Columbus Economic Development Fund

The Columbus Economic Development Fund is revenue collected through the LB 840 authorized sales tax. The city’s Economic Development Plan (PDF) was prepared to meet the requirements of the LB 840 ballot measure which was approved by voters on May 9, 2006. The plan aims to describe the goals and eligibility of potential projects that can help economic development here in Columbus.

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 David Bell
Loup Power District
Development and Marketing Director
Office Phone: (402) 564-3171 Ex 257
Cell Phone: (402) 910-8903

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