Perfect Strategic Location

If you are looking for that one place that has all aspects of what makes the U.S. a global leader, look no further than Missouri. Centrally located in the U.S., Missouri is a booming epicenter of commerce, and you can send your goods anywhere in the world via our international airports, extensive river barge infrastructure or on any of the US Class 1 railroads. Additionally, Missouri’s central location allow you to reach more than 50% of the continental US in less than one-day’s drive, and most of the rest within two, and it’s easy to get there from anywhere in Missouri due to the number of highway miles in Missouri which total 33,873. Not keen on driving, then from Missouri you can fly nonstop to more than 70 destinations across North America.

Missouri is one day's drive to 50% of the US population

Missouri is the Midwest and everything that encompasses. Booming with both rural and metropolitan culture Missouri benefits from the best of all the Midwest has to offer. With a strong and experienced blue- and white-collar workforce and numerous world-class universities Missouri is the perfect location to find the talent you need to watch your company grow into the future.

And for companies looking to engage in foreign trade, Missouri has three foreign trade zones spread throughout the state.

Missouri has 3 Foreign Trade Zones

Foreign Trade Zones

Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone, Inc.–FTZ #15
Fifth Street, Suite 200,
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Phone: 816-474-2227

St. Louis County Port Authority, FTZ #102
121 South Meramec, Suite 900,
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
Phone: 314-889-7663

City of Springfield, FTZ #225
202 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy,
Springfield, MO 65801
Phone: 417-862-5567

We didn’t put Missouri here, but here is where we are. And companies are taking advantage of Missouri as a strategic location. Let’s talk and see how our location can be a business advantage for you.

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In Their Words

This rebar micro-mill project is consistent with our long-term strategy for profitable growth and builds on our position as the low-cost producer. Strategically positioning this micro-mill in Sedalia will give us a sustained cost advantage over other domestic steel producers supplying rebar from outside the region.

— John Ferriola / Nucor

This move to Missouri is a well thought through strategy where all the benefits for all counterparts are optimized. The local authorities have been very easy to work with to help develop this project.

— Raimo Helasmäki / Nammo AS

For a business like ours that ships coffee to a lot of places, it is important to be centrally located. There are many places we can get to quickly from Missouri.

— Tricia Zimmer Ferguson / Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company

Central location has been key to Bodine’s success...you can get anywhere from Missouri, pretty much in any direction.

— Bob Lloyd / Bodine Aluminum

One Call utilizes clinical oversight to help create better outcomes for employers and injured workers, so making sure we can hire and train candidates in Springfield who can provide this kind of specialized service was critical to our decision. Finding an available ‘plug and play’ building in Springfield meant we could fast track our new service center for our customers.

— Chris Watson / One Call Care Management

We export to Japan, China, France, Spain, Hungary, and Scotland. I have also shipped to South Africa, and I’ll be looking to start some work in New Zealand before too long.

— Leroy Cardwell / Cardwell Lumber

Kansas City is the ideal location for our punched grid manufacturing center of excellence given its proximity to key Exide customers and our existing manufacturing facilities as well as access to an experienced local workforce.

— Vic Koelsch / Exide Technologies