$400,000 grant moves Omaha business park development plan forward

Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 5:17 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - The state has awarded $400,000 in economic recovery funds for use in planning Omaha’s airport business park.

The Economic Development Awards funds, part of Nebraska’s allotment from the American Rescue Plan Act, were granted to the Omaha Development foundation to help create a master plan for an area within two miles of Eppley Airfield. State Sen. Justin Wayne of Omaha told 6 News earlier this year that the city was eyeing land south of the Storz Parkway for such development and already had some commitments from a handful of companies.

“The thought process for us is we need to have jobs closer to north and south Omaha,” he said in April.

The grant announced Tuesday was the first step in implementing the state’s Airport Business Park Program. The next phase, expected to be announced early next year, will finalize the development plant and award up to $60 million in grants for that development.