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Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

09/20/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/20/2017 13:16

“Welcome to the Prairie” Video Parody Brings Home the Hardware – Thanks, Silicon Valley

Creative, fun and now, award-winning.

Our 'Welcome to the Prairie' campaign developed to bring awareness to our tech and startup scene - our Silicon Prairie - was recently honored by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award.

'We wanted to remind viewers that the geographical Silicon Valley isn't the only place to have a startup. Omaha has a strong startup scene with lots of benefits to locating here and a community of established major companies, including Google, LinkedIn, Paypal and Yahoo!,' says Kim Sellmeyer, the Chamber's creative director.

Check out our Welcome to the Prairie video here. An Inspired parody of the animated intro to HBO's Silicon Valley; our way of showcasing the breadth of Omaha's tech scene and highlighting our direct flight to San Francisco.

A special thanks to our collaborative partners - Ervin & Smith and Edison Creative - for helping us bring the idea to life. The long-term goal is to attract more west coast tech and startup companies to our blossoming Silicon Prairie.