When it comes to business expansion and new site selection, location is one of the most important factors. Centrally located in the Midwest, and in the center of North America, Missouri is a booming epicenter of commerce. In Missouri, you can send your goods or products anywhere they need to go via our international airports, extensive river barge system, or any of the United States Class 1 railroads.
Additionally, Missouri allows you to reach more than half of the continental U.S. in less than a day’s drive, with most other states reachable in less than two. From Missouri, you’ll be able to get where you need to, when you need to be there.
Missouri is also home to the confluence of the two largest rivers in North America, the Missouri and the Mississippi, and is home to the northernmost ice-free port on the Mississippi with unrestricted access to the Gulf of Mexico. Missouri waterways move $8 billion in cargo each year. In fact, so much agricultural product is shipped via river barge from the St. Louis region that a 15-mile section of the Mississippi is becoming known as the “Ag Coast” of America.
With all of these logistical tools at our disposal it is no wonder why more than 21,000 transportation and logistics companies including Pepsi, Dollar Tree, and CVS have chosen Missouri as the best place for their distribution centers.
And COVID-19 hasn’t slowed down the investment either. As Missouri continues to reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic, two companies have decided to expand their logistics operations – underground. Less than a year after locating in SubTropolis, pharmaceutical company Nostrum Laboratories and online retailer FarmFoods have expanded.
The only question left is: what can we move for you?