Education


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

AI Is Already Prevalent Across KC-Area Businesses

Artificial intelligence is usually spoken about as future tech component of business, but for many area companies, it's already here. Speakers at the KC Tech Council's recent Tech on Tap event at the Boulevard Brewery, gave examples of how they… 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

Kansas City Design Center Names New Executive Director

The Kansas City Design Center (KCDC), a non-profit urban planning and design group, has named Terrance Clark, executive director. He comes from Thrive, a non-profit design organization based in the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta area, in Helena, Ark., where he was co-founder… more

Bloch Family Keeps Giving, $21M Donation Goes to UMKC

Henry Bloch may have died earlier this year, but the H&R Block co-founder's spirit lives on in the world of philanthropy. The Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation is giving $21 million to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Foundation, focused… more

Kelly, Parson Sign Border War Agreement

Businesses expecting special tax incentives to make a move from South Kansas City to Overland Park, or from Lee's Summit to Lenexa, are out of luck. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson just signed an agreement between… more

Stifel Acquiring Core George K. Baum Business

George K. Baum & Company, a Kansas City-based investment bank focused on public finance and taxable fixed income sales and trading, is selling its core business functions to St. Louis-based Stifel Financial Corp. Baum's business specializes in underwriting and other… 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

YMCA Veteran Mikos Named CEO

[caption id="attachment_22285" align="alignleft" width="246"] Mikos[/caption] John Mikos, chief operating officer of YMCA of Greater Kansas City since 2013, is the organization's new president and chief executive officer. He has been in an interim position in those roles since March, when… more

Metropolitan Community College Feeds Manufacturing Workforce

It's a tough environment to find employees no matter what industry you're in. But manufacturing is faced with a major skilled-labor shortage. Metropolitan Community College has worked to change that, and a new grant from the U.S. Department of Labor… more