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From the Editor: Expansion in Omaha, B2B June/July 2022

May 27, 2022 01:25PM ● By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman
managing editor Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

Photo by Bill Sitzmann

 Change is coming for the city of Omaha. Earlier this year, Mayor Jean Stothert and the Greater Omaha Chamber unveiled their Urban Core Strategic Plan, a 100-page vision for how to increase population density and attract companies to Omaha. Our main feature this issue is about that redevelopment, and what the mayor projects will happen.

One of the companies that has already been attracted to Omaha is RenoRun, an e-commerce platform for purchase and delivery of  construction materials. They are establishing their sales and marketing headquarters here.

Another company that is eyeing growth this year is Highway Signing Inc., which could gain lots of work through the influx of infrastructure dollars promised by the federal government.

One CEO who has seen his company grow exponentially is John Lund. This stalwart of Omaha’s development industry transitioned to a chairman role last year, and is looking towards his future.

While Lund is looking toward the end of his long career, Phuong Nguyen of BVH Architecture is starting hers. The young architect is passionate about building equitable spaces for underrepresented groups.

Carlson West Povondra has occupied a midcentury modern building since the early 1990s, and has updated it three times, the latest in 2017. This firm is our In the Office article.

This is our CADE issue, so it features Construction, Architecture, Engineering, and Design in many stories. I hope you enjoy them all.


This article originally appeared in the June/July 2022  issue of B2B Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.