Economy


Would Stopping ‘Border War’ Help Landlords?

The end of the 'border war' in the the Kansas City metro area that gives tax incentives to businesses to cross the state line could soon come to a close if Kansas government adopts a proposal to stop the practice.… more

Expect More Jackson County Property Tax Appeals

Property owners in Jackson County now have until July 29 to filed a property tax assessment appeal with the county. The prior deadline was today.The county has already received in excess of 21,000 appeals to property assessments that, in some… more

Langenkamp Out at EDCKC

Robert Langenkamp is stepping down as president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, effective July 8. His interim replacement is Greg Flisram, senior vice president of business and real estate development, who has been… more

Flooded Missouri Small Businesses Eligible for Fed Funds

The damaging floods in the region seem never ending this year, and property owners have certainly felt the pain.  For some small-business owners in the Kansas City, Mo., region, though, some of that might be abated. Non-farm and non-agricultural small… more

Jackson County Legislature Strongly Disputes Property Tax Hikes

Thousands of Jackson County residents received an unwanted surprise in the mail this month in the form of a county assessment letter valuing their properties.  Since then, there have been stories of enormous assessed-value increases. In some cases, they more… more

Building a Recession-Proof Business … Just In Case

[caption id="attachment_22223" align="alignleft" width="480"] From left: HealthJoy's Dorfman, Swell Spark's Baysinger, PayIT's Gordon and Andy Rieger.[/caption] Legitimate tariff-strife aside, by most economic measures, the economy doesn't look like it's going to face a major recession the likes of 2008 any… more

VIDEO: Sean Miller: K.C. Employee Retention Improving

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPu9j-mjbzU&feature=youtu.be[/embed] There's a lot of talk about the difficulty Kansas City area employers' ability to retain workers, but the situation has constantly improved over the years, says Sean Miller, chief executive officer of insurance firm Robert E. Miller Group. More… more

Kansas City Scores Major Win with Two Ag Dept. Sites

Kansas City has secured two highly prized federal agencies that have been reviewing relocation sites nationwide: The Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service  and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The Kansas City Area Development Council announced that decision with a… more

The 2019 Ingram’s 100: Food for Thought

Agribusiness-heavy at the top, the Ingram’s 100 list is remade after some of Kansas City’s largest private companies are acquired by national and global enterprises.        As if anyone needed evidence of Kansas City’s role in the worldwide… more

Regional Movement: Inside the Numbers

At the inception of Ingram’s Magazine in 1974, Downtown Kansas City was the epicenter of business in the bi-state area. Over the decades, the narrative has shifted. The entire metropolitan area has grown in just about every sense, but the… more