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Mosaic Life Care Arena Gets Go-Ahead

The Kansas City Council has approved an ordinance that will allow a local development company, Foutch Brothers, to buy Kemper Arena for a dollar and transform it into Mosaic Life Care Arena, a two-tiered youth sports facility. The council's vote… more

Missouri Business Diversity Ranks High

A new report from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center ranks Missouri No.7 nationally in the diversity of its economy, based on a set of metrics from 2015, the most recent year available.  In a news release announcing the… more

Hardware Supplier Picks KC for Key Distribution Site

Score one more for the Kansas City region’s national appeal as a center for logistics: The Kansas Department of Commerce announced this morning that Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement would merge the operations from distribution facilities in California and… more

KC Council Committee Backs 228-Unit Apartment Plan for Crossroads District

       The Crossroads district Downtown is about to get a little busier: The City Council's planning and zoning committee has given its unanimous approval to a project that would add 228 aparments and parking garage at 20th and Broadway.… more

Sprint Boasts Quarterly Winning Streak

     Sprint Corp. announced this morning that its third-quarter net operating revenues for 2016 hit $8.5 billion, up more than 5 percent from the same period in FY 2015. It was the second consecutive quarter of net operating growth for… more

50 Missourians You Should Know

The Heart of a Nation, Beating Proudly Meet 50 Missourians whose achievements set them apart. What makes the Show-Me State the centerpiece of America? We can give you 350 reasons why Missouri is both a state of mind and a… more

First Class of Ingram’s 250 Celebrates

An all-star cast of executive leadership in the Kansas City region turned out Thursday night as Ingram's magazine paid tribute to the inaugural Ingram' 250, recognizing the most powerful and influential business leaders in the Kansas City region. Among them… more

Bonner Springs Steel Firm Acquired

    Southwest Steel Fabrication, the longest-operating steel fabricator in the Kansas City region, has a new owner: A local private equity firm, Four Pillars Investors, announced Friday morning that it had acquired the Bonner Springs company.     In a… 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

Ottensmeyer Tabbed for Bilateral Talks

The U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue has turned to Patrick Ottensmeyer, president and CEO of Kansas City Southern Railway, to lead a strategic trade initiatives working group, aimed at advancing the relationship between the two nations by recommending private sector solutions to… more