(Marketwire - June 23) - The Midwest market region of the U.S., consisting of the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, has 59 major industrial projects valued at $2.55 billion planned to kick off this July.

The data was released by Industrial Info Resources of Sugar Land, Texas.

The region narrowly edges out the West Coast region, which has 58 projects valued at $2.46 billion, and the Rocky Mountain region, which has $2.44 billion of July project starts spread over 31 projects.

Windfarms and alternative fuels projects feature prominently among the Midwest's top projects.