Blue Springs, Missouri

Regional Analysis

Adams Dairy Landing is located within the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area, roughly 20 miles to the east of Kansas City’s urban core. With a metropolitan population of 2.3M, the Kansas City area is the second largest region within the state of Missouri behind St. Louis. Kansas City is currently experiencing an influx of economic and development growth; in 2016 alone, more than 33 new projects began construction and roughly 2,700 new jobs were created. Kansas City’s average household income has been on the rise with the highest increase occurring between 2014 and 2015 at a rate of 6%.    

Historically, the region is known for having a steady economy that remains relatively unaffected by economic casualties due to an array of diverse industry segments such as: medical, technology, freight-based shipping and receiving, agricultural, and many others. Even though Kansas City ranks 37th out of the top 50 largest US markets, the area is home to approximately 18 organizations that employ 5,000 or more people. High rates of employment, combined with a relatively low cost of living (2.5% below national average), are key contributors to Kansas City’s thriving and robust economy.

Local Area Analysis

The primary trade area for Adams Dairy Landing is comprised of 150,000 people whose average household income is $74,000.  The trade area is expected to grow more than 4% by 2018.  Blue Springs, 20 minutes east of Kansas City, is one of the fastest growing communities in the Kansas City MSA, experiencing a steady increase in growth and development across all business and residential sectors for the past ten years.  The largest full-service city between the Kansas City metropolitan area and Columbia, Missouri (more than 100 miles to the east), Blue Springs is the gateway community to and from greater Kansas City along Interstate 70.

Blue Springs is home to nationally recognized schools, quality and affordable housing, excellent health care and a wealth of parks and recreation opportunities.  The city was named the Best Place to Raise Your Kids in Missouri: 2010 by Business Week.  An affordable place to live, the Median Owner Occupied Household value in the city of Blue Springs is $143,963.  Singled out by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top school districts in the nation, the award-winning AAA Blue Springs R-IV school district is comprised of 13 elementary schools, four middle schools, one freshman center and three high schools.

 (Source:  RED Development, LLC – Adams Dairy Landing Market Highlights 05-16)