Heartland Port Authority of Central Missouri

News & Updates

Potential first tenant of Missouri River port coming to Capital City

Published: Friday, January 21, 2022
The first potential tenants of a proposed Missouri River port in Jefferson City will visit the Capital City in February to brief state lawmakers on the company’s plans to build a container port facility in the state.

Port Authority panel looks to refine potential port plan

Published: Friday, December 17, 2021
The next step in trying to bring a Missouri River port to the Jefferson City area is to look for unforeseen problems in their potential plans, Heartland Port Authority members agreed Thursday.

Port Authority to look at future land, funding needs

Published: Friday, November 19, 2021
A group of members of the Heartland Port Authority will be looking at what future steps the body needs to address, primarily focusing on purchasing land and funding sources to get the port up and running.

Port Authority looking at how to use MoDOT funds

Published: Friday, September 30, 2021 
The Heartland Port Authority is exploring how to best use nearly $1 million in state transportation funds to create a Missouri River port near Jefferson City.

Port authority looking at potential designs for Missouri River port

Published: Friday, September 18, 2021
The Heartland Port Authority is looking at what it would cost to get a port open and operating along the Missouri River near Jefferson City.

Location for port narrowed down

Published: Friday, August 20, 2021
While still early in the process, the Heartland Port Authority’s North Site One has emerged as the frontrunner for the port location, based on contractor reports.

Port study nearly finished

Published: Friday, July 16, 2021
The Heartland Port Authority Board was told Thursday a study to gauge the feasibility of a port on the Missouri River in Jefferson City is about 90 percent complete. 

Port Authority, engineers drafting plan for port site

Published: Friday, April 16, 2021
Negotiations continue with engineers chosen to draft a plan for a potential port on the Missouri River in Jefferson City, the Heartland Port Authority was told Thursday. 

Heartland Port Authority closer to accessing proposed port property

Published: Friday, March 19, 2021
The Heartland Port Authority has received verbal confirmation from Gov. Mike Parson’s office they will be able to access the proposed site for a Missouri River Port in Jefferson City to conduct needed studies.

Heartland Port Authority to seek engineering bids for proposed site

Published: Thursday, March 4, 2021
As it continues working to gain access to the land for a proposed Missouri River port in Jefferson City, the Heartland Port Authority is starting the process to retain professional engineering services. 

Port Authority awaiting access to proposed port site

Published: Friday, February 19, 2021
The Heartland Port Authority is stalled in gaining access to the land for the proposed Missouri River port site.

Getting back on track Authority board approves logo for proposed port

Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The Heartland Port Authority Board is taking steps to put together a marketing plan for the planned Missouri River Port in Jefferson City. 

Port Authority has global-level marketing view

Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
There’s still land conveyance work to be done before there’s a new Missouri River Port in Jefferson City, but as the Heartland Port Authority develops its marketing strategy at attract interest in development, it’s clear ambitions are high. 

Parson signs land transfer bill for port

Published: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Local and state officials on Tuesday celebrated a land transfer that could lead to new economic development possibilities for Jefferson City and Central Missouri. 


One giant step for the Heartland Port Authority

Published: Monday, May 25, 2020
On May 15th the General Assembly voted 145-3 in favor of transferring 116 acres from the state to the Heartland Port Authority. The land is intended to be used for a River Port to transport commercial goods by barge up and down the Missouri River.

Port Authority told to keep momentum going

Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2020
The Heartland Port Authority is working to keep the momentum going to finalize the transfer of state land for a Missouri River port in Jefferson City.

Heartland Port Bill sent to Governor

Published: Saturday, May 16, 2020
The Missouri House of Representatives voted 145-3 on Thursday to transfer 116 acres of state-owned land just east of the Ike Skelton Training Facility to the Heartland Port Authority for a Missouri River port in Jefferson City, sending the bill to Gov. Mike Parson for his signature.

New Board members join Heartland Port Authority of Central Missouri

Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Three new Board members have joined the Heartland Port Authority. Representing Jefferson City is Ann Pardalos. Ann is currently the Manager of the Missouri International Trade & Investment Office for the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Heartland Port Authority receives Grant

Published: Monday, October 14, 2019
The Heartland Port Authority recently applied and was awarded a $183,700 Grant from the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA). 

So, What's the Latest with the Port?

Published: Monday, December 10, 2018
The summer of 2018 was a busy one! The chamber spent many hours working to prepare an application to the Missouri Department of Transportation staff and ultimately MoDOT Highway and Transportation Commissioners. 

Heartland Port Authority Approved

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The proposed Heartland Port Authority of Central Missouri took a giant step forward on Wednesday, September 6th as the MoDOT Commission formally approved our application to create a formal public port authority for Cole and Callaway counties. 

Port Authority application approved

Published: Thursday, September 6, 2018
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved an application to create the Heartland Port Authority of Central Missouri at its Wednesday meeting in Chesterfield.