Lamar_Barton_economic-development

LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION

Southwest Missouri Lamar Barton County Economic Development

Lamar/Barton County Missouri is located in the logistically primed crossroads of America; with access to North/South Interstate 49, East/West US Highway 160, less than 30 minutes from Interstate 44, and rail access served by KCS (Kansas City Southern Lines), MNA (Missouri Northern Arkansas Rail), and BSNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) Class 1 railroads, we are open and ready for business.

Barton County offers owners and investors alike a strategic location to build their business, a highly skilled workforce, an unmatched quality of life and incredible education options.

LAMAR AND BARTON COUNTY
MISSOURI HAS ACCESS TO

US Interstate 49 - Southwest Missouri - Lamar

Interstate 49
Runs North/South On West Side Of Lamar

 

US Highway 160 Southwest Missouri Kansas

US Highway 160
Runs East & West Through Lamar

US Interstate 44 Southwest Missouri Lamar

Interstate 44
31 Miles South

 

Lamar Missouri Location Midwest Southwest Highway Map

DISTANCE FROM LAMAR

  • To Kansas City Mo - 120 Miles
  • To St. Louis Mo - 300 Miles
  • To Memphis TN - 350 Miles
  • To Dallas TX - 400 Miles
  • To Minneapolis, MN - 550 Miles
  • To Denver CO - 700 Miles
  • To New Orleans - 750 Miles

Lamar & Barton County Intersects 3 Railways

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) 
  • Kansas City Southern Lines (KCS)
  • Missouri & Northern Arkansas (MNA)

Barton County Missouri Rail Map - BNSF - KSCL - MoNArk

Barton County is a Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC). Barton County joined the first 100 counties in
the U.S. to attain CWCR, which includes neighboring counties in the Joplin economic region as
well as the Interstate 49 corridor.

Sites & Building Locations

Lamar Industrial Park

Lamar Barton County Southwest Missouri Midwest Industrial Park

  • Available Land: 200 Areas (with additional acreage available)
  • Rail Access: BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe)
  • Highway Access: Located at the intersection of I-49 and US HWY 160
  • Utilities: Electric, Water, Sewer, Internet, Phone and Natural Gas At Site
  • 1.5 Mile Industrial Grade Road Under Construction - Will Be Completed Second Quarter 2019

Population

Barton County (2010)

Lamar Missouri (2010)

Lamar and Barton County’s backbone is agriculture but we are no strangers to industry. With large and small industries here for over 60 years we have a steady and dedicated workforce that makes our small town and low cost of living (85.6) perfect place for your business. We can offers owners and investors alike a strategic location to build or expand their business.

Our workforce in the region is also a very mobile one as nearly 62,000 people said that they would commute 30 minutes/miles to their job. You will find that the region is comprised of hard working and loyal workers. The average number of years that people have worked at their current job is 7.1 years

Lamar Missouri Interstate 49

Southwest Missouri Regional Demographics Includes:

Midwest Workforce Counties -- Missouri Kansas Oklahoma

 

  • Barton, MO
  • Jasper, MO
  • Newton, MO
  • Cherokee, KS
  • Crawford, KS
  • Labette, KS
  • Ottawa, OK

Regional Workforce

Total Available Workforce
In WIB Region

Underemployed In
WIB Region

132,165

43,031

Preferred Distance/Travel Time

Less Than 10 Miles

30 Miles

50 Miles

50+ Miles

Area Employers

Redneck Blinds - Sport Outdoor Manufacturer - Lamar - Southwest Missouri

Redneck Blinds
Sporting Goods Manufacture

Finley-Engineering - Energy, Telecom, broadband - Lamar Southwest Missouri

Finley Engineering
Telecommunications, Electrical & Municipal Engineering

Smith Seed Service - Agricultural Manufacturing

Smith Seed Services
Agricultural Manufacturing - Seed Coating

Cox Barton County HospitalCox Barton County Hospital
General Medical & Surgical Hospital

Lamar Bank & Trust - Lamar Southwest MissouriLamar Bank & Trust Company
Banking & Financial

Heritage TractorHeritage Tractor
Farm Implement Sales & Services

Higgins Pallets
Pallet Manufacture

Washburn
Farm & Home

Agricultural Supplier

Lamar R-1
School District

K-12 & Vocational Educational

Barton County Primary & Secondary Education

Lamar R-1 (K-12)

  • Graduation rate of 90%
  • Average of 1250 students
  • Student/teacher ratio of 11:1

Liberal R-2 – K-12

  • Graduation rate of 89%
  • Average of 400 students
  • Student/teacher ratio of 11:1

Golden City R-3 – K-12

  • Graduation rate of 93%
  • Average of 200 students
  • Student/teacher ratio of 9:1

Lamar R-1 Career & Technical Center - Vocational Trades

  • Woodworking/Carpentry
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Business/Marketing/Graphic Design
  • Computer Applications
  • Health Occupation
  • Agricultural
  • Machine Tool
  • Welding
  • Drafting

educational-woodshop

Colleges, Universities and Trade-Schools

Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg State University (PSU) 
Pittsburg KS - 30 Miles West

missouri southern state university
Missouri Southern State University (MSSU)
Joplin MO - 37 Miles - South

Crowder College LogoCrowder College 
Neosho MO - 53 Miles South &
Nevada MO - 30 Miles North

Missouri Welding InstituteMissouri Welding Institute 
Nevada MO - 30 Miles - North

City Utilities

The City of Lamar has invested in renewable energy for over 10 years by generating 60% of its electricity through landfill methane gas, working with Republic Services Landfill 3 miles north of City limits.

Lamar Water & Electric Rate Schedule Feb '19

Commercial Service
Electrical Service Availability Fee $20.00
1-50 KWH $.327 per KWH $16.35 $36.35 (Minimum)
51-100 KWH $.191 per KWH $9.55 $45.90 (100 KWH)
101-1000 KWH $.114 per KWH $102.60 $148.50 (1000 KWH)
1001-400,000 KWH $.088 per KWH $35,112.00 $35,260.50 (400,000 KWH)
400,001 – Over $.055 per KWH
Industrial Service
Electrical Service Availability Fee $40.00
1-50 KWH $.327 per KWH $16.35 $56.35 (Minimum)
51-100 KWH $.191 per KWH $9.55 $65.90 (100 KWH)
101-1000 KWH $.114 per KWH $102.60 $168.50 (1000 KWH)
1001-100,000 KWH $.075 per KWH $7,425.00 $7,593.50 (100,000 KWH)
100,001 – 200,000 KWH $.070 per KWH $7,000.00 14,593.50 (200,000 KWH)
200,001 – 300,000 KWH $.065 per KWH $6,500.00 21,093.50 (300,000 KWH)
300,001 – 400,000 KWH $.060 per KWH $6,000.00 27,093.50 (400,000 KWH)
400,001 – 1,000,000 KWH $.055 per KWH $33,000.00 $60,093.50 (1,000,000 KWH)
1,000,001 – Over $.055 per KWH
Water
First 1,000 Gallons $10.00 (Minimum)
Next 1,000 Gallons $7.52 $17.52 (2,000 GALS)
Next 2,000 Gallons $6.83 $31.18 (4,000 GALS)
Next 3,000 Gallons $6.39 $50.35 (7,000 GALS)
Next 3,000 Gallons $5.81 $67.78 (10,000 GALS)
Next 5,000 Gallons $5.36 94.58 (15,000 GALS)
Next 485,000 Gallons $5.19
Over 500,000 Gallons $4.85
Sewer Rate
120% of the Amount of the Water Bill