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 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.
We train displaced workers in rural Missouri for today's IT jobs to keep those jobs in the country. Missouri incentives got us started. The work ethic of our employees keeps us going.— Onshore Outsourcing / Shane Mayes
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.— Cardwell Lumber / Leroy Cardwell