2014 West North Central Region Forecast This photo illustrates two of the biggest drivers of this region's economy - oil & gas and agri-business.

2014 West North Central Region Forecast

The Bakken region's oil boom gets the attention, and it is the biggest game around. Construction in Nebraska of a new U.S. Strategic Command headquarters and a new data center for Facebook in Iowa are also highlights. Overall, the region's electrical sales should grow 4.5% in 2014.

While North Dakota’s booming Bakken oil and gas business gets much of the attention in this region because of the thousands of construction jobs it has created over the past few years, plenty of other interesting projects either broke ground in the past year or are on the drawing boards in the West North Central region. Omaha has gotten lot

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