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America's Best Cities For Global Trade 2015

Omaha, NE

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Written by Haylle Sok

OMAHA, Nebraska
Population: 446,599
Unemployment: 3.2 percent
Recent development: Prairie Breeze Wind Energy facility

Omaha has several features that make it particularly desirable for businesses to relocate or expand and that doesn’t count close proximity to Warren Buffet. The city’s central location in the country, low cost of living and business officials generous with incentives are why Omaha gets a lot of BIG projects. Consider that in 2013 Omaha led all cities with less than 1 million residents with the most projects at 48, including a $700 million office expansion by Travelers Insurance.