Omaha is known for its ag, insurance and finance industries but did you know that it was also the first place to host an NCAA Men’s College World Series? The city also boasts a vibrant restaurant scene, with popular eateries like Gather, Big Green Q, Kitchen Table and Inner Rail Food Hall. Omaha is also a leader in the farm-to-fork movement.
Why is warehousing important?
As the “Gateway to the West,” Omaha was a hub for transportation and commerce in early Nebraska. Its thriving warehouse Omaha area was centered in the Old Market District and drew goods by train from steamboats that traveled upriver on the Missouri River. This helped develop local meatpacking, stockyard and regional brewing companies. In the past, union-driven protests and rioting accompanied railroad operations and large meat processing plants but that seems to have changed in recent years.
Several banks and financial firms are based in Omaha, including the nation’s largest privately held bank, the First National Bank of Omaha and three Fortune 1000 companies – Mutual of Omaha, TD Ameritrade and Berkshire Hathaway. It’s also the home to a number of Fortune 500 insurance companies, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Woodmen of the World. If you love Raisin Bran, you can thank Omaha for that, too – Skinner’s Manufacturing, an Omaha-based company, was the first to add raisins to bran cereal in 1926, changing breakfast forever.
Gratton Warehouse Company
11005 E Cir, Omaha, NE 68137, United States