Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership Wins MAPA Regional Service Award — Recognized for Improving Regional Quality of Life

17 Oct 2013


The Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership is reinforcing its mission with another key accolade – the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA)’s prestigious Regional Service Award. The honor recognizes a group or organization that has made the region a better place to live and work, enhancing its overall quality of life. Rod Moseman, the Greater Omaha Chamber’s senior vice president of economic development, accepted the award on the Partnership’s behalf at MAPA’s annual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

“We are honored to receive MAPA’s Regional Service Award, a solid endorsement of the significant work the Partnership is doing. We really do consider it a privilege to roll up our sleeves every day to help bring new businesses to our region – and assist in the growth of the businesses that are here,” said Moseman.

The Partnership’s economic development specialists have worked collaboratively on projects, exemplifying the spirit of regional cooperation and service. Since 2004, the Partnership has driven regional economic growth by successfully landing 434 projects, representing over $4.5 billion in capital investment and 24,262 jobs.

“Today’s Economic Development Partnership is very much a full-service economic development organization, and it has seen unparalleled success because of its regional approach. Every member of the Partnership should be very proud of this Regional Service Award,” said David G. Brown, Chamber president and CEO.

MAPA is an organization of local governments founded to help address mutual and overlapping concerns in areas including: community and economic growth and development, transportation, air quality, energy, and data. It also works to promote and preserve the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens in the MAPA region.