2015 West North Central Region Forecast 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.

While the Bakken region continues to dominate the economic news in this region, Minneapolis has a billion-dollar stadium project underway for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and reportedly has an estimated $1 billion in multi-family projects underway or on the drawing boards in the downtown area, according to Minnesota Public Radio. Other projec

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