Regional News

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

Virgin Mobile Makes KC Its Headquarters

     Kansas City is now home to another big name in telecom: Virgin Mobile announced today that it would consolidate bicoastal operations, with its U.S. headquarters coming Downtown to One Kansas City Place, where the company plans to hire up… more

Four Joining UMKC Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

      The Henry W. Block School of Management at UMKC today announced that four local entrepreneurs, including the legendary barbecue master Ollie Gates, were being inducted into its Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.       A news release from UMKC said Gates… more

Missouri Marijuana Petitions Advance

Secretary of State Jason Kander announced this morning that a pair of initiative petitions seeking to legalize marijuana sales and use in Missouri had met state standards for circulation. The measures, if approved by voters in 2018, would amend the… more

Symphony Starts Final Push to Campaign Goal

With a string quartet's flawless rendition of Mendelssohn as punctuation, the Kansas City Symphony today made the civic case for artistic and cultural excellence in the region, announcing a final phase of its $55 million Masterpiece Endowment Campaign. This public… more

Sprint Reverses Trend With Job-Creation Pledge

Overland Park-based Sprint today announced that it would commit to creating or bringing back to America 5,000 jobs by the end of its 2017 fiscal year. In a news release issued late this afternoon, the company said it expects those… more

Graves May Be Leaving Burns & McDonnell, but He’ll Remain a Civic Force in KC

The Greg Graves Era at Burns & McDonnell will wrap up at the end of this week, but while he’s heading to a 600-acre spread near Drexel, he won't be riding off into any sunsets: As one half of one… more