Logistics


A Solid Tenant’s Market Has Developed in Kansas City

The Kansas City industrial property market has long been recognized as a key Midwestern logistics hub for its central location in the United States, significant highway and rail infrastructure, and affordable cost of labor. Throughout the last several decades, the… more

KC Makes Its Pitch to Amazon

As of today, the Kansas City region's dreams of being home to a second headquarters for Amazon.com are in the hands of Jeff Bezos and his team in Seattle. In what is being described as the largest regional collaboration in… more

230,000sf Industrial Building Going Up

The Opus Group  announced today that construction is under way on a second building at 56 Commerce Center, a 230,122-square-foot speculative industrial building. That comes after selling the first building there to Orizon, which makes complex sub-assemblies for the aerospace… more

Horizon Global Distribution Hub Opening Soon

Horizon Global, which makes towing and trailering equipment, announced today that it was nearly finished with construction of its 512,000-square-foot distribution facility in Edgerton, which is expected to create more than 120 new jobs. The site will serve as the main… more

Dollar Tree to Build $110 Million Distribution Center in Warrensburg

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced today that discount retailer Dollar Tree would build a 1.2-million-square-foot distribution facility in Warrensburg, a projected valued at $110 million. With that, the Virginia-based company says it will create 375 jobs within three… more

Hardware Supplier Picks KC for Key Distribution Site

Score one more for the Kansas City region’s national appeal as a center for logistics: The Kansas Department of Commerce announced this morning that Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement would merge the operations from distribution facilities in California and… more

Associated Wholesale Grocers Bags Record Revenues

Associated Wholesale Grocers, the Kansas City region's second-largest private company, is closing the gap on the largest: At its annual shareholders meeting today, the grocery cooperative announced that it had posted record revenues for 2016, at $9.18 billon. That's still… more

Ottensmeyer Tabbed for Bilateral Talks

The U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue has turned to Patrick Ottensmeyer, president and CEO of Kansas City Southern Railway, to lead a strategic trade initiatives working group, aimed at advancing the relationship between the two nations by recommending private sector solutions to… more

CVS Chooses Kansas City as Midwest Distribution Center

Kansas City’s growing reputation as a vital distribution hub at the center of the United States received further burnishing today, when The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) announced that CVS Pharmacy, America’s leading retail pharmacy, will build a 762,000-sq.-ft.… more

KC Corporations See Potential in Minority Entrepreneurs

Today is graduation day for 30 Kansas City-area participants in a program called Strategy and Business Development for Minority Business Entrepreneurs—a 2½ -day intensive education program for executives, brought to Kansas City by the Ivy League staff of Dartmouth College's  Tuck School… more