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Locate Your Business in the #1 Agricultural Technology Community in the Midwest!
St. Joseph Feeds THE Rest Of The Country
Our central location in the United States’ Midwest has made St. Joseph a primed and ready hub for agriculture. We export food across the nation as well as the globe through multiple types of farming; including wheat, corn, soy, hogs, poultry, and cattle.
This agricultural advantage also makes St. Joseph a top location choice for the Agricultural Sciences Industry. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your company grow.
Top Agricultural Technology Employers
THE CENTER OF THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH TRIANGLE
St. Joseph is situated in the Midwest’s Agricultural Research Triangle where companies, universities, researchers, and farmers team together to test and discover the most efficient and effective ways that bioscience can benefit the country. Within this triangle, at least five major universities offer special programs for those in the agricultural sciences field.
Top Animal Health and Nutrition Employers
The KC Animal Health Corridor represents the largest concentration of animal health companies in the world.
Companies with a strategic location in the KC Animal Health Corridor now represent 56 percent of total worldwide animal health, diagnostics and pet food sales.
The St. Joseph metropolitan area, located in both Missouri and Kansas, has 24.74% of its workforce in manufacturing, the 18th-highest rate in the study conducted by SmartAsset.
|Support Labor Industries||Growth|
|Beef Cattle Ranching and Farming||90%|
|All Other Grain Farming||57%|
|Dairy Cattle and Milk Production||56%|
|Chicken Egg Production||35%|
|Research and Development in Life Sciences (including Agriculture Research and Development)||27%|
|Other Vegetable and Melon Farming||24%|
|All Other Miscellaneous Crop Farming||19%|
|Hog and Pig Farming||15%|
Compared to the USA average region of the same size, St. Joseph has…
18x more people employed in Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
4x more people employed in Oilseed and Grain Combination Farming
4x more people employed in Sheep Farming
3x more people employed in Hog and Pig Farming
2x more people employed in Animal Production
2x more people employed in Soybean Farming
2x more people employed in Crop Production
2x more people employed in Regulation of Agricultural Marketing and Commodities
|All Other Grain Farming||$43,769|
|Oilseed and Grain Combination Farming||$43,388|
|Dry Pea and Bean Farming||$35,759|
|Crop Production (Proprietors)||$35,394|
|Farm Management Services||$34,761|
|All Other Animal Production||$34,761|
|Hog and Pig Farming||$34,761|
|Animal Production (Proprietors)||$33,363|
|All Other Miscellaneous Crop Farming||$33,180|
|Horses and Other Equine Production||$33,180|
|Nursery and Tree Production||$32,171|
|Beef Cattle Ranching and Farming||$30,992|
|Support Activities for Forestry||$30,543|
This map shows that 17,489 people travel to the St. Joseph area daily for work, proving that a good employer can draw labor from a wide radius. Additionally, this map shows that 15,907 people drive from St. Joseph’s region to work in other locations. This creates a potential workforce as the vast majority of these 15,907 workers will consider working in the St. Joseph area, as more jobs are created.
St. Joseph is a crossroads for two major thoroughfares, Interstate 29 and U.S. Highway 36. The city is served by two interstate highways, one proposed interstate, and four U.S. Routes.
St. Joseph is Just 35 Minutes from Kansas City International Airport (KCI). KCI is a full service, international airport served by every major U.S. passenger and all-cargo carriers. More than 400 flights from 11 major carriers arrive and depart daily from KCI, and airfares are among the lowest in the nation.
Two major Class 1 Railroads serve St. Joseph. The Union Pacific (UP) Railroad and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway provide rail service to every region of the United States for delivery of finished goods as well as inbound raw materials.
St. Joseph Regional Port Authority
The Missouri River, part of the nation’s inland waterway system, is St. Joseph’s gateway to the Gulf of Mexico. Our public river port facility gives area businesses the affordable option of transporting via river barge. The port is located at Missouri River mile 448. The port facility also has a Union Pacific rail spur. It is operated by Transport 360, which is built to accommodate everything from small business to major corporations.
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