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Old 09-08-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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After reading about recent flights/carriers leaving the Lincoln airport I'm curious to hear what some of you think about relationship between Nebraska's Capitol city and it's largest city.

As far as the airports I know there are lots of people from Lincoln that use the Omaha airport for the cheaper fares and more options.

Also I hear a lot of Lincolnites bemoan building the Haymarket arena in hopes of landing big concerts with Omaha right up the road.

I got to Lincoln often and like it well enough but I hear a lot of the locals talk about having to go to Omaha for whatever it is Lincoln is lacking.

What else do you think that Lincoln has to look to Omaha for?
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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As a former Lincolnite who lived there 30 years, I loved Lincoln, but it is not a progressive city. What does Lincoln look to in Omaha? How about shopping at someplace other than Wal-Mart or Target? How about eating at a restaurant that's not a franchise? How about an airport that has more that a handful of flights? How about a business/political climate that encourages, not discourages, new businesses? How about JOBS, well paying JOBS!??!! There are no progressive jobs in Lincoln and thus, once the kids were out of school, I moved to greener pastures. I love Lincoln and still consider it home but I don't expect to move back.
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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Well, I don't know.
Lincoln has jobs. Omaha does pay better, but Lincoln still pays pretty nicely. Lincoln's a smaller market, so of course the jobs aren't going to be as plentiful as in Omaha.
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Lincoln has a nice downtown and it appears the city leaders are understanding that they need to continue to grow the core, much like Omaha is doing..

You can see this in the awesome Antelope valley project, the projected Arena, retail/parking garages, ice skating rink, New civic center, tax incentives for starting businesses, proposed towers etc..

Along with the nearby Technology park and innovation campus, Lincoln is on the right track..
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