Food & Beverage Logistics Hub

As food trends rapidly change and speed to market becomes increasingly critical, the Kansas City region is emerging as one of the largest and fastest growing food and beverage logistics hubs in the U.S. Located in the heart of the country’s agricultural region, KC is one of the best places for food and beverage production, ingredient manufacturing, cold storage and other food related supply chain activities.

Setting up operations in Kansas City means cost efficient product distribution by reaching 85% of the U.S. population in two days. Easy access to five Class I railroads and four major interstates support Kansas City’s rank as the #1 rail center in the U.S. by tonnage and #3 truck center. 

KC Region Industrial Food & Beverage Operations

More than 670 industrial food and beverage companies call Kansas City home and it’s not hard to see why. Kansas City’s $125.4 billion food and beverage industry continues to thrive with proximity to key agriculture markets, advanced logistics infrastructure, clean and reliable water supply, abundant utility capacity and a strong industry-specific talent pipeline. Kansas City has a workforce of more than 26,900 people employed in food and beverage manufacturing, warehousing and distribution.

Source: JobsEQ 4Q 2022
Data represents KCADC 18-County Region

Existing Presence

In the last two years, the Kansas City region has successfully attracted food and beverage companies pledging to create more than 1,800 jobs, invest over $486 million, and occupy nearly 4.2 million square feet.

KC regional food and beverage companies include, but are not limited to:

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KC SmartPort
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KC SmartPort
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