West-North Central


U.S.: Apple to Invest $350B in U.S. Economy, Job Creation in Next Five Years

January 18, 2018

Combining new investments & its current pace of spending with domestic suppliers & mfgrs, direct contribution to economy to be $350B. more >>


MO: STLF Transportation to Expand in Moberly, Construct Depot

January 5, 2018

Transportation & logistics co. investing in development of 16-acre site to house its fleet’s maintenance operations & HQ in MO. more >>


MN: ASV Holdings Opening Distribution Center in Grand Rapids

January 4, 2018

Mfgr of compact track & skid steer loaders for construction market moving parts distribution ops from MS to site near its Grand Rapids HQ. more >>


MN: Altec Inc. to Invest $8.5M, Expand, Create 100 Jobs in Duluth

December 21, 2017

Manufacturer of specialized aerial lift trucks to expand facility, add new equipment, other upgrades at its Duluth, MN, operations. more >>


MN: Minneapolis Startup Sezzle Approved for DEED Loan

December 19, 2017

Financial technology startup approved for a $250,000 loan from Minnesota DEED to expand, match investment. 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 | 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>>


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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>>