eCommerce sales have been growing steadily over the last five years increasing by roughly 15 percent per year. As the crossroads of North America, Kansas City offers a strong advantage as 85 percent of the U.S. population can be reached from a Kansas City location within two days or less.
Kansas City has several key advantages that make it an excellent location for eCommerce companies:
- Located at the intersection of four of the nation’s major interstate highways (I-35, I-70, I-29, I-49)
- The Kansas City International Airport, which saw air cargo tonnage surge 8.8% year-over-year in February 2016
- The heart of a rail corridor spanning coast-to-coast across the U.S. and extending from Canada to Mexico (NAFTA Railway)
In 2015 the Kansas City region ranked among the top 15 markets
for warehouse product under construction according to Site Selection Group.
The University of Kansas' supply chain management program
ranks in the top 25 undergraduate supply chain programs in the U.S., according to Gartner, Inc.
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