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Auditor: Visit KC Needs More Accountability

The City Auditor's Office has released a report saying that Visit KC, the city's economic development agency devoted to promoting tourism, is not reporting its finances in a way that gives a clear picture of how it spends money. Visit… more

Strata Office Tower Proposal Could Face City Council Today

The City Council could today vote on a long-planned Downtown office tower known as Strata, a 250,000-square-foot development at the southwest corner of 13th and Main streets. It is across the street from the world headquarters of H&R Block, which… more

DFA May Acquire Dean Foods Assets

Dairy Farmers of America, the largest private company by revenue based in the Kansas City area, might get bigger. The Kansas City, Kan.-based national cooperative is reportedly in talks to buy all of the assets of Dallas-based dairy products producer… more

Blue KC Considers Headquarters Move

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City might move its headquarters from its current location, at 2301 Main St. Renovation of the existing facility, which was built in 1979, is also a possibility, as the building is "not adequately… more

Creative Planning Grows Overland Park Headquarters Campus

Wealth-management firm Creative Planning is set to break ground on its Overland Park headquarters-campus expansion. The company is adding 108,000 square feet to its footprint, bringing the total square footage to 335,750 square feet. Creative Planning moved into its current… more

Lenexa-Based Big-Data Firm Yotabites Bought

Lenexa-based Yotabites, a tech firm specializing in big-data management, has been acquired by digital-engineering company PK, which is based in Portland, Ore. "We're thrilled to be joining a global company that will grow our ability to drive tangible business results… more

Lockton Taps Company Veteran Clune as New CEO

Peter Clune will be the next chief executive officer of with Lockton, Inc., world's largest independently owned private insurance brokerage, starting in May. A 13-year company veteran, he's currently president and chief operating officer, and he'll succeed Ron Lockton, who… more

Kansas’ Biggest and Costliest Export? Its Talent.

Kansas is great at educating its young people and getting them prepared for the work force. But when they leave for other states, Kansas employers are stuck looking for talent. "Our most valuable export is our educated kids to companies… more

Sprint Losses Near $400M So Far This Year

Sprint Corp. reported a net loss of $274 million during its fiscal-year second quarter, bringing its year-to-date total losses to $393 million. That's quite a contrast from the same period last year, when Sprint earned $380 million. The company recently… more

United Country Real Estate Affiliate Grows in Florida

United Real Estate, a residential brokerage firm that is a sister firm of Kansas City-based United Country Real Estate, has acquired a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Charles Rutenberg Realty, adding about 1,000 professionals based in South Florida to its national network. … more