Doing business here

Highland is known for a strong sense of community spirit, pride, and engagement as evident in the number of community organizations, indoor & outdoor venues, park lands, and community involvement.

Key Attributes

  • Business friendly, several build ready sites, affordable city-owned utilities, incentives available, trained workforce.
  • Located in heart of Midwest, proximity to St. Louis (30 miles east), and within 500 mile radius of ten major U.S markets.
  • Accessibility to two major highways (I-70 and I-55), Class one rail bisects through city, four airports less than an hour away, 2 ports within 60 miles. 
  • City owned, FTTP network offering Gigabit internet, only “Gigabit” city in region.
  • Great Quality of Life including Award-winning schools, 2nd most green space per capita in nation, and numerous festivals

Highland is Featured in Business In Focus Magazine
The City of Highland was recently featured in Business In Focus Magazine. The article highlights the City’s new lease on life after the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, the article discusses the City’s Gigabit community through Highland Communication Services as well as the City’s economic development successes as new & existing businesses invest in Highland. Special thanks to the Korte Company, Finley Flooring, and Korte Meat Processing for their sponsorships.

Read the article in completion here.