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100 Leading Locations: Plains States Metro Areas

These Plains State metro areas performed the best on Area Development's 100 Leading Locations list. As business populations shift and site selection continuously evolves, smaller regional and metro areas emerge from amongst the field of usual big-city suspects as desirable locations for companies of all sizes. Our list brings these locations to light by showing how they stack up to the rest of the field when considering 14 highly regarded surveys.

Spring 2011

Lincoln, Nebraska (1/7)

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Next: Bismarck, North Dakota

Bismarck, North Dakota (2/7)

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Next: Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota (3/7)

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Next: Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska (4/7)

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Next: Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City, South Dakota (5/7)

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Next: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (6/7)

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