Loads of Advantages:
Plenty of space, uncongested roads, available land, trained workforce who may wish to settle here, lower costs of living, greater employee satisfaction.
Housing, Housing, Housing...
And one major advantage (which people living in this area may not fully appreciate); we have a huge variety of reasonable priced housing ready to go for families moving into or returning to this location.
The picture on the right was taken mid September (2008)
... and still cheaper! (January 2011)