To support growing industries, Newton has set aside over 400 acres for the development of the Kansas Logistics Park with substantial expansion capacity.  The park takes advantage of the overlapping connections to both rail and major interstates.  It has ample area for enclosed warehousing and outside storage.

Manufacturers using the Kansas Logistics Park can provide components in a just-in-time manner using the “delivery on demand” services.  The park will enable manufacturers to reduce fees associated with shipping delays and ensure the most efficient means of providing its products to their customers.


Our Targeted Industries...

Agriculture

Kansas is poised to address unprecedented global demand for food:

  • The world’s middle class will swell from 2 billion to almost 5 billion by 2030, with most of that growth coming from developing countries.
  • Global food demand is projected to double by 2050.
  • Food needed to feed the world over the next 40 years will equal the amount produced over the last 10,000 years.
  • Kansas has great resources: land, water, and a historical understanding of agriculture.
  • Kansas is a leader in agricultural production and performance.

Energy

Domestic & world energy demand will be unprecedented:

  • The US exported more petroleum than it imported in 2011 for the first time since 1949.
  • Both the trucking and rail industry are transitioning from diesel to Liquid Natural Gas (LNG).
  • Located in Central Kansas is an extensive natural gas pipeline network for LNG fueling.
  • World energy consumption will increase 50% by 2030.
  • Demand for natural gas will rise by more than 60% through 2040. 

Manufacturing

Creating opportunities for domestic manufacturing growth:

  • Low energy prices will spur low-cost American manufacturing, driven by lower natural gas “feedstock” for American manufacturers.  This is very important to energy intensive industries such as chemicals and heavy manufacturing.
  • The USA is becoming one of the lowest cost producers in the developed world.  When adjusting for our productivity, the average labor costs in other big developed countries will be 20% to 45% higher than those in the US by 2015.
  • Backshoring/reshoring will accelerate:
    • ‚ÄčChinese labor rates have increased 18% annually and could increase up to 25% a year.
      Longer lead times for transport are a disadvantage for China.

    • Before 2020, the USA will capture $130 billion in annual exports from other nations
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Leveraging the Power of Strong Partners

The community has partnered with a number of public and private entities to ensure the successful creation of the Kansas Logistics Park.  These partners include:

 

 

 

Entrance to the Kansas Logistics Park