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ARTerra Project Starts in Crossroads

With site preparation completed, construction has begun on the 12-story luxury residential building dubbed ARTera--the first high-rise apartment building in Downtown's Crossroads Arts District. The project at 21st and Wyandotte is a joint development between Kansas City's Copaken Brooks and… 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

Kansas Jobless Rate Steady at 3.7%

Despite a slight decrease in the total number of non-farm workers, the jobless rate in Kansas held steady at 3.7 percent in June, the third consecturive month at that rate, state officials say. In a news release this morning, the… more

Lexington Firm Wins $1.6 Million Grant

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has awarded a $1.6 million grant to Lexington, Mo.-based Remington Arms Co. to upgrade machinery and equipment and enhance efficiency and safety at Remington’s manufacturing facility. As part of the project, the company will… more

Missouri Jobless Rate Still Falling

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced yesterday that the state’s unemployment rate continues its now 10-month decline, edging down one tenth of a point to 3.8 percent. During the month of June, Missouri’s non-farm payroll employment grew by 11,900… more

KCKCC Board Turns to Veteran Executive

The board of trustees for Kansas City Kansas Community College has appointed Jacqueline Vietti as acting president of the college, the second person to hold that leadership role in the week since lPresident Doris Givens was placed on paid administrative… more

Lockton Names Ron Lockton President/CEO

Lockton, Inc. chairman David Lockton announced this morning that Ron Lockton will expand his role to become president and CEO of the world's largest independent insurance brokerage. He succeeds Glenn Spencer, who resigned from those roles for personal reasons, effective… more

Burns & McDonnell KCI HOMETOWN Team to Hold Jobs Rally

The Burns & McDonnell KCI HOMETOWN Team will lead a jobs rally at Mark One Electric this morning to introduce 20 new members of the project team and share new details about the proposed construction schedule, job training and pre-apprentice… more

KC’s Tech Appeal Draws Koch Presence

The evolution of Kansas City's technology ecosystem has prompted Koch Business Solutions, a division of Wichita-based Koch Industries, to opened a new coworking office space in Kansas City, designed to provide IT support to the parent and its affiliates around… more

Cerner Co-Founder and CEO Neal Patterson Dies at Age 67

Neal Patterson, co-founder and CEO of healthcare information technology giant, Cerner Corp., died Sunday, July 9, at age 67. According to a company news statement, Patterson died from unexpected complications that arose after a recurrence of a soft-tissue cancer for… more