(Kansas City – June 27, 2016) Chris Gutierrez, president of KC SmartPort hosted a meeting with thirteen CTL associates in his offices in the elegantly refurbished Union Station. Members of the KC Smartport board of advisers also attended including representatives from Kansas City Southern, Union Pacific, the Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone, Commenco, Newmark Grubb Zimmer, Union Station, Express Employment Services, and Kansas City SmartPort. Chris provided an excellent overview of the unique advantage Kansas City offers for transportation, distribution, and manufacturing because of the extensive rail, road, and air cargo operations extant in our region. KC Smartport is located in the offices of the Kansas City Area Development Council. Following the visit, Chris hosted a networking social.