Economy


Hyperloop, Promising 30-Minute Trips to St. Louis, Unveils Pod at American Royal

     An example of what could one day shuttle passengers to St. Louis in 30 minutes made an appearance at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue last weekend. Virgin Hyperloop One, which is currently testing magnetic high-speed transit… more

World Cup Economic Impact On KC Would ‘Dwarf’ Super Bowl

If some of the men's 2026 FIFA World Cup games are played in Kansas City, the economic impact on the local area would likely double that of a Super Bowl, speakers said Tuesday during a panel discussion at Children's Mercy… more

The Royals Fate: From Fear to Excitement

When Matt Condon first heard a rumor earlier this week that the Kansas City Royals were being acquired, his first reaction was: Uh-oh... Then the CEO of Bardavon Health Innovations--and former chairman of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce--heard… more

Industry ‘Disruptors’ Becoming the Norm

A regular occurrence we are seeing in business nowadays is a bevy of firms proving that a "business as usual" approach to running industries won't fly anymore. It's becoming commonplace for firms' businesses to be based on finding where a… more

MU Returning to Arrowhead Stadium in Showdown Against Arkansas

The University of Missouri is returning to Arrowhead Stadium next year to play its annual Thanksgiving game versus the University of Arkansas at the facility. Called the Battle Line Rivalry, it will be sponsored by Shelter Insurance and played on… more

Is the U.S. Health-Care System Fixable With the ICHRA?

Den Bishop was talking about the state of the health-care system in the United States, and most of what he had to say was a downer. The president of Holmes Murphy & Associates, speaking in Kansas City this week, said… more

Gov. Parson Has a Democratic Challenger

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, a Democrat, has put her hat in the ring to challenge Republic Gov. Mike Parson for the office in the August of 2020 election. Galloway, from Columbia, late last month publicly asked Parson to take… more

Border War Not Quite Over: Hostess Moving Headquarters to Kansas

Politicians on both sides of the state line have said that they plan not to offer tax incentives to businesses moving their operations between Kansas and Missouri, but Hostess Brands has skirted those newly agreed-to rules, and management just announced… more

White Flags Flying in Border War

[caption id="attachment_22474" align="alignleft" width="443"] Mayor Lucas[/caption] The use of tax incentives to lure companies across the state line in the Kansas City metro area is a practice that seems to be on the cusp of ending. New Kansas City Mayor… more

Lucas Inauguration Stresses Infrastructure Improvements

Kansas City's new mayor, Quinton Lucas, made his inauguration speech today, and touched on infrastructure issues that are vital to the metro's business community. He mentioned the new terminal at KCI Airport, which recently underwent the demolition of Terminal A,… more