Convoy of Hope, a Springfield, Missouri-based international humanitarian relief organization, is investing in Missouri with a new 230,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Republic. In addition to housing distribution, the new building will consist of additional space for the non-profit’s disaster services team.
“We look forward to having this life-changing organization as part of our family,” said Republic City Administrator David Cameron.
Convoy of Hope purchased around 135 acres at the Republic and Springfield border. The company’s headquarters will remain in Springfield.
Missouri has seen exponential growth in the logistics and distribution sectors in recent months. Recent e-commerce companies to invest in Missouri include Chewy, a pet supply company, and CVS Health. In July 2020, Chewy announced plans to open a new 800,000 sq. ft. e-commerce fulfillment center in Belton, Missouri. CVS Health is also expanding in the state. The company announced plans to grow its workforce in Missouri, adding more than 200 new jobs at its Kansas City fulfillment center.