Vernon County Transportation

At the intersection of U.S. Highway 54 and I-49 and with excellent rail access, Vernon County, Missouri can get you and your business anywhere you need to be.


Vernon County sits at the mid-point of the I-49 corridor, a critical section of four-lane Interstate highway that connects your business to Kansas City, Joplin and beyond. This north-to-south four-lane interstate grants direct access to four other major interstate connections. Additionally, U.S. Highway 54 connects El Paso Texas to Illinois and runs right through the heart of Nevada.


The Missouri & Northern Arkansas (MNA) railroad runs directly through Nevada, connecting to Union Pacific and BNSF in Kansas City, Joplin, Springfield, and more. This rail line moves important commodities for regional companies, such as agricultural products, chemicals and plastics, coal and coke, minerals and stone.


Kansas City International Airport is located less than two hours north of Nevada, MO and offers direct flights to 50+ destinations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The Nevada Municipal Airport (KNVD) is a public use airport with a strong leadership board dedicated to improvements and adaptations to public need. Currently, Nevada Airport has a 5000’x75’ runway, and has adjacent city-owned land zoned and ready for commercial or industrial use.

By 2025, the city will complete a 20-year plan to increase services to the airport by adding additional hangers, updated fueling system, and runway improvement and expansion to 5000’x100’ new crosswind runway, and providing a taxi lane and service.

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To discover the opportunities waiting for your business in Vernon County, Missouri, call us at (417) 296-3267 or email

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