Columbus Economic Development Fund

Economic Development Plan

The City of Columbus prides itself on its industrial / manufacturing business success. The city’s Economic Development Plan (PDF) serves as a guiding point for the city’s economic development actions.


The City of Columbus recognizes continued population growth and economic prosperity benefits the quality of life in Columbus and its surrounding communities. Activities shall meet one or more of the following goals prior to recommendation by the Citizen’s Advisory Review Committee for approval:

  • Actively promote Columbus as a place where businesses can locate and be profitable
  • Broaden the tax base
  • Create new job opportunities
  • Diversify our economic base
  • Encourage attraction of new businesses
  • Foster capital investment in the region
  • Grow existing companies
  • Strengthen existing industry clusters
  • Strengthen technology skills of workforce

Creating an Application

To create an application under the LB 840 Plan, please download and fill out the application (PDF). Completed applications can be emailed to the following individuals:

Email Todd Duren
Nebraska Public Power District
Sustainable Strategies Consultant
Office Phone: (402) 563-5084
Cell Phone: (402) 564-3386

Email Tara Vasicek
City of Columbus
City Administrator
Office Phone: (402) 562-4233
Cell Phone: (402) 363-1610