In 2001, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NEDED) named the Eppley Cancer Center as the state's most innovative community development project. This initiative is one of several projects in the state that help the region fight cancer. In 2004, the NEDED published the Upstream Metropolis: An Urban Biography of Omaha and Council Bluffs. This article highlights the top community development projects in the region. The following table summarizes these projects and explains their importance.
The Old Market is the most historic part of the city. Its cobblestone streets are lined with sexy shops and restaurants. You can also enjoy a lively nightlife in this renovated downtown area. The city is known for its clean air, affordable housing, and safe environment. Forbes and Ladies Home Journal have both included Omaha on their lists of top cities to visit. Getting to know the city is as easy as booking a flight and staying in an Omaha hotel.
The city has a thriving arts and entertainment scene. The Union Pacific Center opened in 2004 and the Holland Performing Arts Center opened in 2005. The Qwest/Century Link Center has hosted several big-budget motion pictures, including The Princess Bride and The Goonies. In recent years, there have been a few movies shot in the city. Alexander Payne's About Schmidt and Citizen Ruth were shot in the city. The film Election was also filmed in Papillion, near the CenturyLink Center.