Centrally Located With Excellent Infrastructure

Missouri's central location and extensive transportation infrastructure can give you an edge over the competition.

Missouri's Advantages

  • Missouri is located within 600 miles of 50% of all U.S. households.
  • Missouri is located within 600 miles of 52% of U.S. manufacturing establishments.
  • Missouri has the 9th best transportation network in the nation based on value of goods shipped by air, land and water, the availability of air travel, and the quality of roads (CNBC).

Infrastructure Details

Highways

With major interstates including I-64, I-44, I-70, I-55, I-35, and I-29, Missouri has the seventh largest highway system in the nation and boasts some of the least congested highways in the country (Reason Foundation).

Missouri Roads by the Numbers:

All public roads: 129,717 miles
State Highway miles: 33,677
Interstate miles: 1,181
Road bridges: 24,245

(Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2008)

Map of Highways going through and in Missouri

Airports

A recent study by the Missouri Department of Transportation shows that Missouri’s airports generate $11.1 billion to the state’s economy and support 100,621 jobs.  The Missouri Statewide Airports Economic Impact Study shows the economic contribution of Missouri airports grew 17.1 percent in the past decade.  In 2012, an estimated 6.2 million travelers arrived in Missouri via commercial airports and more than 260,000 arrived on general aviation aircraft.

Missouri travelers can reach most cities in the United States and Canada in less than three hours by air. Which means you and your business are only a short flight away from nearly everywhere in North America. Whether you’re flying in cargo from New York or you need to make a quick trip to your offices in San Francisco, your destination is within reach.

The airport system in Missouri consists of approximately 140 public airports, with two airports supporting major commercial passenger traffic: Lambert-St. Louis International and Kansas City International.

SpringfieldBransonJoplinColumbiaCape GirardeauKirksville and Waynesville (Fort Leonard Wood) also have commercial service.

Telecommunications

More than 950 companies in Missouri are engaged in telephone, cable and wireless communications as providers, suppliers and contractors.

For more information on Missouri telecommunications networks, visit the Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association website.

Additional Information on Missouri Infrastructure