Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership

top business sectors

Fortune 500 Headquarters >>
Greater Omaha is home to the headquarters of ten Fortune 1000 companies. Those include five on the Fortune 500 list — Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., Union Pacific, ConAgra Foods, Peter Kiewit Sons, Inc. and Mutual of Omaha.

Financial Services >>
With the nation’s largest privately held bank (First National Bank of Nebraska) and three Fortune 1000 financial services companies (Berkshire Hathaway, Mutual of Omaha and TD Ameritrade), Greater Omaha's financial services clusters have one of the highest densities in the country.

Defense Industry >>
Greater Omaha is home to Offutt Air Force Base which houses United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), U.S. Air Force Weather Agency and the 55th Wing of the U.S. Air Force. As such, Greater Omaha has a global reach, emphasizing key components of the base’s core missions — including deterrence, space, cyberspace global weather, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Transportation & Distribution >>
With its central location and outstanding infrastructure, Greater Omaha is home to key transportation companies and is a logistics center. In fact, two of Greater Omaha’s Fortune 1000 companies are in this sector, Union Pacific and Werner Enterprises.  

Manufacturing >>
Greater Omaha has low utility costs, a central U.S. location and excellent transportation access. Thus, Greater Omaha’s manufacturing sector has continued to thrive in areas such as agriculture-related hardware, value-added agricultural products, chemicals/fuels and finished goods.

Information Technology >>
Greater Omaha's information technology businesses continue to flourish with numerous companies creating or opening key technology operations in Omaha.  Greater Omaha has grown to be a high-tech haven with a diverse mix of technology and a highly trained IT workforce.

Areas of Focus >>
The Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership is committed to identifying businesses and industries that have unlimited growth potential.