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1 CHRIS GUTIERREZ President KC SmartPort, Inc. December 8, 2009

2 Freight Studies 1995 Intermodal Freight Strategies Study MARC & KC Chamber Laid the foundation of freight planning 1998 Mid-Continent Trade Way Study MARC, KC Chamber, & KCADC Feasibility of KC being an international trade processing center

3 Milestones Infrastructure projects I-35 bridge over MO river - Christopher S. Bond Bridge Triangle re-design - Three Trails Crossing Memorial Highway Project funding Intelligent Transportation Systems - Trade Data Exchange Mexican and Central American business development KC Regional Freight Outlook


5 KC SmartPort Mission Grow the Kansas City area’s transportation and logistics industry To make it cheaper, faster, more efficient, and secure for companies to move goods into, out of and through the Kansas City area

6 KC SmartPort A non-profit economic development organization composed of investors from all aspects of the supply chain, including: Rail, Trucking, 3PL Industrial Developers, Real Estate Public Entities: State DOTs Airport Authorities KC Chamber of Commerce KCADC Greater KC FTZ


8 Intermodal Logistics Parks CenterPoint Intermodal Center KCI Intermodal Business Centre Logistics Park KC

9 National Rankings “KC Named 5th Best U.S. Distribution Logistics Location” Area Development Magazine, 2009 “Inbound Logistics names KC as top city to add to site selection shortlist” Inbound Logistics, 2009

10 Kansas City Hub


12 The overall vision for the Kansas City Regional Freight Outlook is to positively impact and accommodate the growth of freight transportation and logistics in the 18- county study area.

13 National Corridor Map National Freight Corridors

14 Regional Corridor Map Regional Freight Corridors

15 Local Corridor Map Local Freight Corridors

16 Total Estimated Regional Freight in 2007 Value - $826 Billion

17 Total Estimated Regional Freight in 2007, Tons 291 Million Short Tons Note: Approximately 650 million short tons of through rail were carried on the region’s rail network.

18 Competitive Advantage

19 Key Recommendations Focus on transportation-related projects to identify and highlight freight-related benefits

20 Key Recommendations Expand the use of existing technologies and tools to monitor freight-specific data

21 Key Recommendations Recognize the Corridors of Freight Significance and conduct regional assessments

22 Key Recommendations Focus on attraction and retention of transportation and logistics businesses

23 Key Recommendations Innovate marketing efforts by emphasizing the competitive advantage of the region

24 Marketing Key Messages Low transportation costs - esp. truck load Excellent rail facilities - intermodal developments Market growth Speed to market Technology - Trade Data Exchange

25 Direct Mail 4,000 TARGETS 4,000 TARGETS

26 Advertising


28 Purchasing Systems SAPOracle Other Enterprise Systems Trade Documentation Logistics Visibility Member Management Event Management GPS RFID Chem Rad Temp Seal Web Services (EFM) EDI Secure Internet Transactions Stakeholder Computer Environments Services Architecture SmartPort Applications Environment Field Sensing Environment Sensors SensorNet Cellular Satellite Wireless Wired Internet Other Web Services SmartPort 5 Layer Architecture Confidential and Proprietary

29 Supply Chain Education The supply chain education initiative brings those involved in the transportation and logistics industry in Kansas City together with area educational institutions to identify the training needs for the industry. Partners include: Full Employment Council Workforce Central at UCM University of Phoenix University of Central Missouri Wagner Industries, Inc. Focus Workforce

30 CHRIS GUTIERREZ President KC SmartPort 911 Main Street, Suite 2600 Kansas City, MO 61405 Tel: 816.374.5680

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