What is Economic Development?

It is the process by which the economic well-being and quality of life of a nation, region, local community, or an individual are improved according to targeted goals and objectives.

What Type of Goals?
Housing, workforce, increasing tax base, industry, commercial and retail.

Why is it important?
In order for any community to survive, its citizens must have employment opportunities, and its government must be able to generate revenue to provide services. Economic development, if done effectively, works to retain and grow jobs and investment within a community.

GDC Mission
Gateway Development Corporation is a catalyst for economic development and quality growth in Washington County.

Who is Gateway Development Corporation?
• 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit
• Membership Corporation
• Founded in 1989
• Public & Private Partners

Governed by:
• Executive Board (5)
• Board of Directors (15)
• Ex-Officio (5)

Staffed by:
• Michael Rooks, Executive Director
402.233.7140
402.850.3484 (cell)
mrooks@omahachamber.org

• Janelle Taylor, Project Manager