Business and Community Development
The MidAmerican Energy Company service territory offers advantages that few areas of the country can match. It is composed of 10,600 square miles in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota with a total population of approximately 2 million. The combination of geography, distance to major markets, business climate, population and a strong, stable utility gives businesses and communities the foundation they need to succeed.
Distance to Major Cities
The service territory offers easy access to market via I-80 and I-35, two of the most-used interstate highways in the nation. More than 40 million customers live within one day's drive, reachable by these two interstate highways as well as I-29, I-74 and I-90.
In addition to highways and waterways, the service territory also is served by the following railroads
- Cedar Rapids & Iowa City
- Union Pacific
- Norfolk Southern
- Burlington Northern Santa Fe
- Canadian National
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern
- Iowa Interstate Railroad
- D & I
MidAmerican's service territory features seven major airports
, four with U.S. Customs offices and Port of Entry status.
Known as the land between two rivers, Iowa is bordered by the Missouri River on the west and the Mississippi River on the east. In total, 16 riverside cities have shipping capacities
, making shipments via river easy and cost effective.
More than 30 four-year public and private colleges and universities
lie within our service region, many of which are nationally ranked for their academic programs.