Manufacturing Index Shows Recession Risk, Drop in Employment

Posted December 1, 2023 Creighton University released its Mid-America Business Conditions Index survey that shows the manufacturing economy throughout the Midwest region teetering into a recession risk. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index, an economic indicator for the nine-state region including… more

Ingram’s September 2023 Digital Edition

You can read all about the Ingram's 250 in the September Digital Edition here.   more

CVS Stocks Fall After KC Walkouts; Pharmacists Plan Second Walkout

Posted September 28, 2023 CVS shares dropped by 2.2 percent following the drugstore chain’s pharmacists' threatening to walk out for a second week due to poor working conditions at Kansas City area locations. The walkouts first took place last week… more

Pandemic Fraud Likely Reaches $135B Unemployment Relief

Posted September 18, 2023 The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates somewhere between $100 billion and $135 billion of unemployment insurance fraudulent activity occurred during the pandemic, according to a report released Tuesday. The amount of stoled aid would account for… more

Unemployment Claims Tick Upward For August

Posted September 18, 2023 The United States Department of Labor released its latest unemployment report which shows an increase in initial claims while Missouri reports a minor increase and Kansas remains unchanged for the month. For the week ending September… more

UAW Strike: GM Warns Of Possible Layoffs At KCK Manufacturer

Posted September 18, 2023 Updated September 22, 2023 General Motors says a Kansas City, Kansas auto manufacturer could experience layoffs due to the ongoing United Auto Workers strike, citing the shutdown of the Wentzville, Missouri plant as a critical factor.… more

New Refrigerated Warehouses Planned

Kansas City’s logistics scene has been red-hot for a long time, but there will soon be a chill in the air. No, not because things are slowing down; it’s coming from a new collaboration between Canadian Pacific Kansas City and… more

Missouri Chamber Rolls Out Crime-Fighting Plan

Gov. Mike Parson joined the Missouri Chamber's Dan Mehan (right) to address the impact of violent crime on the state's business prospects.   This time, the call for crime reduction in Missouri is coming from the state's business community.   The… more

Builders’ Association, AGC Merger Ahead

Associated General Contractors of America said today that it will merge its Kansas City chapter with the The Builders’ Association, which advocates for construction-related concerns and training programs in the region. Officials from the two organizations will hold a news… more

Meta Goes Mega With KC Data Center

Meta Platforms, the company most everyone on the planet still knows as Facebook, announced today that it would spend $800 million to occupy nearly 1 million square feet of space in a Northland data-center complex. Company officials, along with state… more