Increased Electric Vehicle Demand, $40M To Help Kansas EV Infrastructure

Posted August 17, 2023 Kansas residents who drive electric vehicles are in demand of more fueling stations and the demand will only continue to grow, however, plans are in place to remedy the situation. Tami Alexander—transportation electrification manager with the… more

PayIt Extends Reach in GovTech Space

Kansas City financial tech company PayIt, which provides payment-processing services for state and local governments, has reached an agreement to acquire a Nashville company that delivers similar services for licensing and permitting functions of recreational activities like hunting and fishing.… more

Panasonic in DeSoto: And So It Begins . . .

Gov. Laura Kelly and Lt. Gov. David Toland flanked Kazuo Tadanobu, president and CEO of Panasonic Energy of North America, and other dignitaries as the dirt began to fly on the battery-plant construction site.   Public officials, local dignitaries, economic-development… more

Kansas Wins Battle for Panasonic Plant

Gov. Laura Kelly confirmed that Kansas has landed the Big One: Panasonic's $4 billion manufacturing plant that will produce batteries for electric vehicles. Her office confirmed a report in Nikkei Asia that Kansas had edged out Oklahoma in the fierce… more

Meta Goes Mega With KC Data Center

Meta Platforms, the company most everyone on the planet still knows as Facebook, announced today that it would spend $800 million to occupy nearly 1 million square feet of space in a Northland data-center complex. Company officials, along with state… more

More Data Center Operations Coming to KC

With Kansas City already targeted as home for the world’s largest data-center operations, another player is suiting up to get into that game: An operating unit of Google has added more than 235 acres to a nearly 80-acre plot it… more

Cerner sells for $28.3 billion

North Kansas City-based Cerner Corporation will soon be taken over by Austin-based software giant Oracle, according to a Dec. 20 news release. The $28.3 billion acquisition is anticipated to complete before the end of 2022 and will become Oracle’s largest… more

State incentives will fuel hiring at Torch.AI

An artificial intelligence company based in the Kansas City suburb of Leawood, Kansas, plans to add nearly 500 new high-paying jobs to the region over the next five years. Torch.AI’s expansion was announced Friday. The company provides high-speed processing of large… more

Olathe-based NIC, Inc. finalizes cash sale to Tyler Technologies


Metro tech startup receives $41M capital infusion

Overland Park-based Replica experienced explosive revenue growth last year, and now it’s generating another win: raising $41 million in Series B funding.  San Francisco-based venture capital firm Founders Fund led the round and was joined by existing investors such as… more