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Business Environment | Talent Pool | Quality of Living

Learn Why People and Companies Make Omaha, NE Their Home

People keep coming to the Omaha area. In fact, nearly 10,000 people a year. Ready to learn why they come to Omaha? For the same reasons that companies like QAT Global, Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific Railroad, Werner Enterprises, Mutual of Omaha, Home Instead Senior Care, West, Kiewit, TD Ameritrade, and so many others have made Omaha their home. The business environment, talent pool, and quality of living provide a foundation for success.

Need more proof that Omaha makes us strong? Consider these numbers:

daily flights
non-stop destination airports
major interstates (29 and 80) connect the region with other markets
minutes average Omaha commute time to and from work
universities and colleges (private and public) in the city of Omaha
of Omaha area residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher (Census Bureau)
Above US Average for Economic Growth (Omaha Chamber)
cost of living as a percentage of the national average (Nebraska.gov, 2019)

No. 1

Up-and-Coming Tech Hotspots


No. 1

Best City to Work in Tech

(Smart Asset)

No. 1

Most Financially Literate State


No. 2

State for Cost of Doing Business

(America’s Top States for Business 2018)

No. 3

Most Up-and-Coming Cities in America


No. 3

Financial Planning & Habits


No. 3

Top US Cities Where Millennials Are Moving, And Staying

(Financial Advisor)

No. 4

City to Start Your Tech Job Search


No. 6

Best State for Education


No. 6

Financial Knowledge & Education


No. 7

Best State for Fiscal Stability


No. 8

in U.S. State Economy Rankings

(Business Insider – 2018)

No. 9

Overall Best State


No. 11

Credit Score Rank


No. 14

Largest IT Hub With Over 5.8% of Jobs in IT

(Omaha Chamber)

No. 19

Best Large City to Live in


Quality of Living

Learn What Makes Living in Omaha Great

High quality of life, low cost of living, and diversity of educational and living options characterize life in Omaha. The greater Omaha area population of 1.3 million people is one of the country’s most affordable tech centers. At 4.9% below the national cost of living average, it costs less to live and work here than in most tech areas. Omaha has also been rated No. 2 in America’s Best Cities by Resonance (population of more than 200,000 but fewer than 1 million), No. 2 in Cities Where Renters Can Afford to Live Alone by SmartAssets, and No. 5 in Cities You Should Consider Moving to ASAP by Zoe Report.

Arts & Culture

With several theatre venues, history and art museums, and music venues, Omaha’s cultural community is thriving.

Sports & Events

Omaha is home to the Omaha Storm Chasers AAA baseball team, Omaha Beef professional indoor football team, and the Omaha Lancers hockey team.

Omaha also hosts several special sporting events such as The College World Series, US Olympic Swim Trials, and US Senior Open in addition to a wide variety of college sports events.

Outdoors & Adventure

With more than 240 parks and 120 miles of paved trails, Omaha provides excellent access to biking, fishing, golf courses, swimming pools, fitness trails, and picnic areas. There are also four large recreation areas nearby for fishing, camping, and boating fun.

Entertainment & Food

Locals love to socialize and celebrate; as a result, the community has abundant entertainment and food options. From one of the world’s best zoos to thirteen entertainment districts, there’s something for everyone.

Health Care

From primary care facilities and comprehensive hospitals to health care research and technology, Omaha delivers first-class health care to residents.