This photo illustrates two of the biggest drivers of this region's economy - oil & gas and agri-business.
2015 West North Central Region Forecast
The Bakken region oil boom continues to drive the conversation as the biggest game around, including multi-billion-dollar investments in petrochemical plants. A new $4.4 billion campus for Cerner in Kansas City leads the list of projects outside the oil patch. Overall, the region's electrical sales should grow 2.3% in 2015.