Westec Could Be Iowa Bound

California company will get state grant if it moves to Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Westec InterActivea California company that provides video surveillance and security systems for gas stations, convenience stores, restaurants and other types of businesseshas received the promise of a $500,000 state grant if it moves its headquarters to Iowa, said the Associated Press.

Westec InterActive, based in Irvine, Calif., is considering a nearly $6 million project to relocate its headquarters and command center to Des Moines or Dallas, according to Iowa Department of Economic Development officials.

The project would relocate 83 jobs at an average wage of $25 per hour and create an additional 17 new jobs.

Westec InterActive has about 1,500 customers in the United States.

Iowa's economic development board approved the money Friday.

A Westec InterActive spokesperson said decisions about a relocation have not been made yet, reported AP.