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Kansas City is good for business because of its central location, robust telecommunications infrastructure, superior energy capability, and a supportive local economic development community that was among the earliest second-tier cities to market suitability for data centers. The Kansas City area also benefits from one of the deepest IT talent pools in the central U.S. due to a concentration of financial services, telecommunications, data processing, software and engineering firms.

KC Location

Kansas City is centrally located in the US which reduces the likelihood that KC-based operations will become a target for disruption. Kansas City is consistently ranked among the best for constant, uninterrupted power service. Kansas City also offers one of the lowest utility costs in the country (approx. .05 per kWh), significantly decreasing operating expenses.

Low Natural Disaster Occurrence Probability

  • The US Geological Survey map shows the Kansas City area to be in relatively little threat to significant activity for earthquakes.
  • The National Severe Storm Lab map illustrates the total annual threat of tornadoes in the US. The mean number of days per year with one or more events within 25 miles of KC is 1.0 days.

Incentive Programs

Businesses locating within Kansas City and the state of Missouri are eligible for several incentive programs which, at the time of initial investment, offer direct cost reductions.

  • Utility - five year decreasing discount equivalent to one year of free electricity
  • Real Property Tax Abatement - SubTropolis Technology Center is located within a Missouri Enterprise Zone allowing a 50% reduction in real property tax
  • Job Training - flexible, tailored programs
  • Tax Credits - based on job creation and capital investment
  • Personal Property Tax Exemption - local jurisdictions have discretionary programs developed to reduce or eliminate property tax on machinery and equipment

Please contact us for more information at 866-782-5572 or click here to download our site plan.

For leasing information please contact Todd Bateman with CBRE at 312-935-1955. Get more details at

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