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Jobs Up, Unemployment Down in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Economic Development released seasonally adjusted data today, indicating that Missouri’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 1,900 jobs in November, reaching a new record state-high of 2,842,200 jobs. The month’s employment increase was in addition to the… more

Burns & McDonnell Makes Rare Acquisition

Employee-owned Burns & McDonnell has been a model of organic growth in recent years, but its next step forward is coming through the acquistion of a Wisconsin-based industrial contractor, AZCO, Inc. The two companies have collaborated on projects for decades,… more

Kansas City Connects to the Katy Trail

This coming Saturday, December 10, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will cut a ribbon, opening a new walking/cycling trail that connects Kansas City with the famous Katy Trail. Cyclists and walkers will now have walkers an uninterrupted path of almost 300… more

Paragon Star Breaks Ground in Lee’s Summit

This morning, after months of planning and approvals, the recreation, entertainment and soccer complex project known as Paragon Star broke ground at the intersection of I-470 and View High Drive in Lee’s Summit. The 130-acre, $400-plus million development has been… more

Johnson County Gateway Swings Into Service

The meeting of routes 35, 435 and K-10 is about to become a much more driver-friendly meeting as the Johnson County Gateway swings into full effect over the coming week. Yesterday in Lenexa, officials celebrated a ribbon-cutting for the completion… more

KC Companies Reach Goes Far Beyond Home

Kessinger/Hunter has joined four other Kansas City area companies in a project with Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM)—the storage and information management services company. The other Kansas City firms that have been brought on for the project are, JE Dunn Construction,… more

Housing Starts Up in Midwest but Down Overall

The Commerce Department announced today that housing starts in the US fell 5.8 percent in August to their lowest level in three months, due largely to a 14.8 percent decrease in the South. Building activity increased in the Northeast (7.6… more

“Westward, Ho!” for Expansion in Lee’s Summit

According to the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council, the west side of town could be the site of new development projects totaling some $500 million. The proposed development projects in Lee Summit’s View High corridor include more than 300 acres… more

Mentors Invest Time in the Future of KC Business

It’s a big day for entrepreneurship in Kansas City. As Ivy League Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business winds up its Minority Business Entrepreneurs program here in town and Techweek Kansas City continues spotlighting the local tech community, the Helzberg Entrepreneurial… more

KC Corporations See Potential in Minority Entrepreneurs

Today is graduation day for 30 Kansas City-area participants in a program called Strategy and Business Development for Minority Business Entrepreneurs—a 2½ -day intensive education program for executives, brought to Kansas City by the Ivy League staff of Dartmouth College's  Tuck School… more