In the Bullseye of America’s Wind Belt
The Kansas Logistics Park is centrally located in the nation and provides access to abundant resources within a 500 mile radius. It also provides access to the abundant wind resources across Kansas and neighboring states.
The goal of the park is to facilitate growth in the wind industry by providing a valuable resource in overcoming the high costs of logistics and manufacturing.
Newton, Kansas is a unique community with the ability to provide manufacturers with space to grow and is geographically positioned to provide unrivalled access to a wide range of transportation avenues. The Community, along with a strong group of partners, has leveraged these assets to create the Kansas Logistics Park. The park provides manufacturers with a distinct competitive advantage when distributing its products to the Midwest and High-Plains.
The Kansas Logistics Park Ranks #1 in TranSystems
TranSystems recently completed a study to determine the Kansas Logistics Park’s potential to support wind energy industry development. A model was developed using a “centroidal analysis” meaning a number of key factors were identified and weighted in importance. The Kansas Logistics Park ranked number one when evaluated with comparable sites in terms of single site locations, dual site locations and supplier locations near OEM’s.
The key factors include:
- Proximity to wind resources
- Wind power capacity
- Proximity to market/supply
- Access to intermodal transportation infrastructure
- Real estate costs
- Federal, state, and local incentives
Please refer to the TranSystems study for more details.