Transportaion


Study: A Hyperloop Connecting Kansas City to Columbia and St. Louis is Feasible

The future of transportation is among us. A new study by Black and Veatch and Olsson Associates confirms that a Hyperloop system connecting Kansas City to Columbia and St. Louis is, indeed, feasible. The system, which utilizes floating pods, carries… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

Overstock.com Leases Distribution Center in KCK

Another major retailer is set to open a distribution center in the Kansas City metro area, as Overstock.com announced it will put down roots in Kansas City, Kan. The online retailer, which sells everything from home goods to apparel and… more

NAFTA: Handling Uncertain Trading Times

Mexico is Kansas City’s second-largest export market after Canada, which means the stakes are high for our city as with the Trump administration's efforts to revise the North American Free Trade Act. With Kansas City companies exporting primarily automobile parts,… more

Riverfront Developments Gathering Momentum

Bar K Dog Bar, a dog park, bar and coffeehouse hybrid, officially opened this week on the western edge of the Berkley Riverfront Park. It is among three new developments hitting the area within three years–Union Berkley Riverfront luxury apartments… more

Lenexa Lands eCommerce Distribution Site

Economic-development officials today announced that eCommerce retailer Turn5 would open a new distribution center in Lenexa in October, with the potential to add 100 jobs in the area over by mid-2021. Turn5 will expand its national fulfillment operations with the… more

Amazon Delivers a Downer for KC

Kansas City will not be the home of the second headquarters for Amazon.  Bested by the likes of Boston, Chicago, Denver and Columbus, Ohio, the City of Fountains was left off the list of the 20 finalist cities for Amazon’s… more

James Seeks to Salvage KCI Project

Mayor Sly James addressed a week's worth of uncertainty over the fate of a new terminal at Kansas City Airport, issuing a statement this afternoon that called for a new round of negotiations between the city and the Maryland development… more

Builder Groups Issue Call for More Infrastructure Funding in Missouri

Years of recovery in the construction sector have benefitted residential and commercial building projects, but in terms of public infrastructure, Missouri in general--and Kansas City in particular--are among the states and metro areas with the biggest construction job losses over… more

J.D. Power Ranks KCI “About Average”

With all the talk about the need for a new "front door" for Kansas City--in the form of a single-terminal construct at KCI--and the countering claims that the airport's convenience factor vastly outweighs the need for change, J.D. Power release… more