Category Archives: Underground Economy

The Cloud Goes Underground — SubTropolis Envisions Growth

TJ Bangs places his hand on the biometric palm scanner. Instantly, the bolted doors in front of him unlock, granting access to one of the most secure places in Missouri—the LightEdge Solutions data center room. Inside, tall racks of computers provide digital cloud storage for banks, healthcare providers, insurance companies, and others. The room is more than 100 feet underground,

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Real Estate Reimagined at Ozark Terminal

There is more to the industrial landscape of Neosho than meets the eye. That’s because a large piece of this southwestern Missouri community’s industrial real estate is out of sight—nearly 175 feet below the surface. Below a rocky hill covered with redbud and dogwood trees, Ozark Terminal Inc. provides more than 1.2 million feet of leasable space for manufacturing, distribution,

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Going Geothermal — Keeven Taps an Underground Resource to Lower Utility Bills

Highs in the 90s, humidity off the charts, air conditioner running full throttle— the Missouri summer is here. But did you know that below you—just a few feet underground—it’s a refreshing 57 degrees? The Keeven family in New Haven has built a growing business using pleasant underground temperatures to help cool and heat Missouri homes and businesses. “The first thing

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