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

Border War Not Quite Over: Hostess Moving Headquarters to Kansas

Politicians on both sides of the state line have said that they plan not to offer tax incentives to businesses moving their operations between Kansas and Missouri, but Hostess Brands has skirted those newly agreed-to rules, and management just announced… more

Metro’s Largest Private Company Just Got Bigger

Dairy Farmers of America, the largest private company in the Kansas City metropolitan area, has added another organization to its portfolio. A majority of the 360-farm board of St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, in Vermont, voted to merge with DFA.  The… more

DOJ Gives Nod to Sprint, T-Mobile Merger

It's almost a done deal as far as the federal government is concerned. The U.S. Department of Justice granted approval of the merger between Overland Park-based Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US, of Bellevue, Wash., which the companies say will create… more

Snow Creek Parent Peak Resorts Selling for $264 Million

Peak Resorts, the owner of the Snow Creek ski park in Weston and 15 other facilities across the country, is getting purchased by Vail Resorts for $264 million.  Tim Boyd, president and chief executive officer of Wildwood-based Peak and one… 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

A Look At J. Rieger & Co.’s Past As It Opens New Distillery

[embed][/embed] Tomorrow is the official opening of the new J. Rieger & Co. distiller in the East Bottoms neighborhood. The 60,000-square-foot facility will also have three bars and a jazz club. With that, we thought we'd share a tour of… more

Isle of Capri Casino Trading Hands, Planned for Overhaul

Eldorado Resorts, which is in the process of buying Harrah's North Kansas City as part of its bigger agreement to purchase Caesar's Entertainment, is now selling Isle of Capri Casino.  The sale is to Providence, R.I.-based Twin River Worldwide Holdings,… more

YMCA Veteran Mikos Named CEO

[caption id="attachment_22285" align="alignleft" width="246"] Mikos[/caption] John Mikos, chief operating officer of YMCA of Greater Kansas City since 2013, is the organization's new president and chief executive officer. He has been in an interim position in those roles since March, when… more