Missouri's Top Industries


“The main advantage we have being in Missouri is its location.  If you look at our business a lot of it runs right through Missouri, right through Joplin.  so it gives us an opportunity to service our trucks.”

- Saul Gonzalez, President of Con-Way Truckload, Joplin, MO

Why Missouri?

  • More than 1,000 miles of water transport on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers
  • 5th lowest state diesel taxes
  • 3 foreign trade zones located in Springfield, St. Louis, and Kansas City
  • 8th best highway cost effectivemess
  • $4.1 billion on average in cargo annually moved on Missouri waterways
  • 17 freight railroads totaling over 4,000 miles
  • 6th lowest state gas tax