REGIONAL DATA

Get the stats on Greater Omaha and its economy.

Our Economic Data Speaks for Itself.

This is where you’ll find the numbers behind Greater Omaha’s success. All the data you need is here. The numbers speak for themselves – our steady economic growth makes Omaha one of the most favorable cities in the nation for your business.

MONTHLY ECONOMIC INDICATORS
GREATER OMAHA BUILDING PERMITS

Business Environment

From our strong business climate to our first-class resources, we’re proud to cultivate an environment ideally suited for companies wishing to start, grow or expand operations.

A Diverse Mix of Industries

Our steady economic growth is the envy of the nation.

Greater Omaha produces more than $52 billion in goods and services each year.

Outpaced the nation in economic growth for the past 5 years in:

    • Finance & Insurance: Increased 34.7% vs 3.4%
    • Healthcare & Social Assistance: Increased 5.8% vs 2.6%

Our Information industry is booming with a 16.0% increase over the last 5 years.1

We work hard to keep the business climate friendly and taxes moderate.

Our cost of doing business is 12 percent below the national average.2

2022 Greater Omaha Major Employers3

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Fortune Thrives Here

We’re proud of the fact that some of the world’s most recognizable companies are based here. We’re even more proud of the impact they’re having around the nation – and the globe.

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Transportation

A Key Transportation Hub

We’re served by a ring of interstate highways, railroads, motor freight, air and river transportation.

Reach your destination in 2-3 days with easy access to I-80 and I-29.

Major Rail Centers:

    • Burlington Northern Santa Fe
    • Canadian National Railway Company
    • Union Pacific Railroad

29 direct flights including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C. 4

Barge traffic can navigate the Missouri River 10 months of the year.

Workforce & Talent

Savvy, Sophisticated Talent.

If you’re ready to ignite your career – if you’re determined to make a mark instead of just making due – you’ll find a place. Here, we embrace entrepreneurs, cultivate innovation and let imagination run free.

Job Growth

We’ve added almost 29,000 jobs5 since 2010. Our population not only possesses the education and qualities employers are looking for, but also encompasses the Midwest work ethic simply part of the fabric of our region.

Demographics

Our region and people excel at exceeding expectations.

Population

Our population of 1,004,7716 is characterized by steady growth. Growing to 1.1 million people by 2035.7

Race/Ethnicity

With a diverse cultural makeup, ethnic minorities comprise 13.5% of our population including a Hispanic populace of 10.8%.8

Age

Our reputation as a vibrant, growing community attracts young and talented workers ready to ignite their career.

  • 34% of our population is 24 years of age or younger.
  • Median Age: 36.19

Income

Our low cost of living and competitive wages create a spending power of $61,040 – 2.5% above nation’s ($59,510).10

Sources

  1. U.S Bureau of Economic Analysis, Real GDP by Metro Area by Industry, 2016-2020
  2. Dr. Eric Thompson, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2021 Barometer
  3. Data Axle, 2022
  4. Omaha Airport Authority, 2021 Annual Statistics
  5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, LAUS, 2010-2021
  6. U.S. Census, 2020 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171)
  7. Woods & Poole Economics, 2019 CEDDS
  8. U.S. Census, ACS 2016-2020 5-Year Estimates, “Table DP05: Demographic and Housing Estimates”
  9. U.S. Census, ACS 2016-2020 5-Year Estimates, “Table DP05: Demographic and Housing Estimates”
  10. U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, “Personal Income Summary: Personal Income, Population, Per Capita Personal Income”, 2020
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