Engineering and Design


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

Burns & McDonnell Wins Army Corps of Engineers Contracts

Burns & McDonnell is ramping up its work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), having been awarded seven new indefinite service contracts with six different districts within the agency. One of the contracts is for work as prime… 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

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

Lucas Inauguration Stresses Infrastructure Improvements

Kansas City's new mayor, Quinton Lucas, made his inauguration speech today, and touched on infrastructure issues that are vital to the metro's business community. He mentioned the new terminal at KCI Airport, which recently underwent the demolition of Terminal A,… more

From Neurosurgeon to NASA: Enduralock Founder Flies High

A small Lenexa-based engineering-solutions firm is quickly grabbing the attention of some very big players. Enduralock, which makes industrial fasteners, was recently named a winner of NASA's iTech Cycle I forum, which recognizes innovative companies that provide solutions for both… more

B&B Theatres Part of Major Northland Mixed-Use Plan

A massive mixed-use development in the northern part of Kansas City, straddling Clay and Platte counties near highways 169 and 152 has a second anchor tenant. B&B Theatres is planning a 74,000-square-foot cinema-entertainment facility at what is being referred to… more

Expect More Jackson County Property Tax Appeals

Property owners in Jackson County now have until July 29 to filed a property tax assessment appeal with the county. The prior deadline was today.The county has already received in excess of 21,000 appeals to property assessments that, in some… 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

City Wide Heads North of the Border

City Wide Maintenance Co., the Lenexa-based building-maintenance and janitorial-services franchisor, is opening its first location in Canada, in southwestern Ontario, and the firm has plans to further expand in the country. The company's leadership announced its intention to enter Canada… more