Omaha Mayor’s Office to Hire Two New Economic Developers

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Two new economic developers join the mayor’s staff.

According to a press release from Mayor Jean StothertJacquelyn Morrison and Steve Jensen have joined the economic development team.

The economic development team works with the mayor’s office, as well as several city departments and the Greater Omaha Chamber.

“Our team is focused on growing Omaha to improve the quality of life for our citizens and help businesses succeed,” Stothert said. “Jacquelyn and Steve have the experience and connections to continue the accelerated pace of development and work with our partners on many exciting projects such as the RiverFront, Central and Downtown Libraries, the relocation of Mutual of Omaha to downtown Omaha, transit improvements, and our ARPA funding of investments in affordable housing and public spaces.

Jacquelyn Morrison will join as deputy chief of staff for economic development and development services. She recently served in the Nebraska State Department of Economic Development and the Department of Revenue where she oversaw Imagine Nebraskawhich is the state’s largest tax incentive program.

“It’s an honor to be chosen for this position,” Morrison said. “In our city, countless infrastructure projects are underway and even more businesses are looking to expand. I welcome the opportunity to work on our existing projects and new opportunities that will improve our economy, our communities and our businesses. »

Morrison replaces Kevin Andersen. His annual salary is $113,000.

Steve Jensen joins the mayor’s office on a part-time basis. He retired as the city’s director of planning in 2009. Jensen will serve on the economic development team as the mayor’s office struggles to find a replacement for Troy Anderson.

“Under the mayor’s leadership, working with the city council, the city has emerged from the pandemic in great shape,” Jensen said. “There is tremendous momentum throughout the city and particularly within the urban core. I am happy to help move things forward during this transition period. This is an exciting time in the city’s development.

Jensen has already participated in several development projects, including the riverfront, Crossing the city centerand the tram map.

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