With local and state incentives, available land and access to workforce, Wyandotte County is the prime location for all types of development. The County has established itself as the place to build for today’s top companies. McDonald’s product vendor chose the county for its new $23 million Midwest distribution center, Hillshire Brands (formerly Sara Lee) invested $130 million with its state-of-the-art processing plant creating 250 new jobs.
Innovative industries, mixed use developments and new business parks are spurring economic development opportunities for Wyandotte County. Several areas have been identified as prime economic development areas. They include:
Interstates I-70 & I-435
The intersection of Interstates I-70 and 435 is transforming into an emerging development area as it is in close proximity to regional amenities and downtown, making it a prime location for data centers and business parks.
Village West is a destination retail and entertainment district that encompasses more than 400 acres of shopping, living, dining and entertainment options that you won’t find anywhere else in the Kansas City area. People are able to reside here at any stage of life.
The announcement of the $75 million U.S. Soccer Training Facility is making Wyandotte County into the soccer capital of the world. The 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art indoor facility is projected to have an economic impact of a billion dollars in Wyandotte County and the State of Kansas over the next 30 years.
A $100 million auto mall complex is underway with plans to eventually house seven auto dealerships, restaurants and a convenience store.
Village West is located at the intersection of two major highways and has three full interchanges. Interstate 70 serves as the southern boundary and offers a four-way diamond exchange. Interstate 435 serves as the eastern boundary and offers two, four-way diamond interchanges.
- Legends Outlets
- Nebraska Furniture Mart
- Hollywood Casino
- Kansas Speedway
- Children’s Mercy Park
- Sporting Kansas City (Major League Soccer)
- Schlitterbahn Waterpark
- $75 million U.S. Soccer National Training and Coaching Development Center
The Fairfax District is changing into a dynamic industrial site and is now home to more than 110 businesses, employing more than 10,000 individuals. Through growth and transformation as a result of partnerships, Fairfax has had more than $876.9 million in NEW investments over a three-year period.
Bonner Springs is located on the western edge of the Kansas City metropolitan area just off I-70 and exit 224 with great access to local and metro-wide attractions.
Located south of the Kansas Speedway, Edwardsville is among the area’s most prosperous communities, featuring an excellent balance of developments and strong but manageable growth.
The downtown area is booming with local eateries and historical sites that tell the fascinating story of Kansas City, KS. With no majority of ethnicity, Kansas City, KS is a true melting pot of culture, making for an eclectic downtown where you can find something interesting to do any time of the day.
The University of Kansas Hospital in the 39th and Rainbow area of Kansas City, Kansas continues to grow through the construction of the 92-bed Cambridge North Patient Tower. This seven story, 377,000 square-foot facility was completed in 2017. The new patient tower is a $330 million investment, adding 700 new jobs to Wyandotte County.
KU Medical Center and the 39th and Rainbow area continues to grow with the construction of a $75 million dollar, 171,000 square foot Education Center. This Education Center has increased the number of students trained in Kansas City, Kansas. In addition the partnership with the KU Bioscience and Technology Business Center, located on the health campus, will entice new bio and life science companies into Wyandotte County. The Education Center opened in 2017.