Manufacturing


Survey Says Midwest Economy Continues to Lag

Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for a nine-state region stretching from Arkansas to North Dakota, declined for the month of October. The overall index came in at 43.8—down from 45.5 in September and the fourth straight month it has… more

KCRise Fund Announces First Investments

The entrepreneurship-supporting KCRise Fund—a sidecar venture capital initiative of the KC Rising economic development effort—announced today that it has selected two area companies for the fund’s first investments.  The companies chosen are, SpiderOak, an online data security company with several… 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

Survey Cites the Effect of Cash Flow on Business Growth

It may sound obvious but apparently, businesses around the world would be in better shape if everybody paid their bills on time. According to Colin Sharp, senior vice president at a company called C2FO, “There is a significant opportunity for… more

Federal Reserve “Beige Book” Reports on the Kansas City District

According to the Federal Reserve Bank, activity in the Fed’s Tenth District—Kansas City— was largely flat in recent months, though expectations remained mostly positive. That assessment is from the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, a report produced eight times a year… more

Missouri Flexes Manufacturing Muscle

     A new report from the Brookings Institution ranks Missouri No. 6 nationwide for annual job growth in advanced manufacturing, Gov. Jay Nixon's office announced this morning. The Brookings analysis is based on recent jobs reports that showed the durable… more

Orange EV trucks OK’d for California vouchers

Riverside, Mo.-based Orange EV, a maker of “pure electric” terminal trucks, says it’s the first in its industry to win approval for California incentive vouchers of $95,000 per Class 8 Electric Truck. California fleets can save at least $95,000 per… more

Garmin sets $200 million Olathe expansion

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced the groundbreaking on a $200 million dollar facility expansion at its Olathe, Kan., campus. The campus expansion is designed to position the technology company as a leading innovator well… more

Boulevard exec to lead parent company

Boulevard Brewing Co. executive Jeff Krum has been named to head Duvel Moortgat USA, the parent company of Boulevard and York-based Brewery Ommegang. Former President Simon Thorpe will say on as an adviser through the end of this month. [caption… more