OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce has begun fundraising for its $32 million economic development plan
The Omaha World-Herald reports that Prosper Omaha 2.0 is a five-year campaign that aims to create a coordinated urban transit system, attract tech startups, create 10,000 new jobs averaging 50,000 per year, encourage young people to begin careers in Nebraska and create a more diverse and inclusive business scene.
The effort is a follow-up to the current Prosper Omaha plan, which had a budget of $25 million for 2014-18. The new campaign will be in effect from 2019-23.
Companies have already made preliminary pledges of $5.25 million to the new campaign.
Fundraising efforts will continue into the summer. The chamber hopes to add an additional 100 donors to the 350 donors on its list.
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