Founded in 1854 and incorporated in 1857, Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska and the seat of Douglas county. The city 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 also known as the 'Big O' or 'River City' by its hometown citizens.