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.
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: