Economy


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

Earnest Rouse Designated as KCMO Acting City Manager

Earnest Rouse, Kansas City's assistant city manager and director of general services, has been designated by Mayor Quinton Lucas to serve as acting city manager until a search is completed to fill the role permanently. The city council will vote… more

United Country Real Estate Affiliate Grows in Florida

United Real Estate, a residential brokerage firm that is a sister firm of Kansas City-based United Country Real Estate, has acquired a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Charles Rutenberg Realty, adding about 1,000 professionals based in South Florida to its national network. … more

USDA Picks KC Headquarters Site

The USDA has chosen 805 Pennsylvania Ave. as the new headquarters for its Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture offices.  Its decision follows a June announcement by the agricultural department that it was relocating the agencies… more

UBS: ‘Proceed With Caution’ In This Economy

No, there isn't a sure sign of a recession hitting the U.S. economy any time in the near future, but investors should be aware that there are some elements in place that could create a slight downturn, or at least… more

Next Step For Hyperloop: 12-Mile Missouri Track Site

The Virgin Hyperloop One, which will be able to take passengers from Kansas City to St. Louis in 30 minutes, according to the company behind it, needs a 12-to-15-mile test track in Missouri for the new form of transportation to… more

GM Strike Agreement Reached in Wake of Economic Setbacks

General Motors and the United Auto Workers have come to a tentative labor agreement that could end plant strikes around the country, including the General Motors Fairfax Assembly plant, in Kansas City, Kan., where workers have been picketing since mid… more

KC Area Leads Kansas Job Growth

Kansas counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area led the rest of the state in job growth over the past year, according to the recently released Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) 2019 Kansas Economic Report. Total employment in the area,… more

A Missouri Economic Development Overhaul

When the state launched the Best in Midwest initiative last year, it had found that compared to 14 regional peer states, Missouri ranked near the bottom in several key economic and community development categories, such as new jobs created and… more

Agriculture Must Look Off the Farm for Workforce Talent

There are more available jobs than there are required people to fill them in the United States, and the agriculture industry is at the extreme end of that scale. Only 60 percent of professional job listings in agriculture are filled… more