Site Selectors

This section of our web site is specifically designed for consultants or companies looking to locate or expand facilities to Kirksville or our region. Here you will find all of the pertinent information available for site selection.

Why Locate in Kirksville

In this section, we can describe why Kirksville is an outstanding place to locate your business.

We have plenty of space to illustrate why we are a great place to do and have a business. Kirksville and the surrounding region enjoy a high quality of life. From our outstanding outdoor recreation to our nationally award winning educational and healthcare facilities, Kirksville is a wonderful place to live, work and conduct your business..

DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:

Population Characteristics

Population 2007:
Adair County ………………………………….24,642
Kirksville ………………………………..……17,304

Population Density
Adair County …………….……………………44.1/sq. mile
Kirksville……………………………..……….1,624/sq. mile

Education (2000)
12 years or more of education ………………..84.8%
Bachelor’s degree or higher…………….…….23.0%

Taxable Sales
Kirksville (2006) …………………………..…..$242,451,260.61
Adair County (2007)……………………..…….$270,169,600.00

Personal Income
Median family income Adair County……………… $38,085
Kirksville………………….…………………..…… $36,772

Median household income
Adair County ………………………..………..…….$26,677
Kirksville …………………………………………….$22,836

Per capita income
Adair County ……………………………..……..….$22,730
Kirksville …………..………………….……….……$18,635

Infrastructure:

Missouri is within 500 miles of:
• 43% of U.S. population and household
• 41% of total U.S. effective buying income
• 39% of total U.S. personal income
• 44% of total U.S. wholesale trade
• 41% of total U.S. service industries
• 44% of total U.S. manufacturing establishments

Kirksville Community Profile Document:

If you are interested in learning more about our community and its demographics, please visit the following link: Kirksville Demographic Information

Our Work Forces

Kirksville has a well-educated and highly skilled quality workforce. Truman State University (Missouri’s liberal arts university) and A.T. Still University (our local medical university) provide a consistent pool of qualified individuals prepared for the workplace. The most recent Workforce Quality Study shows our potential employees score higher than the state or national average in educational achievement. This means finding skilled employees a much easier process. Also, a large number of employees are available from the rural areas surrounding Kirksville because of acceptable commuting times.

You will find an available, educable, diverse and affordable workforce in Kirksville and the surrounding northeastern region. Let us prove that to you by conducting a specific survey on behalf of your company or client.

RMDA Quality labor Survey

Available Properties

To view potential building sites or available locations for your business, http://www.locationone.com/lois/logon.do?username=kirks&appsection=localities.

Kirksville is a growing community with several unique opportunities for new or expanding businesses. Within the section, you will learn how to discover more about the available opportunities we have for businesses moving into our region.

Incentives

Our community has a great record of working with the Missouri Department of Economic Development in developing some very aggressive and innovative incentive packages. Our K-REDI Director of Job Creation, Carolyn Chrisman has a great working knowledge of their incentive programs and the individuals involved in decision making there. Missouri has over 50 tax credit programs, as well as job creation refundable tax credits (Quality Jobs Program), Tax Increment Financing, and Missouri Development Finance Board Programs. Phil Tate knows how to partner these with our own local incentives to put together the best incentive package possible for your business or client.

Kirksville is also in one of the state’s newest Enterprise Zones. Local abatement decisions can be made for worthy and deserving projects on an individual basis.

Missouri Department of Economic Development Business Assistance Section

Infrastructure

Highways

Kirksville has a solid offering of modern infrastructure, with two major highways—US Highway 63 and Missouri Highway 6. Highway 63 is a divided interstate configuration and is a major North-South corridor connecting Kirksville and Rolla, MO. Highway 63 also connects Kirksville to US Highway 36 (an East-West, interstate configured divided highway route between St. Joseph and Hannibal) just 30 miles to the south, and Interstate 70 (connecting Kansas City and St. Louis) is located just 90 miles South.

Missouri Highway 6 is a two-lane highway that connects Interstate 35 to Kirksville and other points east to the Missouri State Line.

