List of businesses in Omaha

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Further information: Economy of Omaha, Nebraska

This is a list of businesses that have their headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.

Introduction[edit]

Although Nebraska's economy is still primarily based on agriculture, Omaha's economy today has diversified to become a national leader in several industries, including banking, insurance, telecommunications, architecture/construction and transportation. Omaha's economy has grown dramatically since the early 1990s. The city has five companies that rank in the Fortune 500. It also is the smallest city to have two major research hospitals, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University Medical Center. Omaha's most prominent businessman is Warren Buffett, nicknamed the "Oracle of Omaha", who was ranked by Forbes Magazine as the fourth richest man in the world (in 2013).[1] He lives in a relatively modest home in the Dundee neighborhood west of downtown Omaha.

Businesses[edit]

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B[edit]

  • Bozell Worldwide—once one of the largest advertising agencies in the world
  • Borsheim's Fine Jewelry—the largest independent jewelry story in the country, owned by Berkshire Hathaway
  • The Bekins Company—once the largest moving company in the country, no longer based in Omaha
  • Berkshire HathawayFortune 500—a large holding company controlled by legendary investor Warren Buffett. Holdings include GEICO, General Re, Dairy Queen and large shares of Coca-Cola and the Washington Post Co., among others.

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F[edit]

  • Film Streams—a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of Omaha, Nebraska[1] and the surrounding region through the presentation and discussion of film
  • First National Bank of Omaha—the main operating unit of the First National of Nebraska Company, one of the 50 largest banking operations in the country, with more than $16 billion in assets. The company is the fifth-largest processor of credit card transactions in the world, and is a "top 10" issuer of Visa-branded credit cards.[2]

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H[edit]

  • Hayneedle—operator of e-commerce websites
  • hayWire, Inc.— Custom website design and development using Wordpress and Responsive Web Design.
  • HDR, Inc.—formerly Henningson, Durham and Richardson, this architecture, planning and engineering firm is the largest healthcare architecture firm in the country. It also focuses on transportation, municipal architecture and other services, and is one of the 10 largest architecture firms in the country. The company is global employee-owned.
  • '''HoppyKidz!''' Inflatables Based out of Bellevue, Nebraska serves the entire Omaha-metro area (and beyond) with inflatable bounce houses, carnival games, concessions, toys and other party supplies. Actively accredited by the BBB and fully insured.

I[edit]

  • infoUSA—this business information clearinghouse is based in Omaha

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Q[edit]

  • Qwest Corporation— Formerly US West and Northwestern Bell before that. Headquarters in Denver. now Centurylink

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T[edit]

  • TD Ameritrade Fortune 1000—one of the pioneers of the online brokerage house, Ameritrade, which recently merged with Toronto Dominion Bank's online brokerage, is now TDAmeritrade and remains headquartered in Omaha.

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V[edit]

  • Valmont Industries—the inventor of center-pivot irrigation systems, and now the largest manufacturer of light poles, street signs and other municipal hardware, is based in Omaha.

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X[edit]

Y[edit]

  • Yahoo!—datacenter scheduled to be online late 2009

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World's Billionaires". Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.fnni.com/index.html