OMAHA NEWS AND LINKS

New Rankings for Omaha

#6 – The 12 Metro Areas with the Least Stressed Commuters by LawnStarter - October 2016

#19 – Best for Vets: Places to Live 2016 – Large Cities by Military Times - September 2016

#11 – Top Tech Cities in the Midwest by ComputeMidwest.com – September 2016

#10 – Best Large City for First Time Home Buyers by WalletHub – July 2016

Source: Greater Omaha Chamber

Best Cities for College Grads

Omaha is near the top of the class in ranking of top cities for new college grads

By Michael Kelly – Omaha World Herald

Zumper, an apartment search company, this week ranked Omaha No.8 out of the 260 largest U.S. cities in “Best Cities for New College Grads”

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Marriott Hotel is on schedule

Marriott, which will give downtown another full-service hotel when it opens next year, is on schedule

by Cindy Gonzalez – Omaha World Herald

The skyline-changing Marriott in downtown Omaha has risen three floors so far, and the 12-story hotel is on target to open in 2017.

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Happy 10th Anniversary to the Holland Center!

Inspiring development downtown, Holland became center of its own universe.

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13th & Howard Plaza Open

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The new outdoor plaza at 13th and Howard Streets is open to the public, with only a bit of landscaping and outdoor furniture still needed to beautify what had been a largely neglected edge of downtown's Old Market.

Chamber Parking Lot to be Transformed into Green Space

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The Greater Omaha Chamber announced a project to construct a courtyard and parking plaza at the corner of 13th and Howard streets, immediately south of the Chamber's office at 1301 Harney St.

Omaha – What Others have said

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Omaha is topping the charts on some prestigious organizations best of lists.

Fun Facts About Omaha!

Omaha is home to the headquarters of ten Fortune 1000 companies. More than $2 billion in new capital investment transformed the riverfront and downtown in less than a decade | A $127-million baseball stadium is planned for North Downtown | Omaha secured a contract to host the NCAA Men's College World Series through at least 2035 | CenturyLink Center Omaha, consistently among the world's top ticket sellers, is the venue for NCAA championships, Olympic trials and internationally known artists like Elton John, U2 and Paul McCartney | Cost of living is 10 to 13 percent below the national average | The Bob Kerrey Bridge is the first pedestrian bridge ever to link two states Courtesy of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

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OMAHA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Its very mission statement – to increase business, investment and employment in Greater Omaha – is a commitment to the entire metropolitan area and the state of Nebraska. VISIT THE more »

OMAHA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

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DOWNTOWN OMAHA INC

Downtown Omaha, Inc. is a nonprofit, privately funded corporation dedicated to helping the downtown community continue to be a viable, healthy, growing segment of Omaha. VISIT THE WEBSITE

GREATER OMAHA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

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OMAHA DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ASSOCIATION

The DID has been represents property owners, businesses, and residents within the district while working towards its goals of cleaning, replacing trees, and improving safety. VISIT THE WEBSITE

THE OLD MARKET

The Old Market is a delightful conglomeration of historic warehouse buildings providing a light to the turn of the century. Many of Omaha’s finest local restaurants are located in the more »

MECA: METROPOLITAN ENTERTAINMENT & CONVENTION AUTHORITY TEXT

MECA manages the construction and operations of the new Qwest Center Omaha. VISIT THE WEBSITE