Business and Government


Kansas City Scores Major Win with Two Ag Dept. Sites

Kansas City has secured two highly prized federal agencies that have been reviewing relocation sites nationwide: The Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service  and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The Kansas City Area Development Council announced that decision with a… more

Wrap-Up of Governor Parson’s 2019 State of the State Address

Gov. Mike Parson delivered his 2019 State of the State Address on Jan. 16, his first  after taking office this past June, and it was sharply focused on work-force development and infrastructure needs. Some of the main takeaways: Workforce Development… more

Crime in KC: Who Has the Answers?

Kansas City has a crime problem. And police chief Rick Smith is correct when he says that it’s not merely a law enforcement problem, it’s a problem that requires solutions from the entire community. That includes the civilian leadership. Every… more

Looking to Lead

National politics and local concerns of women in business leadership positions intertwined on Feb. 4 in an assembly called to mark the official launch of Steve Miller’s campaign for mayor of Kansas City. It’s often been said that the Kansas… more

Opportunity Knocks

In his 2012 book titled “The Laws of Opportunity,” Suoyo Aganaba wrote that “opportunity most often presents itself as a problem that demands a solution.” It’s just possible, then, that the economic-development incentives built into the tax reforms of 2017… more

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