Grundy County has long been a great location for agricultural-based businesses. Area farms produce row crops such as soy beans, corn, wheat and more. Farmers also produce large numbers of cattle, chickens, pork, and turkeys as well.
Grundy County has a prosperous history in agriculture. Missouri repeatedly ranks in the top 10 states for the value of its sales of several agricultural commodities, including poultry and eggs; cattle and calves; hogs and pigs; and soybeans. The area’s workforce is skilled in food manufacturing, and the wages for these skill types in Grundy County are more affordable than the overall Missouri and U.S. averages. With competitive costs of doing business, excess water, and 20% of the U.S. population located within a day’s drive, the Food Processing and Agriculture industry continues to be a natural fit for the region.
|OCCUPATION||GRUNDY COUNTY||UNITED STATES|
|Butchers and Meat Cutters||$14.48||$14.01|
|Slaughters and Meat Packers||$11.34||$12.33|
|Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders||$16.52||$13.35|
|Food Processing Workers, All Other||$9.05||$11.41|
|Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians||$14.93||$17.82|
|Maintenance Workers, Machinery||$19.30||$20.80|
Grundy County is a perfect location for new or existing agricultural-based businesses to locate. Strong in row crop production as well as beef, pork, and poultry production, Grundy County offers the perfect location for consumer-oriented agricultural product development or packaging.
Our skilled population base includes a large number of workers who are highly trained in the area of agribusiness. From food processing workers to meat packers to farm equipment mechanics and technicians, Grundy County is an ideal location for many agri-businesses.