Omaha Love

July 1, 2009 at 9:45 am 2 comments

Thanks to Silicon Prairie News for this share, as it always helps my argument when I am asked “Why Omaha, Anissa”?

The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce shares some new facts and figures on the great city and state many of us call home…

It’s been a busy quarter for national attention in Omaha and Nebraska with eight new or updated rankings for the city and 11 for the state. These additional 19 rankings coupled with 10 for the first quarter bring the total rankings for 2009 up to 29.

2Q 2009 Rankings and Recognitions

  • Omaha received the #10 ranking for “America’s Most Recession-Resistant Cities” (Brookings Institution – June 2009)
  • Omaha was rated sixth on the list of “Best Mid-sized Cities for Next Gen Workers” (Next Generation Consulting – June 2009)
  • Omaha was ranked fifth among the “Best Places to Start Over” (Business Week – June 2009)
  • The Greater Omaha MSA is 11th on the “2009 Best Large Cities for Job Growth” ( – June 2009)
  • Omaha ranked 35th out of 200 top metros for “Best Places for Business and Careers” ( – June 2009)
  • Omaha ranked 33rd out of 200 top metros for “Cost of Living” ( – June 2009)
  • Omaha ranked 35th out of 200 top metros for “Projected Job Growth” ( – June 2009)
  • Omaha is sixth on the list of “Most Favorable Cities for a Plant that Turns an Ethanol Byproduct into Health Food.” (The Boyd Company – April 2009)
  • Nebraska was one of only nine states to receive a “Green” rating for the “Best Places to Avoid a Recession” ( – June 2009)
  • Nebraska ranked 10th on the list of “Best States for Business” ( – June 2009)
  • Nebraska was identified as being more than 90 percent recession proof from 1991 through 2009 ( – June 2009)
  • Nebraska was listed among only 10 states whose economies are outperforming the U.S. economy as a whole (Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government – April 2009)
  • Nebraska ranked 16th on a list of “America’s Best States to Live” ( – June 2009)
  • Nebraska ranked #1 as the “Financially Happiest State in the Union” ( Happiness Index – April 2009)
  • Nebraska is listed as a “Top 10 Pro-Business State for 2009” (Pollina Corporate Real Estate – June 2009)
  • In the overall ranking for “Best States for Business”, Nebraska is fifth (Directorship Boardroom Intelligence – June 2009)
  • On the “National Physical Health Ranking”, Nebraska is sixth ( – June 2009)
  • Nebraska ranked seventh for “Lowest Cost of Living in 2008″ ( – June 2009)
  • Nebraska ranked 12th for “Quality of Life in 2008” ( – June 2009)


  • As of May 2009, Nebraska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was less than half the national average (4.4 vs. 9.4) and was tied with North Dakota for the lowest unemployment rate in the nation (Bureau of Labor Statistics – 2009)

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