Outlook 2014: Building on a proud past, looking to a bright future - Omaha.com
Published Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 12:30 am / Updated at 11:49 pm
Outlook 2014: Building on a proud past, looking to a bright future

Great beginnings and great expectations.

Below is a list of stories publishing Sunday, Feb. 2 in a 50-page special report from the Omaha World-Herald on the past, present and future of Omaha.

OVERVIEW

What are Nebraska's hottest jobs?

Omaha and surrounding communities earn top rankings

Longtime Omaha companies continue to make their mark

Omaha companies more than 100 years old

Real estate and development

In little more than a decade, the former Western Electric property is transformed

Development and renovation provide downtown and midtown with many residential options

Ready to move? Local real estate agents offer tips on selling — and buying

Real estate and financial planning are intertwined

Telecommunications & Technology

The Strategic Air Command's communication needs helped make this area a telecom hub

Omaha's leading telecom companies

Wireless hot spots offer convenience for consumers

Free public wi-fi in Omaha

Driverless cars and their technology show up at the International Consumer Electronics Show

Your home could soon be like the Jetsons'

Finance & Insurance

Book gives kids financial tips, courtesy of Warren Buffett

Mutual of Omaha's focus evolves, but its commitment is constant

Is a bank or credit union is right for you?

What to know about finding a financial planner

Knowing how and where to save your money

Advice for picking a retirement age

Condition, value and prior damage figure into insurance settlement

Be sure you know what you have before it's lost

Health care

Omaha's two medical schools still train the area's health professionals

New treatments for vision care might have you tossing your glasses

Hospital gift shops go out of their way to find unusual items

Entertainment

Newer entertainment venues draw performers who used to skip Omaha

Huge sports events (think Olympic Swim Trials) don't come here by accident

Readers tell us about their favorite sports bars

Arts lovers of all ages can find something to see in the area

Manufacturing

No longer just the stuff of science fiction, robots and lasers are making things

Distribution companies are a vital link in the chain from manufacturer to consumer

Coffee roasters grind on in the metro area

Education

Community colleges give high school students a jump-start on their future

An Executive MBA program caters to professionals

Creighton and UNO keep enhancing their profiles

UNO has always wanted to provide opportunity for 'the average person'

Founders' Catholic ideals left lasting impression on Creighton

Tucker Center helps Council Bluffs students transition to college

Internships can be crucial to landing a full-time job

Outlook staff

Special sections editor: Shelley Larsen

Assignment editors: Howard K. Marcus and Shelley Larsen

Designers: Jan DeKnock and Tom Knox

Writers: Steve Beideck, Kim Carpenter, Kevin Coffey, Joe Hearn, David Hendee, Judy Horan, Jill Koegel, Katherine Leszczynski, Russell Hubbard, Daisy Hutzell-Rodman, Joseph Janowski, Howard K. Marcus, Liz McCue, Derek Noehren, Jane Palmer, Chris Peters, Todd von Kampen, Mike Watkins, Mike Whye

Full-page illustrations: Dave Croy

Copy editors: Melinda Keenan, Pam Richter, Dan Sullivan and Pam Thomas

Advertising information: Contact Dan Matuella, 402-444-1485 or dan.matuella@owh.com.

For additional copies of Outlook, call 402-444-1419.

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Kelly: Creighton's McDermotts put good faces on an Omaha tradition
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Breaking Brad: How many MECA board members can we put in a luxury suite?
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Kelly: New $24M UNO center embodies spirit of newlywed crash victim
Jessica Lutton Bedient was killed by a drunken driver at age 26 in 2010. Thursday, the widowed husband and other family members will gather with others at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to dedicate a permanent memorial to Jessica.
Breaking Brad: How much would you pay for a corn dog?
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a new concession item: a $25 corn dog. For that kind of money, it should be stuffed with Bitcoin.
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