Communities in western Iowa recently had Laborshed studies completed. Communities in the Western Iowa Advantage region include: Audubon, Carroll, Denison, Ida Grove, Jefferson, Lake City, and Sac City.  The results for all of these individual studies along with an aggregated regional analysis can be found on the LMI Laborshed web page ( An additional three communities also had Laborshed studies conducted during the same timeframe; however, these areas are not apart of the Western Iowa Advantage region. Those communities include: Greenfield, Guthrie Center, and Onawa. Information on these studies is also published on the Laborshed page.

Study results are available in highly visual and interactive formats using data visualization software from Tableau and ArcGIS. Additionally, executive summaries in PDF file format can be accessed for each area, as well as for the region, using the drop-down menus on the Laborshed web page.