Western Iowa is in the midst of one of the world's most fertile agricultural areas. So perhaps it's fitting that it's such an outstanding place to grow in business and in life. These days, many successful companies are taking advantage of Western Iowa's favorable economic climate to produce and market their goods and services nationally and internationally. These companies benefit from business-friendly state policies and the region's highly trained and productive workforce.


Western Iowa Advantage is a collaborative effort of economic development officials in AdairAudubonCarrollCrawfordGreeneGuthrieIda and Sac Counties. The mission of this consortium is to work cooperatively in an effort to effectively market the many viable economic assets of this region. This effort will help build a stronger local, regional and statewide economy. The results of our work will manifest themselves in job creation in specific industry clusters already prevalent in the region — in particular, manufacturing, renewable energy and biosciences — as well as in other existing industries currently thriving here. Western Iowa Advantage is also committed to facilitating ongoing improvements in quality of life-oriented amenities, increased tourism and other areas that will enrich the livability of the region.

Western Iowa Advantage offers its knowledge and expertise as an advocate for its region and looks forward to partnering with those businesses currently working in the region, as well as those considering relocation and/or expansion in the area. Please utilize our services as you consider all that Western Iowa has to offer your business. We look forward to assisting you with everything from location searches, permits, financial/tax incentive programs, utilities, workforce demographics, job-training programs and more.