Why KC?

Since 2015, companies have invested more than $456 million and built or occupied more than 6.7 million square feet of warehousing and distribution space in the Kansas City region. What makes Kansas City different?

Commenco  provides mobile devices, ruggedized scanners and tablets, two-way radios, Wi-Fi, barcode printers, closed-circuit cameras and software to make the supply chain operate as smoothly as possible. “There are tremendous growth opportunities for warehousing, distribution centers and third-party logistics (3PLs) here, and a lot of it is due to our intermodal facilities,” Gary Quint, Director of Sales & Marketing said. Read more.

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eShipping, a company that specializes in logistics of all modes, is headquartered just outside Kansas City in Parkville, Missouri. CEO Chad Earwood believes that people make the difference, and that attitude, character and heart enable his company to overcome challenges and achieve goals. He’s also a big believer in Kansas City as a magnet for logistics and transportation. Read more.

FreightorGator is the simple, low-cost, no-nonsense way to quote and book LTL freight. “Kansas City is a wonderful location for transportation. It is almost like the perfect storm – a nice technology culture, centralized location, and in a major railroad, trucking and airline hub,” CEO Kevin Childress said. Read more.

GEODIS offers a variety of services including warehousing, order fulfillment, route optimizing, transportation management and full contract logistics for truckload, LTL, ocean, intermodal, parcel and specialty shipments. “If you have a single distribution center, then you can get pretty much anywhere in the country in two to three days from Kansas City, whether you ship full truckloads or small parcels. If you go just even a little bit east of here, that’s not the case,” said Tim Lanter, Regional Vice President for GEODIS, a contract logistics provider. Read more.

MIQ logisticsMIQ Logistics
MIQ Logistics was founded in Kansas City in 2000 as a spin-off of trucking giant YRC Worldwide, and now operates as a privately held company. “Kansas City is a center for excellence from a talent perspective,” said Dan Bentzinger, Chief Information Officer. “With all the railroad and trucking industry that is based here, it has created a nice pool of talent. There is a tangible appreciation for this industry here.” Read more.

super dispatchSuper Dispatch 
Super Dispatch is a mobile platform aimed at trucking owner-operators and small fleets that helps them eliminate mounds of paperwork and invoice deliveries instantly. “The entrepreneurial and the corporate community have really been engaged together in the last five years,” Bek Abdullayev said. “Kansas City has developed a real culture, with lots of character, which has attracted a lot of people to move here.” Read more.

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