Unemployment Up Slightly in September

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, America’s economy added 156,000 nonfarm jobs in September while the unemployment rate, up to 5 percent from 4.9 percent in August, hovered in the same range it has been in for the… more

Report Measures Growth in American Cities

The personal finance website, WalletHub, has released its Fastest Growing Cities report for 2016. The fastest growing city in the U.S. was Frisco, Texas (part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro) and the slowest was Jacksonville, North Carolina. How did Kansas… more

Missouri’s Private Employers Up More Than 8,700

The Missouri Department of Economic Development says the state added 8, 742 private sector employers between 2014 and 2015. Over that same period, 18,342 new businesses were formed in the state “Our low taxes, competitive business incentives, top-notch talent, access… more

KC Corporations See Potential in Minority Entrepreneurs

Today is graduation day for 30 Kansas City-area participants in a program called Strategy and Business Development for Minority Business Entrepreneurs—a 2½ -day intensive education program for executives, brought to Kansas City by the Ivy League staff of Dartmouth College's  Tuck School… more

Amazon Breaks Ground on New KCK Facility

Online-shopping giant, Amazon, broke ground yesterday for its fifth fulfillment center in the state of Kansas. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas said the center, measuring more than 855,000 square-feet on 190 acres, “will create at… more

Missouri Jobs Set Record High

Missouri’s Department of Economic Development reported seasonally-adjusted data this afternoon, showing that  nonfarm payroll employment in the state grew by 4,200 jobs in August for a new state-record high of 2,821,900 active jobs. Combined with the July jobs number, employment… more

Census Bureau Says Incomes Up, Poverty Down

According to the US Census Bureau, the median household income for the nation rose 5.2 percent in 2015, the first time Americans have seen an increase since 2007. The Census Bureau also reported that 3.5 million less people were below… more

Company’s Health Is Good for All, Says Missouri Chamber

Reacting to a new study on the statewide economic effect of Republic Services (NYSE: RSG), a Phoenix-based recycling and waste disposal company, the CEO of Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Daniel P. Mehan said, "Republic Services is an industry leader, and… more

Federal Reserve “Beige Book” Reports on the Kansas City District

According to the Federal Reserve Bank, activity in the Fed’s Tenth District—Kansas City— was largely flat in recent months, though expectations remained mostly positive. That assessment is from the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, a report produced eight times a year… more

Kansas City Shines With Creative Class

     Kansas City's increase in creative critical mass has earned it a Top 10 ranking from SmartAsset's ranking of the nation's best cities for young creatives. Kansas City ranked No. 6 this year, largely on the strength of a cost… more