The same factors that reduce costs for your business also create a unique regional economy that can benefit your employees at all levels of the company. Workers’ paychecks can go further in Western Iowa, purchasing more goods and services for less. Housing is often an employee’s greatest expense, and both rents and homeownership cost far less than the national average in Western Iowa. The low utility rates, fuel, and cost of goods add up to one of the lowest cost of living rates in the country – as low as 80% of the average cost of living. In Western Iowa, happier employees lead to happier companies due to cost savings benefitting everyone.