From refundable and direct-use tax credits for qualified programs, to opportunities for sales tax exemptions and customizable job training, "Imagine Your Potential" offers a summary of potential savings for businesses in Greater Omaha.
"Success is often told by the numbers,' said David G. Brown, president and CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber. "Here, we recognize our collective prosperity is part of a wider formula. People, and the unique attributes of this place, contribute heavily to the good fortune of Greater Omaha's many businesses."
That "good fortune" is reflected in a host of positive outcomes, and includes such quality-of-life amenities as more than 85 miles of paved, interconnected walking / biking trails and a cost-of-living that is 8.1% below the national average, according to the Council for Community and Economic Research.
Economic confidence in the region is also increasingly reflected in an uptick in commercial construction.
Earlier this month the Greater Omaha Chamber announced Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) for February 2021, noting commercial construction showed significant increases over February 2020, spiking at nearly "two-times more construction than last year's pre-pandemic levels," according to chamber analysts.
February 2021 indicators valued commercial construction permits at $231.3 million, up from $128.9 million in February 2020.
"Everything about this region, from our talented workforce to our many entrepreneurs, is growing. Greater Omaha is an incredible place to do business," Brown said.