The departure of a key business recruiter comes as regional and state groups are pressing to attract more workers to keep up with the Omaha area's business expansion rate.
Shopko’s loss affected at least two dozen communities big and small, from Omaha to Ord to Ogallala, Kimball to Valentine, Wayne to Falls City.
A team from All Holy Spirit Greek Orthodox Church has led the development of 35-acre mixed-use area south of 192nd Street and West Dodge Road. The site is likely to include a complex for the church along with apartments, senior housing, a Montessori school, single-family housing and infrastructure including a new north-south stretch of 193rd Street.
A group within the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce is taking a new look at the streetcar concept, even starting over examining why and how Omaha would even run a streetcar.
The Gene Leahy Mall, Heartland of America Park and Lewis & Clark Landing each will retain its name under the branding effort.
Attorneys for the Trump administration want a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes trying to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Nebraska.
A private entity, not the city, is seeking to transform what for years has been a dump site for construction debris into a heavy industrial park.
Twenty-six Nebraska businesses are among the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country, and a wide range of industries are represented.
Gretna's distance from Omaha and Lincoln is perhaps its greatest asset for business development — and local leaders such as City Council President Angie Lauritsen, who is running for mayor, want to capitalize.
New or renovated outpatient clinics are planned in Norfolk, North Platte, Holdrege, Lincoln and Shenandoah, Iowa, by the end of 2020, allowing each to add new services or expand existing ones.
Surveys targeting that age group at the Maha Festival highlight their growing influence in Omaha and the area’s workforce
Between Avenue One and the R&R office parks, an area about four times the size of Aksarben Village is to be transformed. Developers say construction will create an estimated 7,500 jobs, and, when running at full strength, the development site could generate 6,500 permanent jobs.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney's project exemplifies a trend in which private partners work closely with public colleges. Aksarben Village in Omaha is a similar concept.
The apartment project developer was attracted by the site's location near the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Do Space digital library and growing medical campuses.
Work continues on the 95,000-square-foot Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center, which will house four organizations. The move in is set for January 2020.
Blueprint Nebraska unveils strategies for tackling the state’s challenges and improving the lives of residents.
"This doesn’t happen very often in the United States," said a Chicago-based developer. "I cannot think of a single project in my 22 years with Hines of a magnitude like this with the amount of money that's been raised by the private sector."
The plant could generate 230 megawatts of power and $800,000 in tax revenue each year.
A substantial delay in selling bonds at the negotiated time and rate could add millions to the cost of the long-discussed project, says an attorney for the Omaha-Douglas Public Building Commission.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson toured Highlander on Monday and declared it a good example of how urban housing redevelopment should be done.
The study comes at a critical time. The historic flooding in March damaged two Bellevue communities that were important sources of affordable housing: Paradise Lakes and Green Acres.
Facebook’s renewable energy model may offer a glimpse into Nebraska’s future, one powered by thousands of windmills dotting the state’s rural landscape, converting air into clean, cheaper energy.
Several projects in the works are likely to shake up Omaha's 10th Street corridor just south of downtown, with plans for a restaurant, storefronts, apartments and more.
The plan represents the first major project in Nebraska in the post-9/11 nationwide campaign to build up Guard facilities.
After a proposed $14 million rehabilitation, the property is expected to attract lawyers and courthouse frequenters who would lease pieces of office space on two of the four floors.
The century-old structure in the Blackstone area has reopened after a major restoration, offering apartments that generally rent for $2,500 a month.
Apartments rising near 15th Street and Cornhusker Road in Sarpy County.
It will be the bank's 11th site in the state
There's something new and flashy at the downtown Capitol District, and developers there hope it catches on as a fun landmark.
Theater officials signed a long-term lease to occupy most of the Gordmans building at 120th Street and West Center Road, and will open The Rose Studios for Young Artists in 2020.
States are rated based on their top 10 projects of the year. The ratings take into account capital expenditures, jobs created, the number of new facilities and the diversity of industry represented.
On Thursday, two years after construction began, a portion of the data center officially came online, connecting Papillion with Facebook’s network of similar centers that allow 2.38 billion monthly active users
First Nebraska Credit Union has broken ground on a new Elkhorn branch that will feature an interactive teller machine — an ITM.
Film Streams' Dundee Theater is among the businesses that will benefit from additional parking.
Up next are apartments. In the future: offices, retail, townhomes, likely a hotel, a park and entertainment area with restaurants and a musical performance space.
The World-Herald on Tuesday learned of plans for a private 62-acre mixed-use development on the south and east side of Werner Park. The development, called "Generations," could transform the area into a one-stop-shop for entertainment, dining and drinking.
Don’t expect to see young athletes this year at the project’s site in La Vista near Interstate 80 and Giles Road — the estimated $125 million endeavor will soon miss another self-imposed deadline.
A press release from Topgolf Tuesday also gave a new projected opening date of spring 2020, instead of the previous announced summer opening.
Developers are turning the building at 18th and Jackson Streets back to the way it was used in the 1920s, with living space above retail.
Mulhall brothers Dan and Sean to transform the land into a housing and commercial area that matches the fresh development in the area and takes advantage of a planned bridge.
First in is a variety of restaurants.
With The Diner eatery shuttered since last summer, the stage was set for construction to start on the proposed Marriott hotel scheduled to replace it at an Old Market corner.
A Lincoln-based commercial contractor that's renovating the historic Logan building in downtown Omaha has announced that it also will open an office at the site, 1802 Dodge St.
Lincoln's new Kindler Hotel will be open in late August in time for Husker football season.
Knight Kiplinger has lived a dual life for decades.
The 3-2 vote is a big leap ahead for the controversial project, which has been debated for more than a year. The Omaha City Council would still have to approve an amended agreement with the commission before the project could actually be built.
A two-block tract of north downtown Omaha — once a surface parking lot known as “The Yard” — now is fully transformed into the three-piece campus developers announced four years ago.
The most popular bachelor's degree program has spurred similar projects at the University of Nebraska in both Lincoln and Omaha.
The money will help demolish the worn-out barracks-style apartments of Spencer Homes, replace them with better housing and rejuvenate a nearby stretch of North 30th.
Split concourses and dual security checks would give way to a single linear concourse and a central unified checkpoint.
Federal and city officials are expected to announce the grant Monday in a press conference. Officials declined to comment or could not be reached for comment Friday. But The World-Herald confirmed through multiple sources that the city had won the grant.
Beginning Tuesday, the southernmost lane of Douglas Street will be closed between 10th and 14th Streets for the next several months.
Flooding and prolonged winter conditions pushed back Omaha's usual house-hunting start and has compressed the sales season. Add to that the continuing tight inventory of homes, and sellers can expect bidding wars — and personal pleas.
The Ralston City Council on Tuesday voted to take another $750,000 from the city's lottery fund as it transfers management of the Ralston Arena to a private company.
The former state senator who sponsored the bill said he had aimed to serve a broader group of renters, including "the Best Buy guy."