Tuesday, October 26, 2010

O! is for...


...Omaha, Nebraska, USA
A view from the city park lagoon of the downtown skyline.

Located on the Missouri River near the heart of the country's geographic center, Omaha is the hub of a fast-growing metro area that includes over a million people.
Today, Omaha is the home to five Fortune 500 companies: ConAgra Foods, Union Pacific Corporation, Mutual of Omaha, Peter Kiewit and Sons, Inc., and Berkshire Hathaway.[5] Berkshire Hathaway is headed by local investor Warren Buffett, who was the richest person in the world, in 2008, according to Forbes in 2008.[6] Omaha is also the home to four Fortune 1000 headquarters, TD Ameritrade, West Corporation, Valmont Industries, and Werner Enterprises. First National Bank of Omaha is the largest privately held bank in the United States. Headquarters for the Leo A. Daly Co., HDR, Inc. and DLR Group, three of the US's top 30 architectural and engineering firms, are located in Omaha. The modern economy of Omaha is diverse and built on skilled knowledge jobs. In 2009, Forbes identified Omaha as the nation's number one "Best Bang-For-The Buck City" and number one on "America's Fastest-Recovering Cities" list.
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10 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

Omaha is looking mighty fine! What a gorgeous reflection in that water and the fall colors are "outstanding!"

Roger Owen Green said...

i love urban parks! I've never been to Nebraska at all - looks nice.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Vernz said...

It's so clean great city scape..
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jabblog said...

It looks very tranquil on a lovely autumn day.

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting post and marvelous photo for the O Day, Raf! What a lovely view! Love the reflections on the water and the fall colors and, of course, the blue skies! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Berowne said...

Well chosen subject for O Day.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Been to Nebraska several times. I've always been impressed with how much Nebraskans honor their early history. The fact that the Lewis and Clark expedition traveled through Nebraska (much of the route followed by interstate 80) always made the trips so thrilling.

Tumblewords: said...

Lookin' gOOd there! Beautiful phOtO!

Small City Scenes said...

Very nice image, Raf. I love the stillness of it. MB

Marka said...

'tis a nice view in the city.