Destination Kansas City 2017


Features

Downtown Transformation

There was a day when Kansas City’s Central Business District was a magnet for business people, shoppers and fun seekers. With the rise of suburban life over time, however, people wanted to live their personal and professional lives closer to…more

The Nexus of North American Trade

In the lexicon of industrial real estate, it’s called velocity, and it refers to the rate of increase in square footage of a given class of property across a marketplace. And in the Kansas City region, when it comes to…more

Why Kansas City?

Consider this: Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Kansas City among the top few of the 50 Best American Cities. Travel and Leisure ranked Kansas City at No. 3 on its America’s Favorite Cities list. Policom Corp. ranked Kansas City No. 8 on…more

Lifestyles

Things You Must Do When in KC

We’ve all heard the stories of people from New York who have never been to see the Statue of Liberty. Or D.C. denizens who’ve never set foot in the Lincoln Memorial. Sad but true, we get so caught up in…more

Reasons to Choose

Real Estate Values

A friend of this publication, who brought his family to Kansas City from the New York City area, tells of a visitor whose mother told her to “make sure they aren’t living with cows,” so worried was she about her…more

Transportation and Infrastructure

You wouldn’t think it to look at KC on a map of the country, but yes, Kansas City is a port city. The two rivers that meet here, the waterways that gave rise to this place by virtue of being…more

Healthcare and Community Services

More than 850 miles separate Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver from Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, endpoints that are significant because each falls on the prestigious list of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Great Hospitals in America. Running right through…more

Education

Just run the checklist: Two state university systems, including major research universities.  Check. A major urban university with schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry.  Check. Two other schools of medicine—one public, one private—representing the largest such organizations in their…more

Cost of Living

When you’re the 30th-largest metropolitan population in the country, you can look to the other 29 markets ahead of you and wonder what they have that, perhaps, you might wish you had, as well. In some locales, it’s a mountain…more