Omaha’s economy is diverse and built on professional labor. In 2001, Newsweek magazine honored Omaha as one of the Top 10 high-tech cities in the United States. The city houses five Fortune 500 companies: Union Pacific Corporation, ConAgra Foods, Peter Kiewit & Sons, Inc., Mutual of Omaha Companies and Berkshire Hathaway, the company headed by the legendary Oracle of Omaha and richest man in the world, Warren Buffett.
In addition, Omaha, Nebraska hosts four Fortune 1000 companies: TD Ameritrade, Valmont Industries, West Corporation and Werner Enterprises. Three of the globe’s top thirty engineering and architectural firms call Omaha home as well.
High-tech companies have operations or headquarters in Omaha as well like PayPal (an eBay company), Hewlett Packard, First Data, LinkedIn, Bank of the West and soon to be Yahoo!.
Located over the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, the gaming industry is thriving with large gaming facilities like Harrah’s Casino & Hotel, Horseshoe Casino, Ameristar Casino and Harvey’s Casino Hotel. Many Nebraska rentals will put you minutes from all this!