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Economic Development – Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) – Brook Aken

Our collaborative, innovative economic development team works with and for organizations to find the ideal combination of location, rates, and resources.


The Economic Development Team

The OPPD Economic Development team assists businesses in a number of developmental areas. We can provide information on taxes, transportation, incentives, energy costs and a host of other factors necessary to help you make the best possible decisions for your company.


OPPD can provide the most up-to-date information on local and state incentives available to new and expanding industry, including industry eligibility, threshold investment, job-creation requirements and tax credits.

Workforce Development

Nebraska has a strong and growing economy and offers a well-trained and highly skilled workforce. We also recognize the importance of creating job opportunities for the next generation.

Sites and Buildings

The OPPD Economic Development team offers extensive site-selection assistance and can customize the necessary information that will give you the ability to make a timely decision.

Energy Audits

A manufacturing company located in Nebraska is eligible for exemption from sales tax paid on electricity, provided at least 51% of the energy consumed is used in the manufacturing process. If you are a manufacturer or will be establishing an operation within OPPD’s service area, our Economic Development team can help with the required energy assessment.

Services Provided

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
Contact Information
Brook Aken
444 South 16th Street Mall
Omaha, NE 68102
(531) 226-3918