Work Force Development


UMKC, Bloch Foundations Roll Out $20 Million Scholarship Program

Since his arrival on the UMKC campus last summer, Chancellor Mauli Agrawal has talked about the need for the university to increase both its enrollment and the numbers of graduates entering the regional work force. Today, UMKC backed up that… more

Opportunity Knocks

In his 2012 book titled “The Laws of Opportunity,” Suoyo Aganaba wrote that “opportunity most often presents itself as a problem that demands a solution.” It’s just possible, then, that the economic-development incentives built into the tax reforms of 2017… more

Missouri, Kansas Release 2017 Workplace Fatality Census Data

The Missouri and Kansas Departments of Labor have released census data regarding the number of workplace fatalities in each state during 2017. Below is the breakdown detailing each of the states’ numbers.   Missouri There was a total of 125… more

Prime Digital Academy is Expanding to Kansas City

Three thousand tech jobs went unfilled in Kansas City during 2018 - In response to this apparent tech talent shortage, Prime Digital Academy is set to open its second campus in KC with the hope of “[bringing] more diverse talent… more

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Conducts Study on Black Women Business Startups

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has released a report on black women business startups. According to the report, it is crucial to study this group of business owners because the number of businesses owned by black women in… more

ChowNow to Open Office in KC Area, Add 100 Jobs to the Region

A Los Angeles-based company has jumped on the Midwestern bandwagon. ChowNow announced today it will open a new office in the Kansas City area and will add 100 jobs to the region. Kansas City beat out other highly competitive markets… more

Garmin Celebrates Growth Milestones

Garmin is commemorating the fact it has simultaneously sold more than 200 million of its GPS navigation/wearable technology products and also opened the first phase of its headquarter expansion in Olathe. According to a release from the company, the 750,000-square-foot… more

Fortune: McCownGordon Ranked as Best Mid-Sized Company to Work For

Fortune has released its rankings of the top 100 Best Medium Size Companies to Work for. Coming in at number 19 is Kansas City-based McCownGordon Construction. This recognition spotlights a company that others can take a lesson from in regards… more

New $300 Million Project Proposed for the Former Great Mall Site

Life is finally returning to the land where the Great Mall of the Great Plains once stood in Olathe. Woodbury Corporation announced that it will propose to redevelop the site as a $300 million mixed-use property. With the name Mentum,… more

Report: Hill’s Pet Nutrition Mentioned as Top Vendor in the Global Prescription Pet Food Market

The Midwest is home to a slew of notable headquarters spanning various sectors. Kansas City alone claims JE Dunn, Burns & McDonnell, Dairy Farmers of America and AMC, just to name a few. And right down the road in Kansas’… more