Department of Economic Development announces expansion of a Kansas City construction company, expected creation of 40 new jobs

May 1, 2013

KANSAS CITY – The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that a water and wastewater transmission and treatment construction company will be expanding its operations in Kansas City. Garney Construction’s expansion will include a $1.5 million capital investment and is expected to create 40 new full-time jobs.
Founded in 1961, Garney Construction specializes in the construction of water and wastewater pipelines, treatment facilities, pump stations and water storage tanks. The company is 100 percent employee-owned and has a 750-member workforce across seven states. The expansion project will include improvements to Garney’s Kansas City facility and expand the company’s current footprint across the region.

Missouri’s favorable business climate and innovative resources have helped boost the construction industry in the state. In the last year, companies like Garney have created 2,400 new construction jobs in Missouri. With the 6th best entrepreneurial activity, the 9th best transportation network, and 2.67 million workers, Missouri provides a friendly environment for a growing construction industry. 

Some of Missouri’s resources and initiatives that have aided business expansions include the Certified Work Read Community Program, export assistance, customized job recruitment and screening, Certified Site designation, LocationOne site and building database, and others that can be found at

To assist Garney Construction with its expansion, the Department of Economic Development has authorized a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria.


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