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Is the U.S. Health-Care System Fixable With the ICHRA?

Den Bishop was talking about the state of the health-care system in the United States, and most of what he had to say was a downer. The president of Holmes Murphy & Associates, speaking in Kansas City this week, said… more

Bloch Family Keeps Giving, $21M Donation Goes to UMKC

Henry Bloch may have died earlier this year, but the H&R Block co-founder's spirit lives on in the world of philanthropy. The Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation is giving $21 million to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Foundation, focused… more

Burns & McDonnell Wins Army Corps of Engineers Contracts

Burns & McDonnell is ramping up its work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), having been awarded seven new indefinite service contracts with six different districts within the agency. One of the contracts is for work as prime… more

Kelly, Parson Sign Border War Agreement

Businesses expecting special tax incentives to make a move from South Kansas City to Overland Park, or from Lee's Summit to Lenexa, are out of luck. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson just signed an agreement between… more

Stifel Acquiring Core George K. Baum Business

George K. Baum & Company, a Kansas City-based investment bank focused on public finance and taxable fixed income sales and trading, is selling its core business functions to St. Louis-based Stifel Financial Corp. Baum's business specializes in underwriting and other… more

Gov. Parson Has a Democratic Challenger

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, a Democrat, has put her hat in the ring to challenge Republic Gov. Mike Parson for the office in the August of 2020 election. Galloway, from Columbia, late last month publicly asked Parson to take… more

Topeka Chosen For Animal Health/Ag Tech Accelerator Program

Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley-based firm that provides venture capital funds to startups, and had a role in the growth of Dropbox, PayPal and other ventures, named Topeka a startup accelerator city in the areas of animal health and… more

Cerner Teams With Developer to Offer Seniors Housing Care

Cerner Corp. is partnering with commercial real estate developer LifeCenters Communities, to offer health and wellness clinics within independent and assisted-living facilities. Called VIA Centers, these facilities will have primary care physicians, dieticians, chiropractors, fitness and health coaches, as well… more

Border War Not Quite Over: Hostess Moving Headquarters to Kansas

Politicians on both sides of the state line have said that they plan not to offer tax incentives to businesses moving their operations between Kansas and Missouri, but Hostess Brands has skirted those newly agreed-to rules, and management just announced… more

C2FO Completes $200M Funding Round

C2FO, a Leawood-based financial-technology firm, has secured a $200-million round of funding led by Toyko-based SoftBank, which owns a significant portion of Sprint, as well as major stakes in WeWork and Uber. C2FO, through a system of algorithms, pairs companies… more