OMAHA, Neb. – Nebraska & # 39; s attempt at the The headquarters of the U.S. Space Command to Offutt Air Force Base includes $ 107 million in public and private money.
Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce President David Brown said the local money is to help offset the roughly $ 1 billion cost of building the new headquarters. at Offutt.
"When there is a need for public or private support, there has always been a willingness to find a way," said Brown.
Offutt is one of the six finalists to become headquarters. Other finalists are Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, Redstone Army Airfield in Alabama and the former Kelly Air Force Base in Texas.
Brown said the Nebraska stimulus package would include $ 50 million from the state, $ 50 million from private donations, $ 4 million from the city of Bellevue, and $ 3 million from other incentives.
Rick Evans, a retired Air Force Major General who is acting director of the University of Nebraska's National Strategic Research Institute, said the incentives in the Nebraska bid are impressive.
"That's a great number. It's an eye-catcher," said Evans.
A decision by the Air Force on the location of the headquarters is expected in mid-January.
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