Dodge County will join four other area counties that currently make up a regional economic development team based at the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, officials announced Thursday.
The addition of Dodge County and the City of Fremont broadens the amount of land and buildings the regional team will now market to companies seeking to move to or expand in the Omaha area.
Currently, Douglas, Sarpy, Washington and Cass Counties make up the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership, the regional team based at the downtown Omaha headquarters of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.
“Joining the partnership is about greater exposure, more business opportunities, building relations and a strong regional collaborative approach to economic development,” Scott Meister, president of the Greater Fremont Development Council said after his council approved the move.
Said Rod Moseman, who leads the regional team: “It really enriches the product offerings that our umbrella group will be marketing regionally, nationally and globally.”
Moseman said the five counties offer a range of living choices – urban, suburban and rural — to companies considering setting up shop or relocating employees to the Omaha area.
Partners typically maintain their individual boards and home offices, while assigning a representative to work on the regional team. The representatives each have space at the downtown Omaha chamber, where they have access to the Omaha chamber’s resources.