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Services for Businesses

Services for Businesses

The low rates and reliable service provided by OPPD are two of the major advantages of selecting a business location in southeast Nebraska.

OPPD is a publicly owned electric utility, with an appreciation for the needs and concerns of business. Its publicly owned status makes it highly responsive to the needs of the region it serves.

Economic strength has always been recognized as a primary need of any community. OPPD actively supports the recruitment and expansion of new and existing businesses.

The Economic Development Team

The OPPD Economic Development team assists businesses in a number of developmental areas. We can provide information on taxes, transportation, incentives, energy costs and a host of other factors necessary to help you make the best possible decisions for your company.


OPPD can provide the most up-to-date information on local and state incentives available to new and expanding industry, including industry eligibility, threshold investment, job-creation requirements and tax credits.

Visit Nebraska Tax Incentive Programs to learn more about what is available.

Workforce Development

Nebraska has a strong and growing economy and offers a well-trained and highly skilled workforce. We also recognize the importance of creating job opportunities for the next generation.

The Nebraska Department of Labor has information on workforce development and training programs.

See also: Intern Nebraska Program

Nebraska Customized Job Training Program

Heartland Workforce Solutions

Sites and Buildings

The OPPD Economic Development team offers extensive site-selection assistance and can customize the necessary information that will give you the ability to make a timely decision.

To identify properties matching your needs, visit community profiles, available buildings and industrial sites.

Energy Audits

A manufacturing company located in Nebraska is eligible for exemption from sales tax paid on electricity, provided at least 51% of the energy consumed is used in the manufacturing process. If you are a manufacturer or will be establishing an operation within OPPD’s service area, our Economic Development team can help with the required energy assessment.