Omaha is a vibrant, growing metropolitan area.
Seldin Company is proud to play a key role in the growth and development of its home town. Omaha is a vibrant, growing metropolitan area of 865,000 people and 24,000 thriving businesses comprised of eight counties in Nebraska and Iowa. Nine Fortune 1000 and five Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the city.Omaha is a "business" town. It has one of the nation's largest and strongest chambers of commerce, and it boasts an unusually strong atmosphere of cooperation among business, political and philanthropic leaders. Public/private partnerships have marshaled the necessary resources to bring more than $7.9 billion in new investment to the region over the past few years.
Ranked in the top 10 of the Brookings Institution's "America's Most Recession-Resistant Cities" list, Greater Omaha is an excellent city in which to do business. The favorable business climate extends throughout the state of Nebraska, where according to Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Nebraska is one of the top 10 pro-business states.
• More than 1.2 million people live within a 60-minute drive
• Diversified economy is not reliant on any one industry
• The area has seen steady job growth and low unemployment
• Major employers are committed to community investment and growth
Once a "great-kept secret," Omaha is now enjoying national recognition for its stellar achievements, outstanding business community and enviable quality of life. Here are just a few of the accolades media outlets have recently lavished upon Omaha:
#1 – America’s Most Affordable Cities (Forbes, January 2011)
#2 – Best Cities for Business (MarketWatch, December 2010)
#3 – Best Cities to Relocate in America (BestPlaces.net, October 2010)
#5 – America's Safest Cities (Forbes, October 2010)
#2 – Fifteen Best Cities to Restart Your Career (Business Insider, October 2010)
#6 – America's Most Livable Cities (Forbes, April 2010)
#8 – Top U.S. Growth Cities (U-Haul International, April 2010)
#7 – Best Places for Business & Careers (Forbes, April 2010)
#8 – Top U.S. Metros for Corporate Real Estate Projects (Site Selection, April 2010)
#9 – Cities That Are Having an Awesome Recovery (Business Insider, March 2010