Elkhorn Community Information

POINTS OF INTEREST

Attractions in and around Omaha include history, sports, outdoor recreation and cultural experiences. Families can visit the Henry Doorly Zoo or go to root for their favorite team at the annual College World Series. With the diverse culture of Omaha, residents enjoy a variety of performance venues, museums and musical heritage, including the influential jazz scene in north Omaha and the ?Omaha Sound.? Additionally, the city has more than a dozen historic districts. Nearby attractions also include the Swedish Heritage center, Milwaukee Railroad Roundhouse Historic Site, the Malcolm X birth site, and the Gerald Ford birth site and gardens.

EDUCATION

With 11 public schools in the Elkhorn district, Elkhorn is served by Westridge, West Dodge Station, Spring Ridge, Skyline, Manchester, Hillrise, and Fire Ridge Elementary, Elkhorn and Elkhorn Ridge Middle School as well as Elkhorn and Elkhorn South High School. Higher education is provided by Metropolitan Community College, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO to locals), Belleview University, Creighton University and Iowa Western Community College.

ECONOMY/JOB MARKET

The Omaha economy is diverse, counting banking, insurance, trade, transportation, utilities, telecommunications, health services and education as the area?s major industries. As the headquarters of about 30 insurance companies, Omaha?s insurance market is a major employer and leading industry within the area. Tourism is also a main contributor to the economy, with the College World Series being hosted in Omaha. The city is home to five Fortune 500 companies that include ConAgra, Peter Kiewit Sons, Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific, and Mutual of Omaha. Other large employers in the area include First Data Corp, Omaha Steaks International, Oriental Trading Company and Valmont Industries, Inc.


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