Business and Government


Kauffman Foundation Stresses the Importance of “Main Street” Entrepreneurs

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation shared some information today from its report on what it calls “Main Street” entrepreneurs, owners and founders of companies more than five years old and with 50 or fewer employees—companies that account for 63 percent… more

What’s Next for the Affordable Care Act?

Kansas City’s Lockton Benefit Group is offering some perspective on the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in light of Donald Trump’s win in the U.S. presidential election: “President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on the message that if elected, he… more

Employers Don’t Expect Revenue to Keep Pace with Medical Benefits Costs

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.— a risk management and benefits solutions firm—has released the results of its 2016 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey of more than 3,000 U.S.-based employers, with findings on benefits strategy and trends. Here are some of… more

American Royal Rides West to Wyandotte

A Kansas City tradition is moving to the Kansas side of the state line. The American Royal has reached an agreement with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, to bring its equestrian shows, livestock show, rodeos,… more

Council Committee Approves Mayor’s Arts Festival Plan

The Finance and Governance Committee of the Kansas City Council has approved Mayor Sly James’ vision for a Kansas City Arts Festival that would celebrate the city as the nation’s “creative crossroads” of visual, performing and digital arts. The full City… more

Missouri, Kansas Business Tax Rankings

Missouri and Kansas placed at 15th and 22nd respectively on the Tax Foundation’s 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, which is designed to measure how competitive a state is when it comes to business tax. The index uses a system… more

KCMO and KCK Team Up in White House Initiative

The White House announced today that Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas have been selected as lead cities in the White House Smart City Initiative. They will host two meetings in 2017 that bring together leading public and private… more

A New Company Headquarters for Kansas City

The employee-screening solutions company, Alere eScreen, a subsidiary of Alere Inc., will move its headquarters to Kansas City, bringing with it a capital investment of more than $6.8 million and 30 new jobs in addition to its current staff of… more

Missouri Invests a Million in Voting Improvements

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced $1 million in grant funding to increase election efficiency throughout the state. The funding is intended for such things as maintaining Internet service, voter registration list maintenance, training, voting equipment or maintenance and… more

KCRise Fund Has $10 Million in Commitments

The KCRise Fund—an initiative of the KC Rising effort to fully realize the Kansas City region’s economic potential—announced today that it has closed on an initial $10 million in commitments from area investors.  KCRise was established, “as a solution to… more