Live Large Among Our Giants
We’re home to more than 45,000 businesses, including four Fortune 500 and five Fortune 1000 headquarters.
International Trade in Nebraska and Iowa Sustains Over 745,000 Jobs and Creates More Than #35 Billion in Imports and Exports.1
- Financial Services
- Food Products
- Life Science
They Come Here for Better. We are.
Attracting companies and individuals from around the globe –
Start in the Middle – and Radiate. That’s How We Change our World.
Our region provides an ideal central location for companies to reach their customers quickly and efficiently.
9.1 Million People Live Within 250 Miles with Average Earnings Approaching $200 Billion
Eppley Airfield offers over 70 departures for domestic and international travel, including non-stop travel to 28 cities.
We enjoy immediate proximity to Interstates 29 and 80 – making it possible to reach the majority of U.S. destinations within two to three days by truck.
Barge traffic can navigate on the Missouri River 10 months out of the year (March – Nov.).
We’re a major rail center served by Union Pacific Railroad, Canadian National Railway Company and Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
Foreign Trade Zones
Access to our two foreign-trade zones (19 and 59) assists importers and encourages efficient international trade by reducing, deferring or even eliminating duties on goods.
This region is growing places. Over the past 10 years, exports in Greater Omaha have increased by $2.1 billion, growing an average of 1.1 percent each year. In 2016, the Omaha MSA exports totaled 3.5 billion.2
We Value Where You’re From – and Where You’re Going
With highly-valued relationships around the world, we are connected with the global business community, economic development and government organizations as well as our six Sister Cities:
- Yantai, China
- Braunschweig, Germany
- Shizuoka, Japan
- Naas, Ireland
- Siauliai, Lithuania
- Xalapa, Mexico
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Certificates of Origin
Attention exporters – the Greater Omaha Chamber is partnering with eCertify to streamline the way Certificates of Origin are processed. Effective March 1, 2015 we’re converting our existing paper-based process to an online system. This will translate into cost savings and efficiency gains for you.
With eCertify, you will:
- Eliminate courier costs
- Reduce administration costs
- Reduce errors
- Improve turnaround time
- Receive prompt notification of acceptance or rejection
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The new fee schedule for Certificates of Origin services:
$20/certificate for the first 100 shipments and $10/certificate for 101+ shipments for members, $75/shipment for nonmembers.
Exceed Your Boundaries and Flourish
We are a Region Built to Grow Business.
Greater Omaha’s labor force totals more than 777,000 people within a 60-minute commute from the metro’s epicenter. We boast a motivated and high-quality available workforce and lower than average labor costs.
Our stable tax structure – for both businesses and individuals – utilizes targeted business tax incentive programs and exemptions at low tax rates.
Top States for Business
Rates for commercial and industrial users are 20.6 and 15 percent below the national average.5
OPPD will be 51 percent renewable by 2020 6
- Abundant water
- Low risk for natural disaster
Our incentive and training programs are available to businesses of all sizes.
Flourish Explore, Toast and Live Large with Us
Greater Omaha’s Cost of Living is 7.9% Below the National Aveage
We are a cultural hub, drawing creative and talented people from all over the globe. World-class museums, Broadway-caliber productions, dance companies and renowned symphonies are just a few of the dynamic offerings our community embraces.
Dine in some of the finest restaurants in the U.S. with cuisines ranging from Laotian to classic Midwest steakhouses frequented by our own Warren Buffett.7
Affordable housing, great schools and universities, and innovative hospitals and medical centers encompass all of the indispensable elements you and your family need to flourish.
- Source: Business Round Table, 2015 ︎
- Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, 2016
- Source: JobsEQ (data derived from U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey) ︎
- Source: Forbes, 2017 ︎
- Source: U.S. Energy Administration, 2016 ︎
- Source: Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), 2017 ︎
- Source: Council for Community and Economic Research, 2017 Annual Average ︎