Cloud County, Kansas is located on Highway 81, the only four-lane highway connecting I-70 and I-80, two of America’s main arteries for shipping and distribution. Highway 81 provides quick access to Denver, Kansas City, Dallas, Omaha and Chicago.
Within a 500-mile radius of Concordia, companies can reach nearly 50 million people in major Midwest markets:
BNSF runs through Cloud County and has a terminal stop in Concordia. In 2019-2020, Concordia Terminal LLC had the largest volume of grain business on the BNSF Railway in the continental United States. The Terminal received a shuttle train of 112 cars on average every 2.5 days. Concordia Terminal LLC is considered a major shipper for BNSF and with this designation, train traffic and their ability to supply any form of additional revenue from this line is always welcomed.
Kyle Short Line Railroad runs through Concordia, Kansas and interchanges with BNSF in Courtland, Kansas, as well as with Union Pacific in Limon, Colorado, and Salina, Kansas. Its top commodities are agricultural products, chemicals and plastics, food and kindred products, and mineral and stone.
For international air travel, airports in Kansas City and Omaha are just three hours outside of Cloud County.