Western Iowa Advantage is a collaborative effort of economic development officials in Adair, Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Ida and Sac Counties. The mission of this consortium is to work cooperatively in an effort to effectively market the many viable economic assets of this region. This effort will help build a stronger local, regional and statewide economy. The results of our work will manifest themselves in job creation in specific industry clusters already prevalent in the region — in particular, manufacturing, renewable energy and biosciences — as well as in other existing industries currently thriving here. Western Iowa Advantage is also committed to facilitating ongoing improvements in quality of life-oriented amenities, increased tourism and other areas that will enrich the livability of the region.

Western Iowa Advantage offers its knowledge and expertise as an advocate for its region and looks forward to partnering with those businesses currently working in the region, as well as those considering relocation and/or expansion in the area. With an optimal mix of financial advantages, infrastructure, quality of life and a loyal, hardworking labor force, locating here is an easy choice! Iowa’s strong agricultural roots and history of manufacturing are driving opportunities for entrepreneurial and innovative companies in manufacturing, food processing, transportation and warehousing, as well as growing technologies such as biotech and data centers.