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Paola, Kansas is the county seat of Miami County and the second fastest growing county in the Kansas City Metro area with a 15.6% population change between 2000-2010. Paola offers the ambiance of a small town with an array of amenities provided by the greater Kansas City metro area only minutes away. Paola is located along the U.S. highway 169 corridor with easy access to KS 68 highway, U.S. highway 69, Interstate 35 and 70.Paola has more to offer than might be expected in a community of its size. Efficient transportation, stable business environment, skilled workforce, health care options, low cost energy and an excellent educational system are just a few reasons why Paola is a great place to live and operate a business. The business atmosphere is balanced with the area’s serene landscape, local lakes, parks, outdoor activities and cultural events. These unique characteristics make Paola an exceptional city in which to locate a business.
The community is only 40 minutes south of downtown Kansas City, 20 minutes via four-lane highway to Johnson County, Kansas, and 20 minutes from either the CenterPoint Intermodal Facility in south Kansas City or the developing KC Logistics Park in Johnson County, Kansas. Kansas City International Airport is less than an hour away with several smaller airports nearby to meet the needs of business travelers.The primary focus of the Paola Economic Development Council is business retention and recruitment. The Council would like to attract and retain industrial, manufacturing and professional employers to the community. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We hope you will consider Paola, Kansas for your next business investment.