Kansas May Have Won the Battle for Panasonic Plant

Gov. Laura Kelly has scheduled a 5 p.m. announcement in Topeka that may confirm reports in Japanese media saying Kansas has landed the Big One: Panasonic's $4 billion manufacturing plant that will produce batteries for electric vehicles. Media invitations to… 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

Leawood-based Stackify sells to IT company Netreo

Leawood-based Stackify LLC sold to Netreo Inc., a Huntington Beach, California, company that developed an award-winning platform for IT infrastructure management. Financial details were not disclosed.  Founded in 2012,  Stackify created developer-centric software for monitoring an application's performance, and detecting… more

Cerner EHR system rollout paused again

The Department of Veterans Affairs is pausing deployment activities for its new $16 billion Cerner EHR system at a second site until it has completed a strategic review of the project and shared the results with Congress. The VA first… more

Proposed Northland data center passes first wave of approval, incentive request

A push to construct a massive Northland data center campus is starting to gain momentum. Developers have begun the process of gaining an estimated $8.2 billion in incentives with an appearance after a Kansas City's Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee… more