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UMKC’s Bloch School Has New Dean

The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced today that Brian Klaas, dean of research and academics at the University of South Carolina, would be the next dean of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, succeeding David Donnelly. Klaas is also… more

Associated Wholesale Grocers Bags Record Revenues

Associated Wholesale Grocers, the Kansas City region's second-largest private company, is closing the gap on the largest: At its annual shareholders meeting today, the grocery cooperative announced that it had posted record revenues for 2016, at $9.18 billon. That's still… more

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

DFA Scores Record Net Income, Despite Dip in U.S. Milk Prices

Dairy Farmers of America, the region's biggest private company, today reported that net sales for 2016 of $13.5 billion, down slightly from $13.8 billion in 2015, and attributed the decline to lower milk prices, down 88 cents per hundredweight over… more

Terracon Names Srinivasan as President

Terracon Consultants, the Olathe-based engineering firm, announced new details of its succession plan this afternoon, with COO Vasan Srinivasan becoming its new presdident of the employee-owned firm, taking over those duties from CEO David Gaboury. In a news release announcing… more

KU-Edwards to Launch Coding Boot Camp

Citing the growing demand for skilled web developers, the University of Kansas said this morning that it would launch a 24-week coding Boot Camp in June. In a news release annoucing the program, Vice Chancellor David Cook called it “ideal… more

Foundation Makes 7-Figure Gift to Park U.

The Robert W. Plaster Foundation, based in Lebanon, Mo., has donated at least $1 million to help Park University build a new School of Business. In a news release this morning, the university announced the seven-figure donation for the 20,500-square-foot… more

Research Central

It’s a phrase fraught with possibilities for exaggeration, but Wayne Carter believes that it reflects what’s happening across the landscape of life-sciences growth in the Kansas City region: exponential growth. Carter is the CEO of the Kansas City Area Life Sciences… more

Park University Adding Lenexa Campus

Park University, which has expanded nationwide from its Parkville base by developing a national network of satellite campuses,  is adding one more--only this time, it won't have to go very far from home. Officials this morning announced that Park's 41st… more

Red Bridge Plan Now Includes Children’s Museum, Library

The Wonderscope Children’s Museum, based in Shawnee, kicked off a capital campaign this morning to finance a  $12 million facility in the Red Bridge Shopping Center, the south Kansas City retail center recently redeveloped by LANE4 Property Group. The Wonderscope… more