Business and Government


Coping with COVID: Kansas Issues COVID-19 Test Requirement for Adult-Care Facilities

Kansas adult-care facilities now are required to test staff and patients for COVID-19. Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday directed Dr. Lee Norman, Kansas Department of Health and Environment secretary, to issue a health order for the testing. “We have a… more

Town Center Plaza Majority Owner Files Chapter 11

The Ohio-based majority owner of Town Center Plaza and Town Center Crossing mall properties has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Washington Prime Group, a real estate investment trust that owns about 100 malls nationwide, is in forbearance on a $23.2… more

DED Awards $15.8 Million to Missouri Development Projects

The Missouri Department of Economic Development it will be spreading $15.8 million across 38 different community development projects across the state. The focus is to improve infrastructure such as damaged streets and drainage improvements, but the projects vary across the… more

In a Nutshell: What’s Up With Our Dollar?

Why has little attention been given to the rather sudden 3% exchange pullback for the dollar (versus the utilized basket of currencies)?  During the past 12 months the cumulative dollar value drop has been over 10%!  Currency exchange rates are… more

Construction timeline, incentive request change for Bluhawk Sports Park project

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HUD Secretary Fudge to visit KC Wednesday

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In a Nutshell

This past week the financial media highlighted one guru after another calling for a market correction to the tune of anywhere from 5% to 20%!  They cited “peak earnings” comparisons, rising inflation data, and the inevitability of the Fed having… more

Kansas labor department reduces claimant backlog

A large portion of Kansas residents expecting federal unemployment benefits originally meant for the self-employed have been moved to other unemployment programs as the labor department works to reduce a backlog. The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) announced changes in… more

Coping with COVID: Missouri National Guard to withdraw from COVID-19 vaccination drives

Starting in June, the Missouri National Guard will no longer be involved in vaccination drives across the State of Missouri. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said there has been a significant decrease of demand for the COVID-19 vaccine. “We are in… more

Bluhawk Sports Park revised plan receives council approval

Approved plans for the Bluhawk Sports Park in Overland Park, Kan. have developers hoping they can soon begin Phase 1 of the $1 billion mixed-use project. The city's Planning Commission on Monday approved a revised final plan for park to… more