Infrastructure and Economics


Transportation Infrastructure 

Air: The County is primarily served by four airports:

  • Fowler Memorial Airport in Macon County is a public use airport with a 4,150 foot runway.
  • Kirksville Regional Airport, a larger regional airport, is located 27 miles from Heartland Park and offers three flights per day to and from St. Louis operated by Cape Air.
  • Kansas City International Airport, just 2.25 hours from Macon, offers 51 non-stop destinations around the U.S., Canada and Mexico, including international hubs, such as Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, New York, Denver and many others.
  • St. Louis Lambert International Airport, just 2.5 hours from Macon, offers over 65 non-stop destinations. It is a hub for Air Choice One and Cape Air, and is a focus city for Southwest Airlines.

Highway: The county is primarily served by two US Highways:

  • US 63 runs north-south through Macon.
  • US 36 runs east-west through Macon. Highway 36 is now a four-lane across the whole state of Missouri.
  • Heartland Park has direct access to US 36 and is in close proximity to US 63.

Rail: The county has access to BNSF, a Class I railroad. 



Projects locating in Macon County may be eligible for a range of incentives, including the following:

  • Land discounts
  • State and local tax abatement
  • Missouri CDBG Action Fund loan
  • Industrial Development and Infrastructure Bonds
  • Low-interest revolving loans funds
  • Specialized job training 
  • Recruitment assistance

Let us help you identify which of these are right for your project and guide you through the application process! 


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