West-North Central

NE: i2c Expands Payments Business with New $30M Omaha Ops Center, 300 Jobs

March 14, 2018

Provider of cloud-based smarter payments & integrated commerce solutions plans to open a new network operations center in Omaha, NE. more >>

MO: Amazon’s First MO Fulfillment Center to Create 1,500+ Full-Time Jobs

March 13, 2018

Amazon's 1st MO fulfillment center to be in St. Peters, opening 1,500 full-time jobs & tech workplace opportunity & Amazon Robotics engagement. more >>

MO: Magnitude 7 Metals to Reopen Marston Aluminum Smelter, Create 450 Jobs

March 12, 2018

Critical to M7M’s decision to reopen smelter was the ability to negotiate energy costs, allowing it to compete in the global aluminum market. more >>

MO: White River Marine Group to Reopen Bolivar Boat Mfg Facility, Hire 130

March 1, 2018

Mfg arm of Bass Pro Shops to produce Sun Tracker pontoons & other leading boat brands in Bolviar, MO, joining 2 AR, 1 OK & 3 other MO facilities. more >>

MN: Pizzey Ingredients to Build $3.2M Flaxseed Processing Plant, Hire 14

February 22, 2018

Canada-based co. to build 20,000-sq-ft flaxseed-processing plant in West Metro Business Park, with new jobs paying $22.67 an hour average. more >>


Dodge City Industrial Park

April 5, 2016

The Dodge City Industrial Park site is flat, with no flood history. No major earthwork would be required for drainage or pre-construction leveling.... more >>

Aerial Business Park

Dodge City Business Park

April 5, 2016

The Dodge City Business Park is a planned development ideal for light-industrial, warehousing, distribution or for professional, medical and... more >>

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Case Studies

blank Case study | September 9, 2011
Success in the Heart of the Heartland: Missouri CORE   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Central Missouri is not just at the heart of Missouri; it’s at the heart of America. That position has motivated hundreds of businesses to locate... More>>

Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation Case study | March 9, 2011
Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation - Great Things are Happening in Rural Places   

By: Jennifer Alten

In rural, north central Missouri, a handful of counties have banded together to prove that their sum is greater than their parts. The driving... More>>

Case study | August 31, 2009
St. Charles, Missouri - The City that Works for Business   

By: Andrea Johnson

For more than two centuries, St. Charles has had a powerful reputation as a progressive community that’s an exceptional place to do business –... More>>

Case study | February 28, 2009
Joplin - Where the Past is Present   

By: Juli Anne Patty

There are some towns in America that truly remember the heritage that made them the vibrant cities they are today. They shape their own futures with... More>>

White Papers

White Paper | March 18, 2016
Cyberstates 2016   

CompTIA presents its 17th-annual edition of Cyberstates to use as an accessible reference tool for national and state-level tech sector data. More>>

White Paper | April 24, 2013
Bioscience Economic Development Report 2013   

Bioscience Economic Development Report 2013 highlights legislative priorities, best practices and return on investment. The Report shows the bio... More>>

White Paper | April 16, 2012
NAIOP: How Fuel Costs Affect Logistics Strategies   

Today's high oil and fuel prices are spurring companies to reevaluate their supply chains and distribution networks in a quest to find offsetting... More>>



blank Article | February 26, 2018
“Grade A” Workforce Training Resources

By: Linda Dobel

U.S. businesses know there's a drought in skilled labor. The good news is great community training resources exist. Here are several examples.   More>>

blank Article | February 26, 2018
Medical Device Site Selection Trends

By: Dennis J. Donovan

Feel the pulse: Medical devices are in a moderately strong growth period that'll result in robust levels of new & expanded manufacturing facilities.   More>>

blank Article | February 25, 2018
Communities that Take Agriculture & Food Production to the Next Level

By: Jennifer Alten

The industry focused on food & agricultural crop production is lucrative & thriving in communities around the country. Take a look at some examples.   More>>

blank Article | December 18, 2017
Kansas is Nationally Renowned for Business and Quality of Life

By: Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D.

Kansas, the center of the heartland of America, is a prime location consideration for a variety of industry and a good life. See why.   More>>

blank Article | September 5, 2017
Finding the Most Desirable Spots for Your Business and Lifestyle

By: Linda Dobel

Choosing a business location involves so many variables it can be easy to overlook a very important factor: don't overlook quality of life.   More>>