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Midwest leaders work to make the Midwest more competitive

Midwest leaders work to make the Midwest more competitive

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad joined the governors of Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Minnesota Wednesday for the Midwestern Governor's Association.

They met to work together to promote the Midwest as a place for the world to do business.

 "First we've got to get them interested in the Midwest as a region," Iowa Governor Terry Branstad said. "And then each of us will do our best to try to sell our state and the communities within our state and we'll work with local governments to do that."

That competition pits some of these same leaders against each other when it's time for a deal.

Iowa had a nasty fight with Illinois for a new $1.4 billion Egyptian fertilizer company and the 165 jobs the project brings to rural areas.

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