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KC SmartPort is the authority on logistics opportunities in the 18-county, bi-state Kansas City region. A non-profit economic development organization, KC SmartPort promotes and enhances the Kansas City region's status as a leading North American logistics hub. KC SmartPort has two main focuses in its mission: 1. To grow the Kansas City area’s transportation industry by attracting businesses with significant transportation and logistics elements; 2. To make the industry and the region more competitive in the movement of goods into, out of and through the Kansas City area.
Real Estate Opportunities
The Kansas City region has the lowest truckload shipment costs and the most central location in the United States — featuring four major intermodal logistics parks with buildings and sites ready to go today. Clearly, the KC region offers some outstanding real estate opportunities for transportation and logistics companies. We invite you to review this collection of buildings, intermodal centers and logistics parks. View Available Properties
Foreign Trade Zones
The Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone is one of the largest zone operators in the country with over 17.6 million square feet of approved foreign trade zone space that includes General Purpose and Subzone space in both Kansas and Missouri. The Kansas City trade zones handle more volume than those of Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis and St. Louis and has more available space than any other area in the country. View FTZ Descriptions
Trade Corridor Network
The Kansas City region has a rich history as a center for commerce. Its heartland, river-based location made it a natural crossroads for transcontinental rail, interstate, and waterway. Through its history, Greater Kansas City has established itself as the leading center for trade and distribution within the central United States and is emerging now as a leader in international trade as America's inland port solution.
Located in the heart of America at the hub of the transcontinental and NAFTA trade corridors, Kansas City is a center of choice for warehousing, manufacturing and distribution. Business has prospered due in large part to the region's abundant, multi-modal transportation network.
Kansas City boasts more freeway-lane miles per capita than any other U.S. city. As one of only five U.S. cities in which four interstates intersect, the region also is a prime player in the emerging international trade corridor providing for the efficient flow of goods across America and between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Five major railroads serve Kansas City making it the largest rail hub in the nation in terms of volume. With 90 miles of track in the metro area, all under centralized traffic control, the Kansas City Terminal Railway Co. coordinates the efficient movement and interchange of rail traffic for the more than 300 trains arriving or departing Kansas City each day.
The Kansas City area moves more air cargo in a six state area than any other region in the U.S. Kansas City has three active airports and one of the largest airport Foreign Trade Zones in the U.S.
These interactive maps display Kansas City’s multi-modal nexus within North America’s transportation network.
The Kansas City region offers some outstanding real estate opportunities for transportation and logistics companies.
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FOREIGN TRADE ZONES
This interactive map displays the Kansas City region's numerous FTZ locations.
View FTZ Descriptions