The little engine that could is now the big engine that can. The community of Edgerton, Kansas, has rapidly emerged as a primary conduit to the global supply chain. ElevateEdgerton! is a new public-private economic development partnership dedicated to advocating awareness of the pro-business attitude that “elevated” a small town on the southwest corner of the Kansas City metro into a major player in the commercial development scene.
Edgerton’s unique dynamics obviously benefit from premiere properties and direct access to rail and interstate networks. Edgerton is home to Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), a 1,700-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development. Served by BNSF Railway and anchored by its newest intermodal facility, in three years LPKC has developed nearly 9 million square feet of industrial buildings. LPKC has attracted national tenants including Amazon Fulfillment, Jet.com, Kubota, Flexsteel Industries and others.
ElevateEdgerton! initiates programs and services to attract and retain business, encourages diverse development by partnering with allies and ensures Edgerton stays a pro-business community. By assessing and reviewing project plans, providing a realistic timeline and outline any fees that will incur as a result of the development process, ElevateEdgerton! helps ensure there are no surprises.
To learn more about Edgerton’s pro-business, can-do attitude contact Steve Hale at shale@ElevateEdgerton.com, 913-909-5267.