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 Agri-Genesis, as well as other hospital, government and public entities.

The county has a large 120 acre certified industrial park. This Missouri Certified Site is shovel-ready, and is home to several companies.

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



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, Atlanta, Bevier, LaPlata, New Cambria, Callao, Elmer and Ethel.