Omaha, the new Silicon Valley

February 13, 2009 at 8:16 am 2 comments

Actually, Omaha is the new Silicon Prairie, or haven’t you heard?  Not only is PayPal here, but also People Search Media, Google, Yahoo, Contemporary Analysis, and LinkedIn.com. And that’s just the really BIG names.  Heck there is even a website.  For those that don’t know about Omaha, Nebraska, well then, let me educate you just a bit.

Omaha is home of 5 Fortune 500 Headquarters.

The Reuben sandwich was invented in Omaha.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo has the world’s largest geodesic dome and indoor rainforest. The Lied Jungle located in Omaha is the world’s largest indoor rain forest.

Borsheims in Omaha is the largest jewelry store in the nation.

Nebraska Furniture Mart in Omaha is the largest furniture store in the nation.

The Mutual of Omaha Corporate headquarters has 7 underground floors.

Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town in Omaha in 1917.

In 1950, Omaha became the home of the College World Series.

Hometown to Fred Astaire, Marlon Brando, and Nick Nolte.

There are many more fantastic facts about Omaha, but I wouldn’t want to be seen as bragging 🙂  Regardless, when people ask ‘why Omaha, Anissa’ more and more , my answer is ‘why not?’


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. A Quirk of Fate  |  February 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Don’t forget Gallop 😉

    Reply
    • 2. anissastein  |  February 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      Oops, totally forgot Gallup, thanks!

      Reply

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