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.
COVID-19 hasn’t slowed down the new investment in Missouri. E-commerce giant Chewy, Inc. recently announced plans to invest nearly $150 million in a new distribution center in Belton, Missouri. Optimas Solutions invested in Missouri as well with a new PPE distribution center in St. Louis, and online retailer Melaleuca opened a 508,000 sq. ft. distribution center and warehouse in Kansas City.
The only question left is: what can we move for you?