XPO Logistics opens in Kansas City, will create up to 125 new jobs, state announces

October 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Missouri’s transportation and logistics industry continues to grow with the opening of XPO Logistics’ new office in Kansas City, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. The company’s first freight brokerage location in Missouri represents a $1.2 million capital investment and is expected to create up to 125 new jobs.

“Today’s announcement by XPO Logistics of more than a hundred new jobs and a multi-million investment is another homerun for Kansas City and its economy,” said Gov. Nixon. “I’m proud to welcome XPO Logistics to the Show-Me State, and I look forward to continued economic growth here in a city where folks know what it takes to win.” 
 
As one of the fastest growing providers of transportation logistics in North America, XPO Logistics’ Kansas City facility will enable the company to better serve its existing customer base, as well as accommodate anticipated future growth. The company offers truckload and less-than-truckload brokerage, last mile logistics, intermodal services, ground/air expedited transportation, technology-enabled contract logistics, freight forwarding and managed transportation to more than 14,000 customers in the manufacturing, industrial, retail, commercial, life sciences and governmental sectors. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in the United States and Canada. 

“Our new Kansas City facility is strategically located to serve our customers across North America,” said Troy Cooper, chief operating officer of XPO Logistics. “We’re extremely pleased that the state has been so supportive of our plans to grow our workforce here. We’re actively recruiting from the large pool of talent in the Kansas City area, with the goal of creating up to 125 full-time jobs.”  

“Combined with our top-rate workforce and our prime location, Kansas City is a natural destination for companies like XPO Logistics that are looking to further their footprint,” saidKansas City Mayor Sly James. “I’m happy to add XPO Logistics to our steadily increasing list of economic development wins and welcome the company to our community.”

Since transportation and logistics was identified by his Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth as a top target for next-generation job creation, Gov. Nixon has made attracting investments in this field a priority of his administration.  To assist XPO Logistics with its expansion, the Missouri Department of Economic Development has offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria. The City of Kansas City, the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, and the Kansas City Area Development Council also partnered with XPO Logistics to make its expansion possible.
 

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