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Why YOU should do Business in Kansas City

Kansas City, location to Scarbrough International HQ, continues to experience success in the attraction of e-commerce facilities to the region.  This “Heart of America” location is attracting more and more distribution and manufacturing centers daily.  This VERY HANDY interactive map shows intermodal lines, a list of carriers, FTZ areas, and more.  Check it out here

WHY is KC a great place to do business? 

Here are just a FEW of the many reasons:

E-Commerce Delivers in KC

From February 2012 to July 2014, the total impact of the e-commerce industry in Kansas City has included adding 275 jobs and more than 919,000 sq. ft. of space. The most recent facilities to enter the KC region are FoodServiceWarehouse.com that located in a 475,200-sq.-ft. facility in Kansas City, Missouri and Amazon, which is leasing a 260,000-sq.-ft. facility in Lenexa, Kansas.

Check out this COOL video on how KC Delivers.” 

KC Animal Health and Logistics Connection 

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Did you know ?? 

The Kansas City region is home to the single largest concentration of animal health interests in the world. The KC Animal Health Corridor helps to facilitate the outstanding business climate and ground-breaking research happening in the KC region. Kansas City is a dominant and growing force in animal health and nutrition, and the strengths in transportation and distribution add to the significant advantages of doing business in the region.

Scarbrough has expertise in Animal health supply chain management, including regulations, certifications and shipping anything from animal pharmaceutical to pet feed.

KC is Equipped for Re-shoring

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Kansas City has a lot to offer manufacturing companies including streamlined processes when attaining building permits, and the availability of designated foreign trade zone space. Intermodal developments are one transportation mode companies increasingly consider to cut logistics-related costs. “You can consistently cut 20 percent of the costs by going intermodal as opposed to traditional truck,” says Chad Meyer, president and COO, NorthPoint Development.

Manufacturers find several advantages in Kansas City’s transportation infrastructure as well. “People can come here and occupy a facility and move their product efficiently,” says David Hinchman, first vice president, CBRE.

There are close to 1,500 acres of land for intermodal use in the Kansas City region among the three rail-served intermodal logistics parks. “Most of the project activity we are seeing in intermodal is companies that need to take advantage of the transportation efficiencies and savings that intermodal provides,” Meyer says. Read more.

KC Smartport

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Scarbrough is a proud investor of KC Smarport.

KC SmartPort is a non-profit economic development organization that works to attract freight-based companies, such as manufacturing, distribution, and warehouses, to the 18 county, bi-state Kansas City region. All information above was gathered here.

If you are interested in learning more about Kansas City opportunities,

you can contact KC Smartport’s president, Chris Gutierrez directly or visit the  KC Smartport Website.  Email gutierrez@kcsmartport.com or call 816-374-5680.