Regional News


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

Public Forum Set on Future of Downtown Loop, Broadway Bridge

If you’re interested in learning more about plans for upgrading the Broadway Bridge and the north end of the Downtown Loop, here’s your chance: A public meeting is set for Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library’s… more

KC Rising to Assess Progress in 2nd Year

KC Rising, a business-driven initiative focusing on regional economic-development needs, work-force training and job creation, will hold its Year Two Update on Tuesday, with more than 300 regional business and civic leaders expected to hear how the effort is progressing.… 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

New Leaders Set for KC Rising

After two years under the guidance of the KU Medical Center's Doug Girod and former HNTB executive Scott Smith, the KC Rising Steering Committee announced this morning that three new co-chairs would assume duties on March 1: John Murphy, past… more

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

Investors Unfazed by Sprint Sale Suggestion

News that the chairman of Sprint Corp. suggested that the company could be put up for sale hasn't seemed to bother investors: In the hours following today's news reports about the comments made by chairman Masayoshi Son, the company's stock… 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