Business and Government


Medical Marijuana in Missouri: New Law Brings New Questions For Employers

Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 on Election Day 2018, one of the three medical marijuana measures appearing on the state’s ballot. Amendment 2 adds an article to the Missouri Constitution legalizing medical use of marijuana for qualifying patients and allowing people who… more

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Conducts Study on Black Women Business Startups

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has released a report on black women business startups. According to the report, it is crucial to study this group of business owners because the number of businesses owned by black women in… more

New $300 Million Project Proposed for the Former Great Mall Site

Life is finally returning to the land where the Great Mall of the Great Plains once stood in Olathe. Woodbury Corporation announced that it will propose to redevelop the site as a $300 million mixed-use property. With the name Mentum,… more

Kander Exits KC Mayoral Race

Jason Kander, a rising Democratic Party star who surprised pundits nationwide last summer by launching his campaign for Kansas City mayor, announced today that he had ended that campaign to seek treatment for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. A veteran… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

GDPR: What It Is and Why It Affects You

There is a looming deadline in the European Union but its effects will be felt worldwide.  On Friday, businesses will have to be in compliance with the GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, which the EU passed in 2016. Essentially,… more

Kansas City’s Best in Thought Leadership

For much of its 44-year history, Ingram’s has opened its pages up to the most influential thought leaders in the regional business community, allowing them to directly address our readership with highly relevant, useful and actionable intelligence on vital business issues of the day. In… more

Estate Planning after The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

If you have an estate plan already in place or are preparing one this year, are you aware of the impact The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017—the Act—will have on it? The law signed by President Trump on… more

James Seeks to Salvage KCI Project

Mayor Sly James addressed a week's worth of uncertainty over the fate of a new terminal at Kansas City Airport, issuing a statement this afternoon that called for a new round of negotiations between the city and the Maryland development… more

Builder Groups Issue Call for More Infrastructure Funding in Missouri

Years of recovery in the construction sector have benefitted residential and commercial building projects, but in terms of public infrastructure, Missouri in general--and Kansas City in particular--are among the states and metro areas with the biggest construction job losses over… more