Technology


KC Ranks High for Women in Tech

For a third straight year, Kansas City weighs in at No. 2 on SmartAsset's rankings of the best American cities for women working in tech-related fields, trailing only the nation's capital. The Web-based publication pulled data on men and women… more

Colliers Exec: ‘Expansion, Not Recovery’

In the 7  1/2 years since June 2009, the official end of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy has struggled to maintain some sense of recovery, scratching out small gains in GDP most every quarter. Well, mission accomplished, says Andew… more

Virgin Mobile Makes KC Its Headquarters

     Kansas City is now home to another big name in telecom: Virgin Mobile announced today that it would consolidate bicoastal operations, with its U.S. headquarters coming Downtown to One Kansas City Place, where the company plans to hire up… more

Sprint Reverses Trend With Job-Creation Pledge

Overland Park-based Sprint today announced that it would commit to creating or bringing back to America 5,000 jobs by the end of its 2017 fiscal year. In a news release issued late this afternoon, the company said it expects those… more

Kansas City Team Helps Businesses Conserve Energy, Save Money

At a time when reducing energy consumption is uppermost in many minds, Kansas City is contributing to state-of-the art solutions. FridgeWize—a Colorado company whose operations group is based in Kansas City— has been recognized by The Energy Awards—for creating the Energy… more

IT Acquisition Recognizes Kansas City Market Quality

Kansas City’s reputation as an up-and-coming technology hub with today’s announcement that Contegix—a provider of application hosting, cloud, and managed IT infrastructure solutions—has acquire KC-based Admo.net Web Services, LLC. Admo is a local provider of cloud, servers, storage, and other… more

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

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

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

Epiq Systems Goes Private Upon Acquisition

Epiq Systems, Inc. the Kansas City, Kansas-based provider of integrated technology and services for the legal profession, announced today that shareholders have approved the company’s acquisition by OMERS Private Equity. The transaction—$16.50 in cash for each share of Epiq’s common… more