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KC Area Leads Kansas Job Growth

Kansas counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area led the rest of the state in job growth over the past year, according to the recently released Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) 2019 Kansas Economic Report. Total employment in the area,… more

AI Is Already Prevalent Across KC-Area Businesses

Artificial intelligence is usually spoken about as future tech component of business, but for many area companies, it's already here. Speakers at the KC Tech Council's recent Tech on Tap event at the Boulevard Brewery, gave examples of how they… more

BKD Names Higgins New Kansas City Managing Partner

A new managing partner is stepping in at BKD CPAs & Advisors to lead the Kansas City office: Rachel Dwiggins will succeed Abe Cole, who has been at that post since 2014. Cole will become regional managing partner of the… more

New Faces in Kansas City’s Law Firm Leadership

Prominent firms provide strong evidence that diversity focus is achieving long-desired goals. In 2015, Mandy Ketchum was named managing partner at Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore in Kansas City, one of the region’s 50 largest law firms. The significance… 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

VIDEO: Expect Recessions When Making Portfolio Decisions

Investors shouldn't worry about if a recession will come or when it occurs because they're inevitable, says Eduardo Repetto, chief investment officer of American Century Investments’ newly launched Avantis Investors. He will be featured in Ingram's magazine's August edition in… more

Steuve Siegel Chalks Up Huge Win in $1.5B Equifax Case

One of Ingram's Best Companies to Work might now be an even more attractive workplace. Law firm Steuve Siegel Hanson LLP, of Kansas City, was the lead counsel on a class action settlement by credit-reporting firm Equifax relating to a… more

K.C. Shared-Office Space Keeps Expanding With WeWork Addition

Co-working, or office spaces used by multiple different companies, is an international trend that has taken off over the last few years, and Kansas City has experienced its impact. Possibly the two most visible examples are Plexpod Westport Commons, in… 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