Kennett Industrial Park

Kennett's Industrial Park is located within the city limits, on MO Hwy 25 at Progress Drive. The 116 acre park is home to American Railcar Industries, Custom Steel, C&C Cartage, Skeeter-Kell Sporting Goods & Distribution, Frey Farms Produce LLC and Cotton Boll Sheltered Workshop. 

Economic Development activities in the City of Kennett are managed by the Board of Public Works as a department of City Light, Gas & Water. For information on available buildings, sites, programs and services for all types of businesses, contact:

Jim Grebing
Director of Economic Development
303 South Anthony
Kennett, MO 63857

Available Lots:

City-owned Lots 3 and 4 represent 7.5 acres and are adjacent to the park's stormwater retention pond on the south end.  The Industrial Park is adjacent to an additional 120 acres of privately-owned land, also available for sale.   The available lots are indicated on the industrial park map found on the document attachment at the bottom of this page.

Access from Two Separate Entrances:
MO Route 25 onto Progress Drive
MO Route E (North Bypass) onto Industrial Drive

Industrial Park Utilities:
The City of Kennett supplies water, waste water retrieval, natural gas, electricity and fiber optic internet (FTTB) to the Industrial Park at competitive rates.  Visit for a detailed list of services.

Utility Infrastructure:

  • 8 Inch City Water Main
  • 8 Inch City Sewer Main
  • 6 Inch Natural Gas Line
  • 13.8 KV Electric Power Line/Fiber Optic Internet
  • 300,000 Gallon City Water Tank Adjacent

Non-Industrial Land Usage Nearby:

Both the Industrial Park's west and north boundaries are adjacent to farmland.  The south boundary is rimmed by MO Route E (North Bypass).  The east boundary is adjacent to a school property.  An agribusiness company, trucking company and new car dealership are located a half-mile to the north.


  • Nearest U.S. Interstate - U.S. I-55 (15 Miles)
  • Nearest U.S. 4-Lane Highway - U.S. 412 (1 Mile)
  • Other Key Highways - MO 25, MO 84 (In Town) 
  • Rail Service - 15 Miles (Hayti, MO)

Available Work Sites:

Not far from the Kennett Industrial Park are two large sites suitable for industrial purposes.  One is the Compress, with 80 acres adn nearly 400,000 square feete of warehouse space in nine buildings.  The other is the Emerson Site with 30 acres and a 270,000 square foot manufacturing facility.  Both of these sites have full city services and the owners are willing to divide the property.  Marketing sheets for these properties are available below.  You may also receive more information on sites and buildings by contacting Jim Grebing, Kennet's Economic Development Director, at 573-717-2016 or at

Many sites in the Kennett area are listed on the Location One Information System (LOIS), the nation's oldest, largest online database devoted to economic development, featuring geographic and economic information, as well as available commercial and industrial sites, locations and buildings, geared toward companies looking to grow or relocate (  

Kennett, MO, Municipal Airport (1 Mile)

Paragould, AR, Municipal Airport (31 Miles)

Jonesboro, AR, Municipal Airport (54 Miles)

Cape Girardeau, MO, Regional Airport (87 Miles)

Memphis, TN, International Airport (118 Miles)

Bill and Hillary Clinton International Airport, Little Rock, AR (183 Miles)

Nashville, TN, International Airport (217 Miles)

Lambert-St. Louis, MO, International Airport (222 Miles)

Nearest Port:
Pemiscot County Port Authority, Caruthersville, MO (24 Miles)
Mississippi River (Mile 849.9 AHP)
Slackwater, Ice-Free Harbor (4,680 Ft. in Length with a 300 Ft. Turning Basin at Upper End)

Taxes & Incentives:
Property Tax Rate at Site (Effective Tax Per $100): $5.225

Kennett is an Enhanced Enterprize Zone with numerous incentives and benefits for business and industry. Click here for details.