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Isle of Capri Casino Trading Hands, Planned for Overhaul

Eldorado Resorts, which is in the process of buying Harrah's North Kansas City as part of its bigger agreement to purchase Caesar's Entertainment, is now selling Isle of Capri Casino.  The sale is to Providence, R.I.-based Twin River Worldwide Holdings,… more

Wichita Firm Now Owns Sprint Campus

Wichita-based Occidental Management has closed on its purchase of the Sprint headquarters in Overland Park, according to an announcement on its Facebook page.  The deal, which closed for an unspecified amount (it is appraised at $342 million, according to Johnson… more

YMCA Veteran Mikos Named CEO

[caption id="attachment_22285" align="alignleft" width="246"] Mikos[/caption] John Mikos, chief operating officer of YMCA of Greater Kansas City since 2013, is the organization's new president and chief executive officer. He has been in an interim position in those roles since March, when… more

Chateau Avalon In Bed With Choice Hotels

Chateau Avalon, a 61-room hotel near the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with uniquely themed suites such as "Camelot" and "Tuscany," has entered into a partnership with Rockville, Md.-based Choice Hotels, in which the latter lists Avalon under its… more

Expect More Jackson County Property Tax Appeals

Property owners in Jackson County now have until July 29 to filed a property tax assessment appeal with the county. The prior deadline was today.The county has already received in excess of 21,000 appeals to property assessments that, in some… more

Langenkamp Out at EDCKC

Robert Langenkamp is stepping down as president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, effective July 8. His interim replacement is Greg Flisram, senior vice president of business and real estate development, who has been… more

Flooded Missouri Small Businesses Eligible for Fed Funds

The damaging floods in the region seem never ending this year, and property owners have certainly felt the pain.  For some small-business owners in the Kansas City, Mo., region, though, some of that might be abated. Non-farm and non-agricultural small… more

VIDEO: Play Up That You’re In Kansas City, Says TGS’ Payne

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRJeKjE1PXk[/embed] When giving advice to startups, Lenora Payne, chief executive officer and founder of Technology Group Solutions, tells them not to be afraid to mention Kansas City and the big corporations associated with the town when dealing with vendors and… more

Kansas City Rent Growth Lower Than U.S. Average

[caption id="attachment_22245" align="alignleft" width="460"] Arterra, a luxury high rise in the Crossroads, has spaces for rent.[/caption] Here's some good news for residential renters and not-as-good-news for landlords: Kansas City rent growth year over year rose 2.8 percent, below the national… more

Jackson County Legislature Strongly Disputes Property Tax Hikes

Thousands of Jackson County residents received an unwanted surprise in the mail this month in the form of a county assessment letter valuing their properties.  Since then, there have been stories of enormous assessed-value increases. In some cases, they more… more