Expand And Grow In The Heart Of America
Welcome to Southwest Johnson County
Southwest Johnson County, Kansas is located in the center of North America and the Heart of the United States.
At the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation, your business is our business. We work to launch, grow, attract and retain businesses with site selection assistance, maximized incentive packages, and enhanced workforce development programs. But the SWJOCO EDC team recognizes that there’s a story behind every business. That’s why we’re focused on getting to know our community’s companies and their leaders, and then sharing those stories.
SWJOCO EDC also recognizes the right setting is important to every success story, and that’s why we’re spreading the word about Southwest Johnson County. One of the fastest growing areas in the region, we are home to the thriving city of Gardner, as well as multi-modal business park New Century Commerce Center.
Our Targeted Industries
Transportation and Logistics
New Century commerce Center
A true multimodal center with the right combination of location and facilities, New Century Commerce Center is a 2,700-acre business park located approximately 30 minutes from downtown Kansas City along Interstate 35 in Southwest Johnson County, Kansas.
New Century Commerce Center has direct access to interstate highways, rail and the third busiest towered aviation airport in the Kansas City area. New Century is served by a 1,000-acre active business aviation airport with three full-service Fixed Base Operators (FBOs).
City of Gardner
The City of Gardner has positioned itself for an aggressive economic development pursuit. The city encourages development and the utilization of the offered incentives to help facilitate sustainable, responsible diversification of Gardner’s tax base while enhancing the quality of life for its community.
Gardner has also demonstrated its more business-friendly posture by updating and simplifying its land development code to streamline processes and clarify regulations, potentially making Gardner a more attractive place to live, work and do business.
SWJOCO EDC newsroom
New Century, Kan. (February 16, 2023) — The Kansas Department of Commerce announced the New Century Commerce Center has been designated as a Kansas Certified Site. The Business Park is
A long-anticipated, 9.5 million-square-foot industrial space in one of the Kansas City area’s largest multitenant parks is expected to turn dirt in the spring. Master developer VanTrust Real Estate LLC
Gardner aims to turn itself into the gem of Southwest Johnson County for future residents and businesses.
The city’s former and current mayor are working together to double Gardner’s size to the east and south on 5,000 recently annexed acres now open for development. City Administrator Jim Pruetting said