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Roll Up Your Sleeves. Pour in Your Passion. Reap Your Rewards.

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.


Greater Omaha

Greater Omaha’s labor force totals approximately 504,612 people, with a participation rate of over 70%, compared to 63.3% nationwide.

Source: JobsEQ® (ACS 2011-2015)

More than 91% of our 25-and-olders have graduated from high school, greater than the national average of 88%.

Source: JobsEQ® (ACS 2011-2015)

We have a higher percentage of adults achieving a bachelor’s degree or higher (35.5% versus 31.3% nationally).

Source: JobsEQ® (ACS 2011-2015)

Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs’ labor force totals approximately 32,404 people, with a participation rate of almost 66%, compared to 63.3% nationwide.

Source: JobsEQ® (ACS 2011-2015)

88% of our 25-and-olders have graduated from high school, the same as the national average.

Source: JobsEQ® (ACS 2011-2015)

Pottawattamie County

Pottawattamie County’s labor force totals approximately 48,869 people, with a participation rate of over 66.6%, compared to 63.3% nationwide.

Source: JobsEQ® (ACS 2011-2015)

More than 90% of our 25-and-olders have graduated from high school, greater than the national average of 88%.

Source: JobsEQ® (ACS 2011-2015)


Locate or expand, here.

Our region boasts a motivated and high-quality available workforce, lower than average labor costs, and an advantageous location at the crossroads of America by road and rail.

More than 41,000 businesses have chosen Greater Omaha and 3,000 have chosen Council Bluffs to call home.

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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.

Fortune 500s

Berkshire Hathaway (No. 4)
Union Pacific (No. 129)
Peter Kiewit Sons' Inc. (No. 314)
Mutual of Omaha (No. 367)

Fortune 1000s

Valmont Industries (No. 813)
Green Plains Inc. (No. 742)
TD Ameritrade (No. 680)
West Corporation (No. 869)
Werner Enterprises (No. 945)