Labor pool within 50 miles
Nationally Ranked Top 10 Cost of Doing Business & Quality of Life
Source: CNBC America’s Top States for Business 2015
96% Graduation Rate
Population & Labor Force
Population of 8 County Region: 88,951
Labor Force: 46,615
Labor Force within 50 miles: 879,000
Iowa: A Right to Work State
The Western Iowa Advantage
Region includes the counties of Adair, Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Ida and Sac. With an optimal mix of financial advantages, infrastructure, quality of life and a loyal, hardworking labor force, locating here is an easy choice!
Iowa’s strong agricultural roots and history of manufacturing are driving opportunities for entrepreneurial and innovative companies in manufacturing, food processing, transportation and warehousing, as well as growing technologies such as biotech and data centers.
Western Iowa’s advanced manufacturing sector includes many companies that are focused on industries other than agriculture.
Western Iowa’s rural landscape and rich agricultural history make it the perfect place for value-added agricultural services.
Opportunities include scientific and technical consulting services, soil preparation services, veterinary services in support of agriculture, and many more.
Data & IT
The growth of technology is driving the need for data centers and IT- related businesses.
Our world renowned agricultural industry, experience in food production, and favorable business environment provide many opportunities for companies in the food processing industry.
“There’s no place we’d rather be than Western Iowa. This area is dedicated to incredible growth, but we’ll always maintain a way of life you can’t find anywhere else.”