Miami County, Kansas, is a growing, vibrant region with a skilled workforce, access to major transportation corridors and plenty of opportunities for business growth.
The small-town atmosphere and rural setting make it a business-friendly place where community leaders are focused on offering a strong economic climate. Located at the southern edge of the Kansas City metropolitan area with its full range of cultural, educational, economic and entertainment amenities, Miami County offers businesses and their employees the best of both worlds.
Two communities, Paola and Osawatomie, have city-owned industrial locations available for development. Commercial and industrial sites have been identified in each of the county's communities. Retail prospects enjoy the options of available buildings in both downtown and second-tier locations.
In 2019, the department began working with Ady Advantage to craft an economic development plan for the county. A draft of that plan's final report is available here with a list of the proposed strategies available here. Members of the Ady Advantage team provided a final report to the Miami County Commissioners May 6. Audio from that meeting is available here, and the slides are available here.
Miami County and its communities have attracted national and regional retailers. However, opportunities still exist in each community. These fliers provide details for each community regarding the market's leakage and surplus.