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Old 07-15-2009, 01:08 PM
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What do you think will become of Omaha in 10 years?
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:08 AM
 
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What do you think will become of Omaha in 10 years?
It's poised and positioned for major growth.

Big in higher education.
Big in medical enterprise.
Diversity in jobs.
Good infrastructure.
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:13 AM
 
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It's poised and positioned for major growth.

Big in higher education.
Big in medical enterprise.
Diversity in jobs.
Good infrastructure.

I agree. Cities like Omaha and Des Moines will likely grow much faster in percentage terms compared to Kansas City. Omaha and Des Moines offer a lower cost of living, a less stressful medium sized metro setting, and a much better economy compared to many other places around the country.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:43 PM
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It's poised and positioned for major growth.

Big in higher education.
Big in medical enterprise.
Diversity in jobs.
Good infrastructure.
What kinds of jobs do you think would go to Omaha in particular?
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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What kinds of jobs do you think would go to Omaha in particular?
What kind of jobs will be drawn to Omaha?

I'm not really sure, but I'd bet that pretty much anything related to the medical industry might come. There are 12 major hospitals in the metro area, and all of them are expanding.

I don't know that it's a tech hot-spot, because those kinds of jobs can pretty much spring up anywhere.

Downtown Omaha is becoming more and more urban, with an increase in the arts. The new QWest Center continues to draw major events, so anything connected to that is a good bet.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:01 PM
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What kind of jobs will be drawn to Omaha?

I'm not really sure, but I'd bet that pretty much anything related to the medical industry might come. There are 12 major hospitals in the metro area, and all of them are expanding.

I don't know that it's a tech hot-spot, because those kinds of jobs can pretty much spring up anywhere.

Downtown Omaha is becoming more and more urban, with an increase in the arts. The new QWest Center continues to draw major events, so anything connected to that is a good bet.
Don't get me wrong. I think the medical industry can be a great thing. I had to have a major spine surgery last year(Broken spine). I had a great surgeon. With that said, not everyone is going into the medical industry(me especially). There should be other jobs for those who do not choose the medical industry.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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Don't get me wrong. I think the medical industry can be a great thing. I had to have a major spine surgery last year(Broken spine). I had a great surgeon. With that said, not everyone is going into the medical industry(me especially). There should be other jobs for those who do not choose the medical industry.
Right.

But think about all the ancillary jobs that accompany a major medical area - complete with all those who do work in the medical field. Somebody is going to be selling these people cars. Somebody will be selling them furniture. Somebody is going to be building them homes and/or remodeling them. You get the idea...

In addition, think about all the money that goes into a community when, for instance, the Lied Medical Research Center does a multi-million dollar expansion.


Also... I just found this on Emporis.com.
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http://www.emporis.com/files/blackbar.gif (broken link) Biggest city in Nebraska and the port of entry and seat of Douglas county. Omaha is situated in the eastern part of the state and on the west bank of the Missouri River, opposite Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Major industries include food processing, insurance, and telecommunications.

Omaha is one of the nation's hotbeds for the telecommunications industry. Over 50,000 people go to work each day at a telecommunications related job in Omaha.

Omaha is currently undergoing a major construction boom in its downtown that will change and advance its skyline over the next several years.

Omaha is also known as the 'Big O' or 'River City' by its hometown citizens.

Founded in 1854 and incorporated in 1857.

I do think that great times are ahead for Omaha.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:50 PM
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Right.

But think about all the ancillary jobs that accompany a major medical area - complete with all those who do work in the medical field. Somebody is going to be selling these people cars. Somebody will be selling them furniture. Somebody is going to be building them homes and/or remodeling them. You get the idea...

In addition, think about all the money that goes into a community when, for instance, the Lied Medical Research Center does a multi-million dollar expansion.


Also... I just found this on Emporis.com.



I do think that great times are ahead for Omaha.
I read the part about telecommunications. I forgot that Omaha is the big hub for telemarketer calls. I used to be a telemarketer(hated it like crazy). I hear Con-Agra foods is in Omaha.
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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I read the part about telecommunications. I forgot that Omaha is the big hub for telemarketer calls. I used to be a telemarketer(hated it like crazy). I hear Con-Agra foods is in Omaha.
Yes, Omaha is the world headquarters for Con-Agra. It's right along the river, just south of the Qwest Center, east of the Old Market area. Very nice campus. They've also got several sites scattered around Omaha.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:02 PM
 
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Telemarketering is not really considered part of the telecom industry. Telecom companies are Cox, Qwest, AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner, DishNetwork, and DirectTV to name a few.
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