Regional News


Lexington Company Wins $1.6 Million Grant

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has awarded a $1.6 million grant to Lexington, Mo.-based Remington Arms Co. to upgrade machinery and equipment and enhance efficiency and safety at Remington’s manufacturing facility. As part of the project, the company will… more

Missouri Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced yesterday that the state’s unemployment rate continues its now 10-month decline, edging down one tenth of a point to 3.8 percent. During the month of June, Missouri’s non-farm payroll employment grew by 11,900… more

KCKCC Board Turns to Veteran Executive

The board of trustees for Kansas City Kansas Community College has appointed Jacqueline Vietti as acting president of the college, the second person to hold that leadership role in the week since lPresident Doris Givens was placed on paid administrative… more

Lockton Names Ron Lockton President and CEO

Lockton, Inc. chairman David Lockton announced this morning that Ron Lockton will expand his role to become president and CEO of the world's largest independent insurance brokerage. He succeeds Glenn Spencer, who resigned from those roles for personal reasons, effective… more

Burns & McDonnell KCI HOMETOWN Team to Hold Jobs Rally

The Burns & McDonnell KCI HOMETOWN Team will lead a jobs rally at Mark One Electric this morning to introduce 20 new members of the project team and share new details about the proposed construction schedule, job training and pre-apprentice… more

KC’s Tech Appeal Draws Koch Presence

The evolution of Kansas City's technology ecosystem has prompted Koch Business Solutions, a division of Wichita-based Koch Industries, to opened a new coworking office space in Kansas City, designed to provide IT support to the parent and its affiliates around… more

Cerner Co-Founder and CEO Neal Patterson Dies at Age 67

Neal Patterson, co-founder and CEO of healthcare information technology giant, Cerner Corp., died Sunday, July 9, at age 67. According to a company news statement, Patterson died from unexpected complications that arose after a recurrence of a soft-tissue cancer for… more

Local Firms Form KCI Design Team

The drive to bring a single-terminal configuration to Kansas City International Airport took on additional business-civic overtones today as five prominent design firms from the region were introduced as partners for the proposal put forward in the spring by Burns… more

Missouri, Kansas Recognized for Startup Assets

The startup ecosystem in Missouri puts the Show-Me State among the nation's elites, according to the Web site fitsmallbusiness.com, which today released its 2017 rankings of the entrepreneurial climates across the nation. Kansas wasn't far behind, finishing just outside the… more

Employee Group Buys Lawing Financial

Lawing Financial, No. 21 on Ingram's list of Top Area Wealth Management Firms last year, announced this morning that an employee group had purchased the firm from CEO Kerry Lawing and minority investors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.… more