Omaha is consistently ranked as a Best City. What makes this city great? The architecture, the arts, the outdoor activities? Sure. But, our greatest asset is our people.
Whether you stay here or move here, you’ll thrive here. Because when you succeed, we succeed. A community’s people help it grow and prosper – and our people are hard-working and well-educated, diverse and caring. Humble enough to know we’re not perfect, motivated enough to keep striving to be that much better.
What is your passion? Innovation? Creativity? Community impact? Welcome to ‘where’ you can fully explore your ‘why’ – a region focused on ensuring everyone can celebrate possibility and realize their greatest potential.
The invitation is an energetic and open one – pursue your calling and grow your career right here. Seek out opportunities to make an impact at a startup, nonprofit or Fortune 500, or start the next one.
To those bold enough to push the bounds and realize their entrepreneurial dreams, we do more than applaud you, we support you through The Startup Collaborative, Kitchen Council, REACH, and other avenues.)
For those who categorize themselves as “creatives” – and we’d argue that should be all of us – know that you, too, are embraced and encouraged here. (If you’ve haven’t been to one of our monthly Creative Mornings gatherings, that’s an energy you have to experience. Everyone is welcome.) Our live stages, museums, galleries and collaboratives all celebrate and showcase the incredible gift of artistic creativity that’s rampant here. Contribute your talents to the scene or enrich yourself through enjoyment – your call.
Perhaps a key part of “you” is a passion for community service – doing your part, philanthropically, to elevate and enhance our region and those who live here. Maybe that looks like mentoring with Partnership 4 Kids, taking tickets at Film Streams, or volunteering with Inclusive Communities or Omaha’s groundbreaking Tri-Faith Initiative. Opportunities to engage abound and now, with this year’s launch of SHARE Omaha, it’s easier than ever to connect your desire to help with a need in our community. We raise each other up and help each other over – always have.
At the heart of who we are as a region is a diverse and vibrant collection of people – each with their own hopes, dreams and talents. Everyone who comes here to work hard and succeed makes our Greater Omaha even greater.
What Others Say About Omaha
#17 / 100 – Top Cities for Jobs for cities under 1 million, WSJ, 2020
#5 /10 – 10 U.S. Cities Where Employees are the Happiest, Fortune, 2019
#5 / 5 – Five Best Cities With Good Jobs and Cheap Housing, Investopedia, 2020
#9 / 10 – Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance in 2020, SmartAsset, 2020
#7 / 190 – Best American Cities to Work in Tech in 2018, SmartAsset, 2018
#7 / 100 – Cities where Millennials Make the Most Money, Credit Sesame, 2018
#2 / 3 – Cities Millennials Should Consider for Optimal Careers, Yahoo Finance, 2018
#7 / 25 – Top 25 most fun cities for new college grads where jobs are abundant and housing is affordable, Business Insider, 2018
#1 / 10 – Best Cities for College Grads to Start Their Careers in 2018, ZipRecruiter, 2018
#1 / 20 – The Best Metro Areas for Millennials in 2018 (Omaha & Council Bluffs), Realty Hop, 2018
#14 / 100 – Most Caring Cities in America, WalletHub, 2018
#20 / 100 – 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live, Livability, 2019
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