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Old 03-10-2007, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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This is a bad place for information, there are many other sources available...
Too many flamers here...

Many other sites are full of knowledge and people that love the city, and so far this is the only one
that is being run by haters :-)

Omaha is a growing, progressive city that has much to do throughout the year including the much dreaded winter...

Now someone is going to post in this thread about how poor we are and how ghetto we are, but if you were to do some searches on "other" websites, you will see more accurate information about this city....
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:26 AM
 
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For anyone who wants information about Omaha or any other part of Nebraska need to find out if the person is living in the area and how long the individual has been living there. If you want statical data there are many different web links that can give you this. One thing to keep in mind is that this is data that has been gathered for analysis purposes. This data does not tell you what the area is about, as it is about numbers. It does not tell you about the schools, the churches, the hospitals, the shopping, where to go to eat, where the good homes are at, or about the actual crime in the area is like. In order to learn about an area you need to visit with people living there. Someone from California can't tell me about what life is like in Nebraska anymore than I can tell you about life in California. Now I have lived there, but that was in the early 70's and I know that it has changed there.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Here are a few examples:

a.Omaha was ranked in the top 20 in 2003 for best jobs in the us according to:
b.top 20 here in the us for quality of life:
c.#5 according to msnbc.com for raising a baby
d.Study ranks the Omaha metro the #30 funnest metro in america
e.#41 for highest per capita income in the US
f.crime rate if very low
g.#7 best big city place to live according to money magazine
h.#15 overal for jobs,
h.#32nd in median household income
h.#12th cost of living rank
h.#55 job growth

ahttp://www.nbc30.com/news/2608638/detail.html
bhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16775895/
chttp://www.move.com/new-homes/before...e-a-family.cms
dhttp://www.bestjobsusa.com/sections/CAN-bestplaces2003/index.asp (broken link)
ehttp://bea.gov/bea/newsrel/MPINewsRelease.htm
fhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_..._by_Crime_Rate
ghttp://money.cnn.com/magazines/money...bigcities.html
h.http://www.forbes.com/home/2007/02/1...obs_table.html
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Forbes Magazine ranked Omaha 15th overall for jobs, 32nd highest in median household income, 17th in unemployment, 12th in cost of living rank 55th in job growth out of all the metros in the nation...

Says Forbes (2/15/07) http://www.forbes.com/2007/02/15/bes...ml&partner=rss

Complete rankings here: http://www.forbes.com/home/2007/02/1...obs_table.html

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http://www.omahachamber.org/pdf/EconomicOutlook.pdf

This one was just released and is the latest
it spells out household income vs US
Cost of living vs US
population of individual counties in Omaha metro and how much they grew by
from 2000 to 2006 and projections to 2011. It lays out the job growth here and by what categories... And what to expect in the next year 2007
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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This is a bad place for information, there are many other sources available...
Too many flamers here...

Many other sites are full of knowledge and people that love the city, and so far this is the only one
that is being run by haters :-)

Omaha is a growing, progressive city that has much to do throughout the year including the much dreaded winter...

Now someone is going to post in this thread about how poor we are and how ghetto we are, but if you were to do some searches on "other" websites, you will see more accurate information about this city....
It is far better for people to hear all sorts of opinions, instead of just the Chamber of Commerce's. On an open forum you get all kinds of opinions, some of which are more accurate than others. Everyone knows Omaha's streets are not paved with gold, the city is not crime-free, there is unemployment, etc. Better to go there with your eyes open. I agree with kosnebbear, you can't get the soul of the city from statistics. Talk to some people who have lived there, the detractors as well as the supporters.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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The links I have provided are not from the Omaha chamber of Commerce...
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Here are a few examples:


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http://www.omahachamber.org/pdf/EconomicOutlook.pdf
So who is this? And that is a common expression for boosterism.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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okay, Pittnurse you got me, but it was unintentional, TO EVERYONE READING THIS THREAD... ON ALL OF THOSE LINKS THAT I POSTED 1 OF THEM IS FROM THE OMAHA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.... SO THAT INFORMATION MAY NOT BE VALID, CHOOSE TO READ IT IF YOU WANT....
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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It is far better for people to hear all sorts of opinions, instead of just the Chamber of Commerce's. On an open forum you get all kinds of opinions, some of which are more accurate than others. Everyone knows Omaha's streets are not paved with gold, the city is not crime-free, there is unemployment, etc. Better to go there with your eyes open. I agree with kosnebbear, you can't get the soul of the city from statistics. Talk to some people who have lived there, the detractors as well as the supporters.
But part of the problem I have with people's opinions is that they're second or third hand. A lot of the people I hear say about "bad" parts of Omaha are at best educated guesses. Not many have said "When I lived there..." you usually hear "I've never gone.. would never go..." So when someone who has better first hand info refutes that it's frustrating when you try to tell one of us who knows better how "it" should be.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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DTO, in that thread with all of the links I provided, only 1 was from the chamber and that is more of an outlook ahead link anyways... all the statistics were provided from sources far away from OMaha....
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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But part of the problem I have with people's opinions is that they're second or third hand. A lot of the people I hear say about "bad" parts of Omaha are at best educated guesses. Not many have said "When I lived there..." you usually hear "I've never gone.. would never go..." So when someone who has better first hand info refutes that it's frustrating when you try to tell one of us who knows better how "it" should be.
Well, I HAVE spent quite a bit of time in Omaha. What I mean is that statistics are dry, don't give you the whole picture. I too, often wonder why people on any city forum ask questions like "what is the crime rate?", "where are the good schools?", etc. Those are questions that can best be answered by looking at the statistics. On the other hand, you don't get the heart and soul of a city that way. And of course, you take it with a grain of salt. I think people who would consider moving ANYWHERE without checking the place out themselves are foolish.

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