ON THE BLUE
WELCOME TO THE BLUE RIVER
The Blue River Ecodustrial District is approximately 4,600 acres on the east side of Kansas City, Missouri, stretching from I-435 and the Blue River on the south to where the Blue River meets the Missouri River in the north, including the Truman Sports Complex, home to the Chiefs and Royals. Just 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City and 25 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport, the development corridor includes active and vacant industrial land with approximately 560 acres of underutilized parcels.
While the area has seen disinvestment over the past decade, the city of Kansas City, Missouri has prioritized its turnaround. For companies that are looking for incentivized opportunities, welcome to the Blue River Ecodustrial Corridor.
WHERE ECOLOGY MEETS INDUSTRY
The name “ecodustrial” is a deliberate choice to foster a business district that creates strong industrial jobs that benefit the environment and create new opportunities for recreation, environmental restoration and green amenities throughout the area.
LAYERS OF INCENTIVES
The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri (EDCKC) and the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) are making the redevelopment of this area a priority through funding of various predevelopment initiatives, including: land banking, infrastructure investments, ‘stackable’ incentives, plus cleaning, greening, capacity-building, and marketing. As a top priority opportunity zone, with 25-year tax abatements, this area has great economics for companies and investors.
Unlike suburban industrial parks, the Blue River Ecodustrial Corridor has the workforce benefits of being in the center of the city.
THE PATH FORWARD
THE BIG 5 WORKPLAN
With deep layers of economic incentives available, the Blue River Ecodustrial Corridor has already laid the groundwork for revitalization of the area. Additional support from the City of Kansas City, MO, civic organizations, advocacy groups and clean industry will help continue the progress.