Leading transportation logistics company invests $1.2 million to open new logistics center in Missouri
Missouri’s transportation and logistics industry continues to grow with the opening of XPO Logistics’ new office in Kansas City, as announced by Gov. Jay Nixon today. The company’s first freight brokerage location in Missouri represents a $1.2 million capital investment and is expected to create up to 125 new jobs.
“With our central location, the sixth largest public road and highway system, and an experienced labor force, Missouri is an ideal location for transportation companies,” said Gov. Nixon. “I’m proud to welcome XPO Logistics to the Show-Me State, and I look forward to continued economic growth in the Kansas City area.”
As one of the fastest growing providers of transportation logistics in North America, XPO Logistics’ Kansas City facility will enable the company to better serve its existing customer base, as well as accommodate anticipated future growth. The company offers truckload and less-than-truckload brokerage, last mile logistics, intermodal services, ground/air expedited transportation, technology-enabled contract logistics, freight forwarding and managed transportation to more than 14,000 customers in the manufacturing, industrial, retail, commercial, life sciences and governmental sectors. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in the United States and Canada.
Troy Cooper, chief operating officer of XPO Logistics, said, “Our new Kansas City facility is strategically located to serve our customers across North America. We’re extremely pleased that the state has been so supportive of our plans to grow our workforce here. We’re actively recruiting from the large pool of talent in the Kansas City area, with the goal of creating up to 125 full-time jobs.”
“Combined with our top-rate workforce and our prime location, Kansas City is a natural destination for companies like XPO Logistics that are looking to further their footprint,” said Kansas City Mayor Sly James. “I’m happy to add XPO Logistics to our steadily increasing list of economic development wins and welcome the company to our community.”
Since transportation and logistics was identified by his Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth as a top target for next-generation job creation, Gov. Nixon has made attracting investments in this field a priority of his administration. To assist XPO Logistics with its expansion, the Missouri Department of Economic Development has offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria. The City of Kansas City, the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, and the Kansas City Area Development Council also partnered with XPO Logistics to make its expansion possible.