Destination Kansas City 2018


Destination Kansas City 2018: Digital Edition

Ingram's 2018 Edition of Destination Kansas City is on newsstands, and with this digital edition, you can take the publication with you anywhere. Within this issue you'll find pieces that speak to the economic development of Kansas City, including a…more

Welcome to Kansas City: Transformation in Progress

AN ENTIRE URBAN COMMUNITY IS BEING RECREATED RIGHT BEFORE OUR VERY EYES.  Say what you will about the Keynesian power of public dollars to jump-start business activity, and perhaps even create new business sectors, but what’s happening in Kansas City…more

Business Culture

On Fertile Ground

THERE ARE GOOD REASONS WHY COMPANIES THRIVE—AND STAY—IN KC There are two ways to classify major corporations that call the Kansas City region home: Companies that are major employers here, and companies that have big-time revenues. Granted, employment and revenues…more

Leading Industries

KANSAS CITY HAS NEVER RELIED ON A SINGLE INDUSTRY OR SECTOR FOR ITS SUCCESS. IT'S A CITY THAT WAS DIVERSIFYING BEFORE DIVERSIFICATION WAS COOL.  Agribusiness always has been and always will be a large part of Kansas City’s commercial identity.…more

Business Climate and Economic Conditions

WHAT MAKES FOR AN IDEAL BUSINESS LOCATION? IT HELPS TO KNOW THE BASICS. Writing for the Economic Policy Institute back in 2005, Peter Fisher explored the relationship between business-oriented public policy and rankings purporting to gauge the business friendliness of…more

A Productive Work Force

SKILLED, MOTIVATED AND RELIABLE—ATTRIBUTES THAT DEFINE WORKERS HERE. Some day, some plucky member of Congress might convince the bean-counters at the Bureau of Labor Statistics that it would be a good idea to gather and release data on work-force productivity…more

Features

Greater Kansas City Economic Development Report

KANSAS CITY LOOKS TO THE NEXT BIG THING. Let’s see . . . convention hotel? Check. Streetcar-line development? Check. A rebuilt KCI? Check-—well, almost, anyway; it’s in the works. With a Downtown makeover well under way, Kansas City has much…more

New Life in the Sciences

KANSAS CITY HAS ENJOYED AN EXPLOSION IN MEDICAL RESEARCH IN RECENT YEARS, REFLECTED BY A SRUGE IN CLINICAL TRIALS.  The numbers tell the story. While many cities dream of securing a more prominent role in the nation’s life-sciences realm, the…more

Must Dos in Kansas City

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 4525 Oak St. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Free www.nelson-atkins.org, (816) 751-1278 No, there is not a supersized badminton match transpiring. You’re looking at one of the most famous sights in Kansas City: the…more

Eight Factors That Fit KC to a ‘T’

Centrality - If not for the Wright brothers, would the term “flyover country” have ever come about? For a hundred years, KC has battled that label, but lookie-lookie: Kansas City is one of the hottest locales in the country for…more

Why Kansas City?

THERE ARE MANY REASONS - ALL OF THEM GOOD - TO OPERATE A BUSINESS IN KANSAS CITY, TO WORK HERE, RAISE A FAMILY AND PUT DOWN ROOTS. BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS, IT'S GOOD FOR MORE THAN THE BOTTOM LINE.…more

Market Tidbits

• Two metros, one region: Like two stars held in place by gravity, two major urban centers define Kansas City— a larger metropolis in Missouri and a smaller counterpart on the Kansas side. • Civil-War history buffs will immediately recognize…more

Lifestyles

Entertainment and Culture

KANSAS CITY IS A ROCKING SCENE, BUT TRUE CULTURAL DEPTH ABOUNDS, AS WELL.  When people think about arts and culture, they typically think of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or Austin. Coastal cities are always kept in mind as epicenters…more

Hospitality and Tourism

WINING, DINING, WEEKEND SPORTS, SHOPPING OR JUST DOING BUSINESS: WHEN YOU’RE IN KC, THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF ATTRACTIONS BIDDING FOR YOUR TIME. Kansas City has no lack of activities for visitors, but even with millions coming here each year, many…more

Quality of Life

IN A REGION AS BIG AND DIVERSE AS KANSAS CITY, WHETHER IT’S VALUE, CULTURE, EDUCATION, RECREATION OR FAMILY, THERE IS SOMETHING THAT RESONATES WITH EVERY RESIDENT AND SAYS, ‘THIS IS HOME.’ The Midwest is home to more than 65 million…more

Reasons to Choose

Healthcare and Community Services

KANSAS CITY ENJOYS AN ABUNDANCE, NOT AN EMBARRASSMENT, OF RICHES WITH ITS NETWORK OF MEDICAL FACILITIES, INCLUDING LIFE-SCIENCES RESEARCH HOSPITALS. The most recent hospital-admissions statistics in the Kansas City region showed that the 25 largest institutions admitted more than 300,000…more

Education

THE REGIONAL ECONOMY HUMS TO THE TUNE OF HIGH-PERFORMING INSTITUTIONS. To live and do business in Kansas City is to be part of a bifurcated culture. The intersection of 20th Street and Main, just south of the heart of Downtown,…more

Real Estate Values

WHETHER IT'S YOUR HOME OR YOUR BUSINESS, YOU CAN REAP THE REWARDS OF OWNERSHIP HERE - WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK.  Nine years. That’s how long it took aggregate housing prices in the Kansas City market to climb back up after…more

Cost of Living

KANSAS CITY HAS LONG HELD AN EDGE OVER OTHER METRO REGIONS WITH ITS AFFORDABILITY. RECENT CHANGES HAVE STRENGTHENED THAT KEY ATTRIBUTE. It is a symbol of civic and business pride we call The Kansas City Value Proposition. And it works…more

Prime Location

GETTING TO KNOW KANSAS CITY MEANS COVERING A LOT OF GROUND. PRODUCTIVE GROUND.  So you want to know about Kansas City, do you? Well, for starters, you need to know that there are two of them: The bigger one is…more

Transportation and Infrastructure

WHEN YOU'RE IN KANSAS CITY, IF YOU'RE NOT HOME, YOU'RE NOT FAR FROM IT. AND LOGISTICS COMPANIES ARE BUILDING ON THAT POTENTIAL.  For years, Kansas City’s well-known interstate access came through its connections to I-35, I-70 and I-29, all vital…more