Berkshire Hathaway set to welcome thousands to Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — Omaha is set for an economic boost when an estimated 42,000 to 44,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders descend on the city May 2 for the company’s annual meeting.

Hotels and restaurants are set to welcome the shareholders. The expected numbers are an increase of 3,000 to 5,000 over the record number of attendees who came to town for the meeting last year.

The company, led by Omaha billionaire Warren Buffet, has arrived at the expected attendance numbers based on requests for credentials to attend the meeting by shareholders. The credentials allow entry into the meeting, and to events leading up to the event.

It will be held at the 18,000-seat CenturyLink Center arena. An additional 12,000 seats will be available in the adjoining Hilton Omaha.

Source: Omaha World-Herald

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