The St. Louis Region / Rich with assets
The region boasts a competitive and impressive list of assets, all in addition to the long list of multimodal advantages.
The St. Louis region has a wide selection of available and affordable property suitable for distribution center parks and facilities including shovel-ready, fully developed land in major industrial parks. The available sites can accommodate the largest modern bulk distribution centers, with direct access to our low-congestion multimodal transportation network.
America’s Central Port is a multimodal business park located just below the Southernmost lock on the Mississippi, and near the convergence of the rivers that form the nation’s inland waterway system, allowing unhindered access to the Gulf of Mexico. This northernmost ice-free port offers intermodal resources not found in many other U.S. markets. Additionally, the River’s Edge Business Park offers 840 acres of land, well suited for distribution, warehousing and manufacturing.
The St. Louis Region has more than 10,000 acres of Foreign Trade Zone sites located conveniently close to truck, rail, barge and air access. Both Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and MidAmerica St. Louis Airport have the infrastructure and capacity to handle the largest air cargo carriers. Scott Air Force Base which is home to the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), the military’s supply chain central command, is located adjacent to and shares runway space with Mid America Airport..
The region also seamlessly connects major Interstate systems with these six class 1 railroads:
- Burlington Northern Santa Fe
- Canadian National Railway
- Kansas City Southern
- Norfolk Southern
- Union Pacific
And also allows access to numerous pipelines providing access to natural gas from regions all across the country – ensuring consistency of price and supply. The pipelines also support the import of crude and the output of gas and other products.
The region is home to 30+ colleges and universities, several of which offer a wide range of logistics and supply chain management programs. From workforce training to post-graduate certificates, the region’s wide variety of educational institutions makes for a plentiful source of well-trained, skilled labor. In addition, the U.S. Transportation Command is headquartered at Scott Air Force Base and is the center of all Supply Chain and transportation planning for the U.S. Military around the world, providing a large group of potential logistics professionals for recruitment once they enter the civilian workforce.
Dial, Procter & Gamble, and many other manufacturers, industrial facilities, and warehouse/distribution centers are located in the 3,000-acre North Riverfront district of the City of St. Louis. Subject of a recent Port/North Riverfront Land-use Plan, this district has approximately 900 acres of land available for redevelopment