Economy


NCAA to keep March Madness games close to Indiana base

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has announced that it will stage the entire 2021 men’s basketball championship in Indiana. All 67 games of March Madness will take place in the Hoosier state in 2021, with the majority of the games… more

U.S. new export orders show promising growth in November

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew again in November, with the overall economy notching a seventh consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in today’s Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Report On Business. ISM’s New Export Orders… more

Kansas rural revitalization program opens applications

Applications have opened for Kansas communities looking for growth opportunities provided through the Kansas Main Street Program. The Main Street program is designed to develop and strengthen downtown corridors, especially in rural communities. The program will be accepting applications for… more

Ford investing $100 million at Claycomo plant

The Northland Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Claycomo, Mo. will see new jobs and ramped-up production, thanks to a generous investment from Ford. An investment of $100 million will be made at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant, the… more

Completed Turner Diagonal Interchange improves access, opens path for development opportunities

Governor Laura Kelly joined national, state, and local officials to celebrate the completion of the Turner Diagonal Interchange project in Wyandotte County today. “I’m honored to celebrate the completion of the Turner Diagonal interchange, a project that represents both immediate… more

In a Nutshell by Ken Herman

Investors survived the third quarter, which included September’s dismal results. But, how optimistic should we be about the coming historically strongest calendar quarter?  Past fourth quarters have usually been filled with positive drama.  During the last 20 years, according to… more

Kansas September jobless rate drops 1 percentage point

Preliminary estimates reported by the Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division of the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 5.9 percent in September. This was a decrease… more

Missouri town receives grant for water, sewers from U.S. Department of Commerce

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4.8 million grant to the city of Moberly, Missouri, to make water and wastewater infrastructure improvements needed to support businesses growth. The… more

AMC Theatres Tuesday filing shows its cash supply could run dry by end of year

AMC Theatres said Tuesday ongoing challenges in the industry could leave it without cash as soon as the end of 2020. The Leawood-based company made the announcement in a filing Tuesday to the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the filing,… more

Missouri economic recovery ends extended unemployment benefits program

Extended unemployment benefits from federal government end in Missouri due to economic recovery The U.S. Department of Labor's unemployment Extended Benefits program came to an end in Missouri due to unemployment rates dropping in the state, the state's labor department… more