The State of Missouri has the 6th largest highway system in the country and utilizes it in it’s role as the crossroads of the U.S. Because of our central U.S. location, Missouri is located within 500 miles of 43% of the total U.S. population and 44% of all U.S. manufacturers.

Airport

Kirksville has a modern regional airport with over 6,000 feet of runway and modern landing systems and lighting. Located four miles south of Kirksville on the west side of US Highway 63, the Kirksville Regional Airport has been an important part of Kirksville and Adair County since the early 1930s when it was created as a backup military airport. Federal grants and fuel sales currently provide the funding for operations of the airport.

Cape Air provides three flights a day, seven days a week, from Kirksville to Lambert-St.Louis International Airport. Connect to the world with fast, affordable daily flights to St. Louis. Enjoy convenient baggage check-thrus, free airport parking at the Kirksville Regional Airport and reach your destination in just over an hour!

Specifications:

Runway

 

  • #18-36 6,004 x 100 feet concrete
  • #9-27 1,390 x 110 feet turf

Landing System:

  • LOC/DME
  • VOR DME B or GPS
  • VOR A or GPS
  • VOR DME RNAV or GPS

Lighting System:

  • High intensity- Pilot controlled on runway and taxiway lights
  • #18 REIL lights
  • #36 MALS lights
  • 3-5-7 sec
  • Clicks low, medium, high

 

KIRKSVILLE AIRPORT SCHEDULE

UPS

The Kirksville Community is served by a Regional UPS Hub with daily pickup and delivery services Monday through Friday. Any parcel, picked up by 5 PM anywhere in the U.S. , can be shipped and received in Kirksville by 8 AM the following day.

Communications and Data

Kirksville enjoys all the modern communications infrastructure necessary for any business transactions, including:

  • Data1
  • DS3
  • Voice T-3′s
  • Digital Trunks
  • Analog Trunks
  • DID
  • Plexar
  • ISDN Digiline
  • ISDN Smart Trunks
  • Framed Relay

Utilities

ELECTRICITY
Ameren Missouri ………..………800-552-7583
Ameren Missouri Rates
Service area………………………………..24,500 square miles
Customers……………………………………………………1.2 million
Power generation………………… power plants statewide
System peak demand………………………………….7,430 MW

NATURAL GAS
Atmos Energy………………,.……..………….888-824-3434 or 660-665-7137
Atmos Energy Gas Rates & Tariffs
Service area…………………………..………Along U.S. Highway 6
from La Plata, Mo. to the Iowa state line
Customers:………………………..……………………………………14,750
Capacity………………………………………………..Virtually unlimited

WASTE MANAGEMENT
Veolia Environmental Services
www.veoliaes.com ………………………..……..800-778-7652
Location………………………………………….………Macon, Mo.
Waste handled……………………………………………………

  • ■ Non-hazardous commercial
  • ■ Non-hazardous residential
  • ■ Asbestos
  • ■ Special Services
  • ■ Roll-off services at customer’s site
  • ■ Temporary dumpster for commercial and residential use

WATER
City of Kirksville………………….…….………..660-627-1251
Water Services
www.kirksvillecity.com
Sources………..……………Hazel Creek Lake and Forest Lake
Daily use.………………………………………………2,700,000 gallons
Storage capacity.………………………………….3,900,000 gallons
Daily pumping & treating capacity……………. 6,000,000 gallons
Treatment types…………….…..………Aluminum sulfate, lime, caustic soda, chlorine dioxide, free residual chlorine.

WASTEWATER
City of Kirksville……………….………….…..…660-665-2861
Sewer services
www.kirksvillecity.com
Daily use:………………………………………………2,600,000 gallons
Daily capacity:…………………3,100,000 gallons (expandable)
Amount of city served……………………………………………..100%
System type……………………………………………………Fixed media

TELEPHONE SERVICES
AT&T (800) 288-2020
CableOne (660) 665-7066

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