Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership


Five Fortune 500 companies have chosen Greater Omaha as their headquarters location, illustrating the benefits of locating headquarters operations in this community. In fact, companies across all industries are taking advantage of the low-cost operating environment and quality workforce, and choosing Greater Omaha for their base of operations.

Greater Omaha's growing economy is home to the headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies:

  • Berkshire Hathaway (#4) – The company owns all or portions of Omaha-based Borsheim’s Jewelry Company and Nebraska Furniture Mart. Financial guru Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and longtime Omaha resident, is one of the richest people in America, according to Forbes magazine.
  • Union Pacific (#135) – The largest railroad in North America, Union Pacific operates in 23 states with a rail system that links every major West Coast and Gulf Coast port, and serves major gateways to the east. It’s also the primary rail connection between the U.S. and Mexico.
  • ConAgra Foods (#184) – This international diversified food giant operates across the entire food chain and beyond, with major companies doing business in such areas as crop protection, food processing and consumer frozen foods, as well as financial companies specializing in commodity futures brokerage services, cattle feeding financial services, transportation financing and insurance services.
  • Kiewit (#236) – One of the nation’s largest general contractors, this privately owned company has divisions engaged in telecommunications, coal mining, independent energy, infrastructure development and data services
  • Mutual of Omaha (#392)  – A full-service, multi-line provider of insurance and financial services products, Mutual of Omaha offers products and services that provide financial protection to help families, individuals, businesses and groups achieve their goals.

Greater Omaha's economy is also home to the headquarters of five Fortune 1000 companies:

  • Valmont Industries (#682) – Known for its center pivot technology, Valmont is a leader in irrigation, structures, coating and tubing.  The company operates from 43 facilities located in fourteen countries around the world.
  • Green Plains (#721) - Green Plains, an ethanol marketing and commodities processing company, is also the nation’s fourth largest ethanol producer. The company has tweleve plants in Nebraska, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Tennessee.
  • TD Ameritrade (#772) – TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, combines innovative trading technology, easy-to-use and understand investment tools and services, investor education and superior client service to create a market-leading financial services experience.
  • West Corporation (#787) –  West provides the technology and customized services to connect businesses with their customers, workforce, partners and vendors. This communications company processes billions of minutes in voice-related transactions every year, with employees located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
  • Werner Enterprises (#963) – A premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia, Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States.
The desirability of Greater Omaha as a business location is underscored by the fact that many Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies have major manufacturing plants or service operations here.