Biggest city in Nebraska and the port of entry and seat of Douglas county. Omaha is situated in the eastern part of the state and on the west bank of the Missouri River, opposite Council Bluffs , Iowa. Major industries include food processing, insurance, and telecommunications. Omaha is one of the nation's hotbeds for the telecommunications industry. Over 50,000 people go to work each day at a telecommunications related job in Omaha. Omaha is currently undergoing a major construction boom in its downtown that will change and advance its skyline over the next several years. Omaha is also known as the 'Big O' or 'River City' by its hometown citizens. Founded in 1854 and incorporated in 1857.