West-North Central


MN: Digi-Key Electronics Breaks Ground on $200M, 1-M-Sq-Ft, 1,000-New-Job Project

September 19, 2017

Electronic component distributor to build a 1M-sq-ft expansion in Thief River Falls, MN. more >>


KS: Tyson Foods to Build $320M Production Complex, Employ 1,600 at Plant

September 7, 2017

Co. to build chicken processing plant, hatchery, feed mill near Tonganoxie in Leavenworth County, contract with NE Kansas farmers, ranchers. more >>


IA: Kemin Industries Opens $30M Worldwide HQ in Des Moines Community

September 5, 2017

Co. that improves quality, safety & efficacy of food, feed & health-related products investment completes 5-year, $125.5M investment. more >>


IA: Apple to Establish a $1.3+B Data Center in Waukee on 2,000 Acres

August 25, 2017

Apple to purchase 2,000 acres of land in Waukee, IA; 1st phase is 2 data center facilities to serve N. America iMessage, Siri, App Store users. more >>


NE: Cargill to Invest $18M to Expand Gibbon Grain Facility Capabilities

August 23, 2017

The facility has eight full-time employees who handle corn, soybeans and wheat. Improvements will be complete by early 2019, with no shutdown. more >>



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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>>



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Articles

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>>


blank Article | June 28, 2017
Iowa is a Robust Manufacturing State – Surprised?

By: Governor Kim Reynolds

Did you know? Iowa employs over 200,000 skilled workers and advanced manufacturing is Iowa’s single largest industry, 3x more than agriculture.   More>>


blank Article | June 27, 2017
Light Manufacturing is the Heavy Weight Champ throughout the U.S.

By: Jennifer Alten

See where businesses that specialize in light manufacturing have found skilled employees and are enjoying tremendous success.   More>>


blank Article | May 5, 2017
2017 Community Impact Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

It’s hard to capture the immeasurable impact businesses can have on a community, yet the CiCi Awards Community Impact category does just that.   More>>


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2017 Corporate Investment Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

What does corporate investment look like? For our 15 CiCi Awards Corporate Investment recipients, it means investing more than $11B.   More>>