Economic Development

Business Incentive Policy

 

Location. Location. Location.

Centrally located in the United States Barton County is strategically located to fit your business’ needs.
lamar missouri - location 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 Missouri has access to:

lamar missouri - interstate access

3 Major US Highways

    • Interstate 49
    • Interstate 44
    • US Highway 160

2 hours North to Kansas City Mo connects to I-29, I-35 & I-70
Less than 1 hour South to I-44 connects to Oklahoma City, Joplin MO, Springfield MO, St. Louis MO and Chicago IL.

Lamar & Barton County Intersects 3 Railways:

lamar missouri - railroad access

Barton County is one of the nations’s newest Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC). Barton Co unty 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 Business Park is a total of 112 acres adjacent to the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Lamar, MO.
lamar missouri 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

This view shows the 60 acres available. Road designs are in place. A portion of the road has been completed with curb and gutter. Land joining the west (not shown) has 100 available acres.

lamar missouri johnson industrial park aerial view

 

 

LOIS – Location One

Lamar Mo Sites - LOIS

 

 

Southwest Missouri Regional Demographics Includes:

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

 

 

Utilities

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