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

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

Engineering Firm Faith Technologies Setting Up Olathe Operations

Faith Technologies, a Wisconsin-based electrical engineering and design firm, recently purchased a 450,000-square-foot warehouse in Olathe and eventually plans to add about 780 jobs toward its operations. The warehouse, at 21800 West 167th St., was purchased by Faith from a… 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

Waddell & Reed Laying Off 150 In Midst of HQ Relocation Plans

Overland Park-based Waddell & Reed is laying off about 150 people in its transactional-processing operations and will outsource those positions, the investment-management company's officials said during its second-quarter earnings call.  The layoffs and move toward outsourcing are expected to be… more

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

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

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