WHY KANSAS CITY


The KC market is a strategic hub for industrial operations. A prime location for your next industrial facility, KC offers a central location, robust transportation network, strong utility infrastructure, available real estate, skilled workforce and low operating costs.

KC SmartPort, which represents the 18-county, two-state Kansas City region in Kansas and Missouri, makes your KC industrial site selection process seamless.

INDUSTRIAL ADVANTAGE

KC is in a move-in ready market with a high-quality inventory of existing buildings and a strong selection of development-ready sites.

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TOP 15
U.S. INDUSTRIAL MARKET
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TOP 10 U.S. CITY FOR FOREIGN BUSINESS
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190,000+ MANUFACTURING AND LOGISTICS EMPLOYEES IN THE REGION
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12TH HIGHEST NET ABSORPTION AMONG TOP U.S. INDUSTRIAL MARKETS

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS ASSETS

Kansas City is a logistics hub with a strong presence of intersecting transportation networks. 

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REACH 90% OF THE CONTIGUOUS U.S. IN 2 DAYS OR LESS
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4 CLASS 1 RAIL LINES AND 4 INTERMODAL PARKS

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4 MAJOR INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS WITH 30% MORE INTERSTATE MILES PER CAPITA THAN ANY MAJOR U.S. METRO

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LARGEST NAVIGABLE INLAND WATERWAY IN THE U.S.
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NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART AIRPORT TERMINAL THAT HANDLES MORE AIR CARGO THAN ANY AIR CENTER IN A SIX-STATE REGION
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BUSINESS FRIENDLY FOREIGN TRADE ZONE
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KEY INDUSTRIES

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

The fast-growing economy, intersection of major transportation networks and available real estate solutions are just a few of the reasons Kansas City consistently attracts manufacturers to the region.

AUTOMOTIVE

The KC region has a significant automotive manufacturing presence and it continues to see substantial economic investments from this sector.

BATTERY SUPPLY CHAIN

Kansas City’s legacy as a top manufacturing, engineering and technology market makes the region attractive to strong players in the battery industry.

DATA CENTERS

Kansas City is the No. 1 emerging data center market in the world (Cushman & Wakefield) due to power and land availability, price, fiber connectivity, renewable power options, regulation and environmental risk.

DISTRIBUTION & ECOMMERCE

Kansas City’s strong, multi-modal transportation network and available skilled workforce are key advantages that position the region as a leader in distribution and eCommerce.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

The food and beverage industry in Kansas City thrives due to proximity to agriculture markets, advanced logistics infrastructure and industry-specific talent.


 
 

CONTACT KC SMARTPORT

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CHRIS GUTIERREZ
President | KC SmartPort
M: 816.591.7311
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ELLI BOWEN
Vice President | KC SmartPort
M: 913.579.3370
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JOSIE CALKINS
Project Manager | KC SmartPort
M: 913.708.0917
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