Regional Profile

Macon County, in Northern Missouri, sits at the crossroads of U.S. Highways 36 and 63. The county is home to just over 15,000 people, of which about one-third live in the City of Macon. Its major employers include Con Agra and Onshore Outsourcing, as well as other hospital, government and public entities.

The county has a large certified industrial park, Heartland Park, with over 120 acres. This Missouri Certified Site is shovel-ready, and several companies have already opened up shop in the park, including Rock Hill Mechanical, Ardent Outdoors, O.A.T.S. and a solar farm. 

The Macon County, Missouri region provides competitive advantages for businesses looking to relocate or expand, including:

  • Strong state business climate

  • Access to regional markets and population centers, including Kansas City within 2.25 hours, and 70 million people within a day’s drive (500 miles).

  • Transportation infrastructure including two regional and two international airports, two state highways and one Class I railroad serving the region.

  • Utility infrastructure for electric, gas, water/sewer and telecommunications fully-serving Heartland Park.

  • Access to strong educational pipeline that includes three colleges offering two-year degrees and two universities offering four-year degrees.

  • Cost of living 4% lower than the state average and 14% lower than the national average. 

 

Access to Regional Markets

Within 500 miles (one-day’s drive) of Macon County, companies are able to reach over 70 million people, over 21% of the US population. This includes the large metro areas of:

  • Chicago, IL
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Omaha, NE
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Memphis, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Access to Kansas City within 2.25 hours

 

TARGETED INDUSTRIES

Your connector, facilitator and partner.  From businesses looking to start, expand or to those looking to relocate to the Macon County Region — including the cities of Macon, Bevier, LaPlata, New Cambria, Callao, Elmer and Ethel.