Business and Government


GDPR: What It Is and Why It Affects You

There is a looming deadline in the European Union but its effects will be felt worldwide.  On Friday, businesses will have to be in compliance with the GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, which the EU passed in 2016. Essentially,… more

Kansas City’s Best in Thought Leadership

For much of its 44-year history, Ingram’s has opened its pages up to the most influential thought leaders in the regional business community, allowing them to directly address our readership with highly relevant, useful and actionable intelligence on vital business issues of the day. In… more

Estate Planning after The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

If you have an estate plan already in place or are preparing one this year, are you aware of the impact The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017—the Act—will have on it? The law signed by President Trump on… more

James Seeks to Salvage KCI Project

Mayor Sly James addressed a week's worth of uncertainty over the fate of a new terminal at Kansas City Airport, issuing a statement this afternoon that called for a new round of negotiations between the city and the Maryland development… more

Builder Groups Issue Call for More Infrastructure Funding in Missouri

Years of recovery in the construction sector have benefitted residential and commercial building projects, but in terms of public infrastructure, Missouri in general--and Kansas City in particular--are among the states and metro areas with the biggest construction job losses over… more

KC Makes Its Pitch to Amazon

As of today, the Kansas City region's dreams of being home to a second headquarters for Amazon.com are in the hands of Jeff Bezos and his team in Seattle. In what is being described as the largest regional collaboration in… more

Planning Begins for KC Streetcar Extension

With last week's voter authorization giving them them the green light, area transit officials issued formal notice today that planning is starting for an extenstion of the Downtown streetcar, south to the Country Club Plaza and the University of Missouri-Kansas… more

Greitens Goes After Red Tape

Gov. Eric Greitens has launched a series of listening sessions in conjunction with the debut of the state's Web site dedicated to improving government efficiency, www.NoMORedTape.com. Geitens, who conducted the first of those sessions on Wednesday, says he established the site… more

Soave Resigns as Kansas Commerce Dept. Secretary

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has announced Antiono Soave's resignation as secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce, effective immediately, to pursue business opportunities in the private sector. Soave had served in that role  since November 2015. Nick Jordan, who has… more

Bi-State Jobless Rates Dip Again

The February unemployment rate in Kansas fell to 4.0 percent, labor officials announced today, a figure that nearly matches the 4.1 percent figure reported in Missouri earlier this week. The Kansas jobless rate was the lowest the state has seen… more