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Dollar Tree to Build $110 Million Distribution Center in Warrensburg

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced today that discount retailer Dollar Tree would build a 1.2-million-square-foot distribution facility in Warrensburg, a projected valued at $110 million. With that, the Virginia-based company says it will create 375 jobs within three… more

Four Firms Merge into Wealth Manager Infinitas

The Kansas City area has a new player in wealth management, and it's a sizeable one: Four smaller firms have merged to create Overland Park-based Infinitas. With $1.47 billion in assets under management, the combined entity would have ranked in… more

40 Under Forty: The Class of 2017

On the Threshold of a Milestone 40 Under Forty Proves Its Durability With a 19th Class Next year at this time, 40 Under Forty will turn 20, and by that time, Ingram’s will have identified 800 of the Kansas City… more

The Need for More Primary Healthcare

It’s a generally accepted principle of health-care bean-counting that the best way to control the costs of care is to prevent disease or illness, or failing that, catch them at their earliest stages. And that the most efficient tool for… more

With U.S. Driving, Global Economy Ticks Up

Politics continued to drive much of the news in March. On March 16, the Trump administration released an overview of their "skinny budget", which forecast large reductions for specific departments while planning increases for defense spending. Furthermore, Republican leaders introduced… more

Winning the Healthcare Cost Battle at the Margins

According to Kaiser Family Foundation, 20 percent of mem-bers drive 82 percent of medical and prescription healthcare costs. Lowering healthcare costs is a priority for employers and our nation. Putting focus on the small percentage of the population that drives… more

2017 Healthcare and Insurance Industry Outlook

Stability Proves Elusive in Healthcare Arena Ten days after the U.S. House of Representatives scrapped its first Trump-era attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act, a score of health-care and insurance professionals gathered at the Kansas City offices of CBIZ for… more

12 Regional Brands Valued Among the Top 500 in the U.S.

Brand Finance has just released its 2017 list of America's Top 500 brands, based on their dollar value, and the Missouri-Kansas region is represented by an even dozen. The good news for those regional companies is that 10 of the… more

Bi-State Jobless Rates Dip Again

The February unemployment rate in Kansas fell to 4.0 percent, labor officials announced today, a figure that nearly matches the 4.1 percent figure reported in Missouri earlier this week. The Kansas jobless rate was the lowest the state has seen… more

Alorica Laying Off 300 in Topeka

Alorica, Inc., whicih provides customer relationship management and back office support, announced this afternoon that it would close its Topeka contact center, costing about 300 people their jobs. In a news release announcing the closing, the company said that te… more