The Hannibal / Kirksville Region


The Hannibal/Kirksville Region sits on the Mississippi and is served by two interstate highways, four Class 1 railroads and regional airports, enabling efficient river, road, air and rail distribution in all directions. Four-lane US-36 also provides one of the fastest, least congested truck routes between Kansas City and Chicago.

The region is a prolific producer of soybeans, with additional strengths in advanced manufacturing, food solutions, information technology, and logistics.

Companies look to the region for competitive land and labor costs, favorable tax structures, and skilled vocational talent.

Major Cities
  • Hannibal: (Pop: 16,938)
  • Kirksville: (17,474)
  • Moberly: (13,774)
  • Warrenton: (9,176)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2022

Key Employers
  • Ameriwood Industries (Wright City)
  • BASF (Palmyra)
  • Cerro Flow Products (Shelbina)
  • ConAgra Foods (Macon)
  • Continental Cement (Hannibal)
  • Daddy Ray’s (Moscow Mills)
  • Doyle Equipment Manufacturing (Palmyra)
  • Dura Automotive Systems (Moberly)
  • General Mills (Hannibal)
  • Independent Stave Company (New Florence)
  • The Kraft Heinz Company (Kirksville)
  • Onshore Outsourcing (Macon)
  • Orscheln Products (Moberly)
  • Saf-Holland USA (Warrenton)
  • Spartan Light Metal Products (Hannibal)
  • Swift Prepared Foods (Macon)
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Missouri (Troy)
  • Watlow Electric (Hannibal)
  • Witte Bros. Exchange (Troy)
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