ACCESS, LOCATION & CONNECTIONS

With its centralized location and convenient Interstate access, companies in Western Iowa have a distribution and supply-chain advantage. Located at the crossroads of I-80 and I-35, it’s easy for companies in the region to get goods to market from coast to coast.

TRANSPORTATION

With many transport options to move products and people into and out of our region, Western Iowa offers rural benefits without leaving you isolated. With four different railroads crisscrossing our region, industrial product and commodities have competitive options be affordably imported and exported.

Our roadways include coast-to-coast interstates, many highways including new 4-lane options, and quality county and city roads to connect to your workforce. Fuel prices are often among the lowest in the US, allowing you to transport goods regionally for a fraction of the prices elsewhere.

A variety of small airports can handle private jet traffic, or 3 metro commercial airports are each about an hour drive away from our boundaries. With it’s central US location and low expense, Western Iowa makes a great home base for distribution and travel.

AIRPORTS

National Airports in Des Moines and Omaha offer non-stop to 20 cities including:

  • Minneapolis
  • Chicago
  • New York City
  • Washington DC
  • Atlanta
  • Orlando
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Phoenix
  • Los Angeles
  • Seattle
  • Oakland

Eight commercial airports are available in the region.

INTERSTATE ACCESS

RAIL

Western Iowa is served by some of the best rail providers in the country. Access is available throughout the region, providing many domestic and international shipping options.

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe
  • Canadian National
  • Union Pacific


TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Connectivity is a way of life here. There is fiber in the region and expansion is underway.

  • Century Link
  • ANC/Long Lines
  • Corn Belt Telephone Co., Inc.
  • Frontier
  • Monarc
  • Windstream
  • Mediacom
  • Western Iowa Networks
  • Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association

UTILITIES

Western Iowa’s utilities are reliable, inexpensive and easily accessible.

Natural Gas

  • MidAmerican Energy
  • Alliant Energy
  • Black Hills Energy
  • Various Municipal

Electricity Providers

  • MidAmerican Energy
  • Alliant Energy
  • WIPCO
  • Nishna Valley REC
  • Raccoon Valley Electric Coop
  • Midland Power
  • North West REC
  • Various Municipal
  • Calhoun County REC

WATER

Western Iowa’s access to plentiful, affordable and clean water gives companies another business advantage.