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

Garmin sets $200 million Olathe expansion

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced the groundbreaking on a $200 million dollar facility expansion at its Olathe, Kan., campus. The campus expansion is designed to position the technology company as a leading innovator well… more

Missouri job numbers hit record high

According to seasonally adjusted data released this week by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 2,100 jobs in July, reaching a new record high for the state with 2,816,600 active jobs. July’s nonfarm payroll… more

JCCC Turns to Employers for Thoughts on Modifying Curriculum

Johnson County Community College, which has an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, announced today that it was preparing to launch a major upgrade of its career and technical education programs and facilities, and it's turning to the region's business leadership for… more

Garmin Expansion to Double Olathe Work Force

A proposed 700,000-square-foot expansion that would double the work force at the headquarters of Garmin is on the agenda tonight for the Olathe Planning Commission. If approved, the facility would be built on the  northwest corner of 151st Street and… more