Where We Are: Clay County is in the Heart of Everything
Regionally, Nationally and Internationally


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One of Clay County's most overwhelming strengths is its location.

Clay County is centrally located, both in the United States and in relation to metropolitan Kansas City. It sits astride an enviable nexus of transportation networks that is beneficial to residents and businesses.

Situated almost exactly in the middle of the United States, this dynamic region lies at the crossroads of several major interstate, rail and air transportation networks. Not surprisingly, operations ranging from intermodal hubs, distribution centers to national and international headquarters find Clay County a perfect fit for their needs.

Highway advantages are the most obvious. Clay County literally straddles the I-35 "NAFTA Superhighway" that connects Mexico and Canda. Clay County is also home to I-29, which with U.S. 71 also links the Canadian border with the Gulf at New Orleans. Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Clay County is the "executive jet" hub of the region, situated in the shadow of Downtown Kansas City.

Locally, Clay County is minutes from features such as the new Kansas City entertainment district, Kansas City International Airport, the Truman Sports Complex or worldclass shopping and recreation.

Clay County's advantages also include many local amenities, from its four other airports to outstanding quality of life features. For additional information, an excellent interactive map is available on the Clay County government Web site, www.claycogov.com.


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