November 1st Rural Workforce Housing Fund Project Groundbreaking in Fremont, NE Features Governor Ricketts, Local Leaders, Developers

31 Oct 2018


Morningside Crossing Groundbreaking (Partly funded by the Rural Workforce Housing Fund)

  • A message from Governor Pete Ricketts addressing the LB 518/Rural Workforce Housing Fund (RWHF) Impact
  • Explanation of the Dodge County Investment Fund in partnership with LB518 funding to support workforce housing projects in Dodge County
  • A brief message from Spencer Lombardo, Developer on the planned Mixed Use-three phased housing development in Fremont, Nebraska
  • (300 Unit total with a 1st phase of 108 apartments; 1 and 2 bedroom apartments; Walking Trail, Dog Park, Resort Style Pool)
  • A brief message from local leaders on the impact and support of housing projects in Fremont and Dodge County, NE


  • Thursday, November 1st
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.


  • Intersection of Morningside Road and Johnson Road
  • Immediately north of Fremont Contract Carriers just off of Highway 275 (At the Morningside Road Exit)


  • Governor Pete Ricketts
  • City of Fremont, Mayor Scott Getzschman
  • Bob Missel, Dodge County Supervisor
  • Garry Clark, Executive Director, Greater Fremont Development Council
  • Spencer Lombardo, Developer

About the Rural Workforce Housing Project/Program

LB 518 established the Rural Workforce Housing Fund (RWHF), which provides matching grants to non-profit development organizations to reduce the cost of workforce housing in Nebraska's rural communities.

About the Developer

Con Muilenburg, Ben Muilenburg and Spencer Lombardo make up the development team for Morningside Crossing. They have done projects throughout the Midwest.

About Dodge County Investment Fund

With Businesses in Dodge County and Fremont expanding, there has been an increased need for workforce housing in Dodge County. The need for housing to remedy the current and future growth propelled the Greater Fremont Development Council (GFDC) into creating the Dodge County Investment Fund (DCIF), in an effort to help tackle the recent county housing studies recommendation to create 1500 units to keep pace with growth in Dodge County. The timeliness of Governor Ricketts and the State Legislature’s LB 518 Rural Workforce Housing Fund Bill, served as a direct catalyst for the creation of the Dodge County Investment Fund. To date: GFDC has raised $1.03 million dollars to match a DED grant of $850,000 dollars from the Rural Workforce Housing Fund.

About the Greater Fremont Development Council

GFDC is a 501(c)6 public-private partnership that works diligently to fulfill its mission to provide leadership for Greater Fremont Area growth initiatives and aggressively pursue targeted growth opportunities that will result in quality job creation and retention. In 2018 GFDC created the Dodge County Investment Fund (DCIF) to better serve the housing needs of the Dodge County region.

GFDC is a partner with Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership through the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce since 2013.


Garry Clark, Executive Director
Greater Fremont Development Council