Economic incentives are a critical tool to create and retain jobs in Omaha. Omaha needs a mayor who understands economic development and is capable of working with business leaders to address obstacles and opportunities for growth in our community. Brad Ashford has been involved with advancing economic development for Omaha companies for 25 years, starting with LB 775, a bill Brad Ashford co-sponsored to prevent jobs from leaving Omaha and the state. Legislative Bill 775 has created and retained more jobs in Omaha than any other economic incentive to date. Brad Ashford has been involved with every major civic project in Omaha over the past 25 years, including the ConAgra Campus, the Qwest Center, TD Ameritrade Park, and recently the UNMC Cancer Center.
Brad Ashford has created more jobs and supported more economic development projects and legislation than any other mayoral candidate.
“Brad’s commitment to Omaha’s business communities has been exceptional. We are fortunate to have someone with Brad’s experience and proven track record running for Mayor.”
- John Blazek, Businessman
“Omaha is blessed to have fine mayoral candidates in the current race. What sets Brad Ashford apart is his fiscal conservatism coupled with his ability to work with all sides of an issue to obtain the solutions Omaha needs to continue to be a dynamic community.”
- Gene Spence, Businessman
“Brad Ashford works across party lines. He understands how important Elkhorn is to the Metro Area because he knows the historical significance of Elkhorn. I am supporting Brad for Mayor of Omaha because Omaha needs someone who has thirty plus years of experience in solving problems for Omaha.”
- Rex Moats, Attorney