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Kansas City Industrial Development on the Rise

by Mary Rooney | Apr 03, 2018

Industrial development in Kansas City continues unprecedented growth and is setting new records. Here are a few recent numbers and rankings.

  • 1.9 million-sq.-ft. of industrial space reached completion in Q1 2018 in Kansas City. A total of 21.9 million-sq.-ft. of industrial space reached completion since 2015, the highest total in the Midwest, outside of Chicago. Demand in the Kansas City industrial market has increased each year since the end of the great recession. (Source)

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  • Kansas City ranked No. 1 in industrial transaction volume based on YOY growth rate in 2017, according to Integra Realty Resources. (Source)

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Highlights of industrial projects so far in 2018 include:

  • Faurecia Interiors will open a new approximately 250,000-sq.-ft. production facility, creating more than 300 new jobs. Production activity will officially begin later this year. Read more.

  • A4, manufacturer of premium team uniforms and athletic sportswear, has opened a new 175,000-square-foot warehouse in Kansas City, which is the company’s largest and most technologically advanced. Read more.

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