Work Force Development


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

MU Professor Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

It was a day to remember in Tiger Town. Yesterday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that George Smith, MU Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, had won the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry. He is the first… 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

Donations Set New Business School Building in Motion at Park

Three donations from area foundations, totaling $1.8 million, will go toward construction of a new home for the school of business at Park University, the university announced today. Leading the way was the Overland Park-based Sunderland Foundation with a $1… more

MARC survey: Kansas Citians have good quality of life

Seventy-nine percent of Kansas City-area residents say their quality of life is good or excellent, according to a survey commissioned by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in partnership with the Mid-America Regional Council. This number is up from 74 percent… more