Lamar_Barton_economic-development

LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION

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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:

  • Interstate 49
  • Interstate 44
  • US Highway 160

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

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Lamar & Barton County Intersects 3 Railways

lamar barton county missouri rail road access

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

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

Johnson Industrial Park

Johnson Industrial Park

  • Total of 112 acres (100+ acres additional available)
  • Located adjacent to Wal-Mart Supercenter
  • Water, Sewer, Electric, Internet, Phone, & Natural Gas
  • Railroad Access - Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)
  • Located at intersection of I-49 and US HWY 160
Aerial View

Southwest Missouri Regional Demographics Includes:

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

Workforce

Total Available Workforce in WIB Region 132,165
Underemployed In WIB Region 43,031

 

Preferred Distance/Travel Time
Less than 10 miles 19,280
30 miles 64,266
50 miles 32,413
51+ miles 9,500
Total Available Workforce 132,165

Barton County Demographics

Barton County Population (V2016) 11,908
Lamar Mo cost Of Living $85.70

Area Employers

Redneck Blinds Sporting Goods Manufacture
Finley Engineering Company Telecommunications, Electrical & Municipal Engineering
Tamko Building Products Maintenance Free Decking & Fencing Manufacture
Higgins Pallets Pallet Manufacture
Washburn Farm & Home Agricultural Supplier
Cox/Barton County Memorial General Medical & Surgical Hospital
Lamar Bank & Trust Banking & Financial
Lamar R-1 School District Eduction
Legacy Farm & Lawn Farm Implement Sales & Services

Barton County Primary & Secondary Education

Lamar R-1 School District – K-12

  • Graduation rate of 95%
  • Lamar R-1 has an average of 1250 students with a student/teacher ratio of 12:1

Lamar R-1 Career & Technical Center – Vocational Trades

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

Liberal Mo R-2

Golden City Mo R-3

Colleges, Universities and Trade-Schools

Pittsburg State University (PSU) – Pittsburg Ks 30 miles
Missouri Southern State University (MSSU)- Joplin Mo 37 miles
Crowder College – Neosho Mo 53 Miles
Crowder College – Nevada Mo 30 Miles
Missouri Welding Institute – Nevada Mo 30 Miles

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.

Commercial Service
1-50 KWH $.327 per KWH $16.35 (Minimum)
51-100 KWH $.191 per KWH $9.55 $25.90 (100 KWH)
101-1000 KWH $.114 per KWH $102.60 $128.50 (1000 KWH)
1001-400,000 KWH $.088 per KWH $35,112.00 $35,240.50 (400,000 KWH)
400,001 – Over $.055 per KWH
Industrial Service
1-50 KWH $.327 per KWH $16.35 (Minimum)
51-100 KWH $.191 per KWH $9.55 $25.90 (100 KWH)
101-1000 KWH $.114 per KWH $102.60 $128.50 (1000 KWH)
1001-100,000 KWH $.075 per KWH $7,425.00 $7,553.50 (100,000 KWH)
100,001 – 200,000 KWH $.070 per KWH $7,000.00 14,553.50 (200,000 KWH)
200,001 – 300,000 KWH $.065 per KWH $6,500.00 21,053.50 (300,000 KWH)
300,001 – 400,000 KWH $.060 per KWH $6,000.00 27,053.50 (400,000 KWH)
400,001 – Over $.055 per KWH
Water
First 1,000 Gallons $7.41 (Minimum)
Next 1,000 Gallons $7.16
Next 2,000 Gallons $6.50
Next 3,000 Gallons $6.09
Next 3,000 Gallons $5.53
Next 5,000 Gallons $5.10
Next 485,000 Gallons $4.94
Over 500,000 Gallons $4.62
Sewer Rate
120% of the Amount of the Water Bill