Omaha initiative aims to add 10,000 high-paying jobs

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- An Omaha business development initiative is focusing on attracting more high-paying jobs to the city and retaining talent.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce's "Prosper 2.0" aims to add 10,000 jobs paying $50,000 and above, and create a diverse and inclusive business climate.

Prosper 1.0 lured the Boston-based restaurant software company Toast and added more than 150 jobs.

The latest campaign aims to attract 250 startups and train 10,000 new tech workers.

The chamber has raised $26 million of the $32 million it needs for the initiative through donations and pledges from some 180 firms and foundations. President and CEO of the chamber David Brown expects to near that fundraising goal by year end.