KC Casinos, Bars Close. U.S. Unemployment Claims Up

Casinos in the Kansas City Metro area are closed, as well as bars in Kansas City, Mo., creating what will likely be a serious unemployment situation. The Department of Labor said this morning, for the week ending March 16, total… more

Mayor Lucas Issues State of Emergency

Mayor Quinton Lucas has issued a State of Emergency in Kansas City that will last for an initial 21 days in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. One of the main conditions of the order issued prohibits… more

Thanks, COVID-19! Big XII Tournament Shut Down

Kansas State University fans were able to watch their team beat Texas Christian University 53-49 at the Sprint Center on Wednesday night, but as of today, the rest of the scheduled Big XII tournament games have been canceled due to… more

U.S. Job Report Strong Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The global coronavirus outbreak hasn't hurt the strong U.S. labor market ... yet. Unemployment in February dropped slightly, to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, national payrolls rose by 273,000… more

Experiential Real Estate Pays Off for EPR

It's no secret that brick-and-mortar retail tenants are having problems these days with the closing of several Macy's stores, Forever 21 and other numerous large chains. But one segment of the space that seems to be what many in the… more

Blue KC Assisting Free City Transit Efforts

Last night during his state of the city address, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said that Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City is in the works to make a major contribution to the city's "Zero Fare Transit" initiative,… more

Massive Shawnee Industrial Park Breaking Ground Soon

Shawnee is about have a significant increase in warehouse and distribution-center space. Heartland Logistics Park, a two-million-square-foot industrial project over 182 acres, is expected to begin construction by the end of the current quarter at the intersection of Kansas Highway… more

Waddell & Reed Signs Lease to Move Downtown

Waddell & Reed has signed a lease to move its headquarters from Overland Park into a yet-to-be constructed building in Downtown Kansas City, and company management expects construction to start within two months. The plans, forecast for completion in 2022,… more

Hoping for Hyperloop? Missouri Residents Have Company

Missouri economic-development and community leaders have been pushing hard to land the first U.S. installment of Virgin Hyperloop One, a high-speed transportation platform that could one day send travelers to destinations at up to 700 miles per hour and make… more

American Royal’s ‘Epicenter of Agriculture’ Taking Shape

The American Royal came one step closer to having a new flagship facility on Monday night after the planning commission of the Unified Government of Wyandotte and Kansas City, Kansas, approved the organization's development plans for a one-million-square foot complex.… more