OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 26, 2018 – In an era of influencers, futurist and Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard is looking ahead; and, November 13, he’ll be casting his economic eye on Omaha.

That’s when the Greater Omaha Chamber expects nearly 800 CEOs and senior executives – many of whom are already driving the region’s competitive mission – to attend the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon at Embassy Suites Omaha, La Vista.

Considered one of the most influential figures in business and economics, Karlgaard will provide insight on adapting in an era of technological and political disruption.

The results of the region’s annual Economic Outlook Survey will also be released at the event.

“The annual Economic Outlook Survey provides a framework for driving business development, talent acquisition and collaborative growth in areas that propel our collective future and favorably shape the region,” said David G. Brown, president and CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber.

Last year’s survey results indicated nearly half of all CEOs expected their organizations to “grow faster than the national pace in 2018.”

Such collective optimism might be one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report called Omaha the No. 7 “Best Affordable Place to Live in 2018,” and supports why “nearly 60 percent of all CEOs project capital investment to stay consistent in 2018, with almost a third expecting a higher investment,” according to the 2017 Economic Outlook Survey.

Cost to attend this year’s luncheon is $70 per member or $85 for nonmembers. Tables of 10 are $700 for members and $850 for nonmembers. Reservations are due Tuesday, Nov. 6 through

Event sponsors include ACCESSbank, Baird Holm LLP, D.A. Davidson & Co., Deloitte LLP, Lamp Rynearson and media sponsor KETV.

About Greater Omaha
Greater Omaha is a No. 1 ranked up-and-coming-tech hotspot, the No. 1 Best City for College Grads to Start their Careers in 2018 and Time magazine’s 2017 No. 3 Most Up-and-Coming City in America. Recognized for its “We Don’t Coast” attitude, and named America’s No. 2 Best Small City, Greater Omaha is home to more than 30 communities and nearly 1 million people, with a youthful population (more than 40 percent are age 24 or younger), low cost of living and steady economic growth that outpaces the nation. Berkshire Hathaway, Mutual of Omaha, Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc. and Union Pacific – all Fortune 500 companies – call Greater Omaha “home.”

About the Greater Omaha Chamber
Celebrating 125 years, the mission of the Greater Omaha Chamber is to champion a thriving business community and prosperous region through visionary leadership and collaboration.

Jill Bruckner
Communications/PR Manager
Greater Omaha Chamber
402-978-7920 (office)