authority for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)

    New Market Tax Credits (NMTC)

Contact Info

Bridget A. Hadley / City Planner III - Economic Development Manager

(402) 444-5150 ext 2006 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Don Seten / City Planner - Economic Development

(402) 444-5150 ext 2035 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.