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Kansas City Scores Major Win with Two Ag Dept. Sites

Kansas City has secured two highly prized federal agencies that have been reviewing relocation sites nationwide: The Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service  and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The Kansas City Area Development Council announced that decision with a… more

Academy Bank Parent Purchases KCB Bank

[caption id="attachment_22007" align="alignleft" width="480"] KCB Bank headquarters, in Kearney.[/caption] Academy Bank is growing in the Northland with the purchase off KCB Bank and its six branches there in various cities, as well as Bonner Springs. Dickinson Financial Corp. (DFC), Academy's… more

Sprint Brings 5G to Kansas City, Other Cities

Kansas City is one of five metro areas nationally to have a 5G network operated by Sprint. The announcement came today during a presentation by company CEO Michel Combes and others. Sprint's Kansas City 5G network covers 625,000 people and… more

The 2019 Ingram’s 100: Food for Thought

Agribusiness-heavy at the top, the Ingram’s 100 list is remade after some of Kansas City’s largest private companies are acquired by national and global enterprises.        As if anyone needed evidence of Kansas City’s role in the worldwide… more

Kansas City Zillow Home-Sale Listings Plummet in April From Last Year

The number of Kansas City homes listed on realty Web site Zillow dropped dramatically in April from the same same month last year, according to the firm's monthly Real Estate Market Report. Listings here fell 24.1 percent from April 2018,… more

Peggy Schmitt, North KC Hospital CEO, Retiring

Peggy Schmitt, president and chief executive officer of North Kansas City Hospital and Meritas Health, is retiring from her duties, which she has held since 2012, by the end of the year. “The opportunities that I have had to serve… more

Logistics Park KC Lands Hostess in Tight Industrial Climate

Logistics Park Kansas City will be the home to Hostess Brands’ main distribution center as industrial vacancy rates in the area are tightening and strong leasing activity continues. Hostess is moving its distribution operations from Illinois to the Edgerton industrial… more

Joe Close Promoted to President at Country Club Bank

Country Club Bank recently announced several executive personnel changes, the biggest being Joe Close's promotion to president, in an increasingly competitive Kansas City banking environment. Close, formerly Metro regional president and chair of the regional presidents' council, takes the title… more

Henry Bloch, 1922-2019: Remembering a Modest Legend and War Hero

[embed]https://youtu.be/2S083A6E2AA[/embed] In 2017, Ingram's named Henry Bloch Philanthropist of the Year. During a celebration of the award, several speakers paid tribute, including colleagues and friends. The H&R Block co-founder and continuous giver to the community, told the audience that he… more

Hyperloop CEO Still High on Missouri

If you want to get to St. Louis in 30 minutes, you're going to have to wait a while. Virgin Hyperloop One, the company proposing magnetic high-speed transit systems around the world at speeds of up to 760 miles per… more