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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

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

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