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.