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Elite Sports to Open 5 Facilities Across Kansas and Missouri

Olathe-based Elite Sports will open 5 youth sports facilities across the Kansas City Metro to tune of at $25 million investment.  The company says the facilities will bring more than 500 jobs to the KC metro area.   "Our new facilities… more

Supreme Court: States Can Collect Online Sales Taxes

In a 5-4 ruling on Thursday, the United State Supreme Court ruled that individual states have the right to force most online retailers to collect state sales tax.  This ruling overturned a previous ruling by the Supreme Court.   The original… more

MU Awarded $1 Million Grant

The University of Missouri has been selected as one of 33 colleges to receive a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  This is a five-year grant given to universities as part of the Inclusive Excellence initiative.  This… more

Billionaire Buffett Lends Clout to Kansas

When a man whose net worth is north of $80 billion makes a visit to your city, you pay attention.  Tuesday morning, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, alongside Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and GEICO Chairman Tony Nicely, helped announce the… more

Kehoe Appointed Lieutenant Governor

Governor Mike Parson has appointed Mike Kehoe (R) as the new Lieutenant Governor of the State of Missouri.  In the press release from the office of the Governor, Parson said, "The Lieutenant Governor position is an important position, not just… more

Birth Rate vs. Real Estate

Of all the economic impact related to the Millennial generation’s effect on the world, the latest one could hit you right in the mortgage. A recent article from Forbes suggested that this generation’s decision to delay having children—thus dropping the… more

Former Hallmark Exec Appointed to State Board of Education

Carol Hallquist, the former President of the Hallmark Corporate Foundation and founder of PrincipalsConnect, has been appointed to the Missouri State Board of Education by Governor Mike Parson.  She will be joined by fellow new-appointee, Peter Herschend, who is the… more

KC Design Company Announces Unique Partnership

Overland Park-based Facility Systems Inc. has entered into a unique partnership with Des Moines-based firm, Charrette Venture Group.  It is not a fee-based vendor partnership, rather CVG will provide services so FSI can grow and they will take a percentage… more

History Gets a Facelift in the Stockyards

For the second time in less than a month, the West Bottoms is in the news....because of progress. Tomorrow, the Golden Ox will officially reopen its doors inside the Historic Livestock Exchange building.  Just last month it was announced that… more

C2FO to Partner, Collaborate with Kansas State

Leawood-based C2FO is partnering directly with Kansas State University’s college of engineering to both help develop the computer science department and create a potential pipeline of trained employees in the future.  Created by Sandy Kemper, a member of both the… more