Burns & McDonnell’s Greg Graves to Retire at End of Year

Greg Graves, chairman and CEO of Burns & McDonnell and one of the Kansas City region's most engaged civic and philanthropic boosters, announced this morning that 2016 would be his last year at the helm of the engineering and design… more

JCCC Turns to Employers for Thoughts on Modifying Curriculum

Johnson County Community College, which has an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, announced today that it was preparing to launch a major upgrade of its career and technical education programs and facilities, and it's turning to the region's business leadership for… more

Garmin Expansion to Double Olathe Work Force

A proposed 700,000-square-foot expansion that would double the work force at the headquarters of Garmin is on the agenda tonight for the Olathe Planning Commission. If approved, the facility would be built on the  northwest corner of 151st Street and… more

Menard’s Will Build Distribution Site in Southeast Missouri

Menard's, the Wisconsin-based hardware and home improvement chain, announced today that it would build a 185,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Sullivan, Mo., about an hour southwest of St. Louis. Work on the $29.1 million facility is expected to start this month, and the site will generate nearly… more

Weitz Co. Lands Share of $245 Million Project

Lenexa-based Weitz Co. has been chosen as design build partner for a new student housing project at Texas A&M University, work that accounts for $245 million of the  $360 million project. It's the largest student-housing complex in the country to date, officials from… more

Kessinger Hunter Ends Cushman Affiliation

Kessinger Hunter & Co., a commercial realty firm that is one of the oldest companies in Kansas City, announced today that it was ending its  affiliation with the national firm Cushman & Wakefield, effective immediately. Privately held KH, which started in 1879,… more