Economy


Beige Book report shows accelerated economic growth in Kansas City district

Growth in the Tenth District economy accelerated in March, with most sectors expanding at a moderate pace. Consumer spending increased moderately as retail, restaurant, auto, and tourism sales rose. A quarter of consumer spending contacts reported that the pace of… more

Kansas tourism division to see restructure, department move

Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday that she will restructure the executive branch and attempt to put the state's tourism division under the Department of Commerce. The governor's office cited input from businesses, destination marketing organizations and other key industry partners for… more

A Whole New World

Ingram's 2021 Historical Perspectives Series: Commercial Real Estate Everything you thought you knew about the history of commercial real estate in Kansas City? Put it on a shelf: That history is being rewritten right now. Various megatrends for years had… more

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

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