Regional News


Faurecia, 300 Jobs, Coming to Blue Springs

2/15/18 After the one-two punch of Harley Davidson and Procter & Gamble announcing they are leaving Kansas City, a new company has stepped in saying they're building a new plant in Blue Springs and bringing 300 jobs with them. Faurecia,… more

Economic Mantra for 2018: Don’t Panic

2/13/2018 Just one week ago it appeared as if the United States was headed toward another recession.  That is, if you read just the headlines.  On February 5th of this year the headlines were all about the worst one-day point… more

What Infrastructure Plan Means for KC

2/12/2018 President Trump's infrastructure plan and his budget for the next fiscal year certainly put the onus on states and cities for funding transportation projects.  Among a series of proposals ranging from rural infrastructure to the buying and selling of… more

Infrastructure Bullet Points: Trump’s Plan

2/12/2018 President Trump released his infrastructure budget plan today and it looks to significantly reduce federal funding for state and local government infrastructure projects.  The proposal states that new projects would only be eligible to receive incentives up to 20% of… more

Colyer’s Joint Address Outlines Lofty Goals

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer says that February 8th will be the day that the Kansas Legislature opens up. In a joint address to the legislature on Wednesday, Colyer said he will sign 4 executive orders on Thursday "that take important… more

Closer Look at the P&G and Harley Closures

If you take them at face value, the closures of the P&G and Harley Davidson plants in 2020 and 2019 seem like a big hit to the industry in Kansas City as a whole.  But when you look closer you… more

P&G to Close KCK Plant

Procter and Gamble will close its Kansas City, Kansas plant by 2020 the company announced Wednesday. The Our Dish Care business will be moved to Tabler Station, West Virginia by mid-2020 with the full closure of the KCK site by… more

Kansas Man Accused of Securities Violation

The Kansas Securities Commission issued a cease and desist order for a Jesse W. Harris of Segwick, KS and Harris Custom Projects LLC, Wichita alleging that they violated the Kansas Uniform Securities Act. Read the full cease and desist letter here. … more

Colyer Makes Sweeping Changes in First Week

Today Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer replaced four Cabinet secretaries and made changes to his staff.  Colyer was just sworn in to the office on Wednesday, replacing Governor Sam Brownback who resigned to take an ambassadorship with the Trump Administration.  Colyer… more

Lockton Promotes Rich Reda

17-year Lockton veteran Rich Reda is now the President of Benefit Communication Insourcing business, the company announced Friday.  Reda was previously an executive vice president with the company and was named an Ingram's 40 under forty award recipient in 2009.… more