Regional News


Bank Midwest Buying Lawrence-based Peoples

The parent company of Bank Midwest announced today that it would acquire Lawrence-based Peoples Bank, boosting its status as the fourth-largest locally headquartered bank based on assets. If approved by regulators, it would push Bank Midwest's asset levels well above… more

Washington University Dropping Its eMBA Program Here

Washington University of St. Louis announced today that it would discontinue its first-year of the executive MBA curriculum in Kansas City, effectively pulling out of the market for business higher education here, starting in January. In a letter addressed to… more

Animal-Health Corridor Adds Chinese Company

Adding another power player to the regional animal-health corridor, the largest animal-vaccine company in China has announced that it will open a vaccine research lab and office at a facility being developed by Kansas State University in Manahttan. A news… more

Comcast Entering Gigabit-Service Fray

The battle for high-speed Internet service dominance in the Kansas city region ratcheted up tody as Comcast announced it would launch service with speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second to residential customers throughout the its suburban service areas. That adds to… more

UMKC Chancellor Morton to Retire in ’18

Leo Morton announced this morning that he would retire next spring as chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a role he's held since December 2008.  In a letter to the campus sent today, Morton said he would remain in… more

City Sets Hearings on KCI Funding Plan

Kansas City officials today announced that a proposal to use private financing for a new single-terminal system at Kansas City International Airport would be aired in a pair of public hearings this week. The $1 billion financing proposal put forth… more

Kansas City Will Host Ag Outlook Forum

Seeking to build on momentum from last year's inaugural event, the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Communications today announced plans for the 2017 Ag Outlook Forum, set for Sept. 28 in the offices of the Stinson Leonard… more

New Dean for KU School of Business

The University of Kansas School of Business has a sparkling new home on the Lawrence campus, and soon will have a new chief executive at its helm: The university announced today that Paige Fields, dean of the School of Business… more

17 Regional Builders Make ENR’s Top 400 List

The Show-Me State flexed its construction-sector muscles today with 14 companies from Missouri claiming their spots on the Engineering News Record's 2017 list of the nation's Top 400 Contractors. The highest-ranking among them was St. Louis-based McCarthy Holdings, up five… more

James Says Burns & McDonnell Will Finance New Single-Terminal Design at KCI

With an additional shoe provided by Burns & McDonnell, Mayor Sly James has kicked the legs out from under arguments that the city can't afford a new single-terminal design replace the existing structure of Kansas City International Airport. The engineering… more