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

Demand for data centers in the Kansas City region has grown significantly over the last decade. The reliable energy and existing utility infrastructure across the region support sustainable growth in the data center industry.

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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