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Grimy, Glorious, Gone. The Divergent Paths of 7 Train Stations - The New York Times
The middle of the country has a tortured romance with its train stations, often grandiose structures that shaped local history but stopped serving a purpose. The announcement this summer that Detroit’s crumbling train terminal — among the best-known symbols of that city’s decline — would be turned into futuristic offices brought new attention to the problem of what to do with aging depots.
rail  midwest  urban-revitalization  adaptive-re-use  Around-the-web  this-week-437  detroit  Cincinnati  ohio  kansas-city  joplin  missouri  arkansas 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Opinion: Harley-Davidson is closing its KC plant. Who's to blame? - The Kansas City Star
Keeping existing companies often attracts less attention. The Kansas City Harley-Davidson plant, with 800 workers, slipped through everyone’s fingers.
missouri  kansas-city  harley-davidson  plant-closings  opinion  Around-the-web  this-week-411  automotive-industry  industry-reports 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
American Marksman Expands Manufacturing Operations In Independence, Missouri - Area Development
American Marksman, LLC, a distributor of bullets of varying calibers, is expanding its manufacturing plant in Independence, Missouri. The company plans to create 65 new advanced manufacturing positions, with significant growth expected in the coming years in the Kansas City region.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  missouri  midwest  jobs  ammunition  firearms  advanced-manufacturing  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  kansas-city 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Amazom.com Plans Additional Distribution Center In Kansas City, Kansas - Area Development
Amazon.com will locate a second distribution facility in Kansas City, Kansas. The company will add an 855,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment center that will ultimately employ more than 1,000 associates.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Kansas  kansas-city  plains  plains-states  amazon  e-commmerce  ecommerce  distribution-facility  distribution  jobs  fulfillment-center  logistics 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Virgin Mobile Chooses Kansas City, Missouri, For Headquarters - Area Development
Virgin Mobile USA announced today that it has selected Kansas City, Missouri, for the company’s new headquarters as it re-launches its brand under Sprint. The company plans to hire a wide range of 50 positions by the end of this year.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  kansas-city  missouri  midwest  headquarters  tech  high-tech  technical-center  virgin  sprint  jobs 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Burns & McDonnell Opens Anchor Facility At Its Kansas City, Missouri, Campus - Area Development
Burns & McDonnell opened its new four-story, 310,000 square foot anchor building, on a 17.5-acre site adjacent to its famed Ward Parkway corridor in Kansas City, Missouri.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  missouri  midwest  kansas-city 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
The Fight for Jobs Intensifies Between Kansas and Missouri - GOVERNING
In major metropolitan areas, using tax incentives to lure businesses from one part of the region to another can sometimes seem like a big family fight. In the Washington, D.C., area, for instance, several jurisdictions are vying to become the new headquarters of the FBI, which is currently located in the district.
this-week-353  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  Kansas  missouri  Washington-DC  mid-atlantic  midwest  plains  virginia  south-atlantic  maryland  kansas-city 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Episode 699: Why Did The Job Cross The Road? - NPR
States across the country are at war right now. A war over jobs. They are competing with each other to get companies to move within their borders. Politicians love to call this "job creation."
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  job-poaching  kansas-city  missouri  Kansas  midwest  plains  economic-development  site-selection 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Forget St. Louis: Kansas City Keeps Indianapolis In Its Sights - KCUR
When it comes to metros that Kansas City considers its competition for business, population growth, conventions and prestige: Forget about St. Louis. We left that rivalry behind in the last century.
this-week-351  Around-the-web  Matt  kansas-city  st-louis  indiana  indianapolis  missouri  midwest  Metros 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Grupo Antolin Signs Lease for Manufacturing Facility In Kansas City, Missouri’s Hunt Midwest’s SubTropolis - Area Development
Grupo Antolin, the world’s top maker of vehicle headliners, signed a lease for 36,000 square feet in Hunt Midwest’s SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex in Kansas City, Missouri. The company supplies headliners for Ford F-150s and Transit Vans and GM’s Chevrolet Malibu, as well as interior side panel package trays for both GM and Ford.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  kansas-city  missouri  automotive-industry  warehousing  warehouse-facility 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
High Tech Solutions Plans $14.4 Million Expansion In Lee’s Summit, Missouri - Area Development
Tech startup High Tech Solutions, a growing manufacturer of aerospace machined components and assemblies, is investing $14.4 million in a new production center southeast of Kansas City, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  missouri  midwest  Aerospace  manufacturing  kansas-city  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based Multivac Plans $6.9 Million Expansion Of Its Kansas City, Missouri, Headquarters - Area Development
Multivac, a global leader in packaging solutions for food, medical, consumer and industrial products based in Germany, will undergo a $6.9 million expansion of its U.S. headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. The company expects to create up to 50 new jobs over the next few years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  kansas-city  midwest  missouri  jobs  packaging  food-industry  medical-device  consumer-goods  industrial-sector  headquarters  advanced-manufacturing  FDI  location-USA 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Logoplaste Invests $35 Million To Expand Kansas City, Missouri, Manufacturing Hub - Area Development
Portugal-based plastic bottle manufacturer Logoplaste will invest $35 million to expand its facility in Kansas City, Missouri. The expansion will make it the company’s new U.S. manufacturing and distribution hub. The expansion is expected to create 110 new jobs over the next five years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  kansas-city  missouri  midwest  location-USA  FDI  manufacturing  plastics  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Unite Private Networks Expands Headquarters At Kansas City, Missouri’s Zona Rosa Tech Hub - Area Development
Unite Private Networks, a provider of high-bandwidth, fiber-based, communications networks and services, is expanding its headquarters to a 15,000-square-foot operations center at the 500,000-square-foot Zona Rosa mixed-use tech hub and urban center in Kansas City, Missouri.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  missouri  kansas-city  headquarters  high-tech  midwest  tech  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Commonwealth Plans Production Center In Kansas City, Missouri - Area Development
Commonwealth, Inc., a full-service third party logistics company specializing in providing public warehousing and contract warehousing solutions, will open a new operation in metro Kansas City, Missouri. The company plans to invest $3.5 million in a 101,567-sq.-ft. facility.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  missouri  midwest  kansas-city  logistics  supply-chain  warehousing  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
MMC Contractors National Expands Kansas City, Missouri, Operations Complex - Area Development
MMC Contractors National Inc., a company that specializes in building large and complex projects, is creating 42 new high-paying jobs as a result of a more than $3 million expansion in Kansas City, Missouri.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  missouri  midwest  jobs  kansas-city  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
S&S Activewear Locates Shipping-Distribution Hub In Olathe, Kansas - Area Development
S&S Activewear, a national promotional apparel wholesaler, will locate a 473,000 square foot shipping, receiving and distribution center at I-35 Logistics Park in Olathe, Kansas. The company plans to create 200 jobs in the Kansas City region.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Kansas  plains  plains-states  apparel  jobs  kansas-city  distribution-facility  distribution-centers  textiles-clothing-industries 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Underground Industrial Facilities Rise in Popularity - NREI
Underground warehousing and manufacturing facilities, primarily centered in the Kansas City, Mo. market, are undergoing an unprecedented development boom due to the current demand/supply imbalance.
data-centers  warehouse-facility  facility-planning  kansas-city  regional-reports  Around-the-web  industrial-real-estate  this-week-324 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Excel Industries To Open Facility At Logistics Park Kansas City - Area Development
Excel Industries Inc. will open a facility at Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, Kansas. The turf care product manufacturer plans to create 200 new jobs at LPKC.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  kansas-city  Kansas  plains  jobs  distribution-centers  distribution-facility  warehouse-facility  manufacturing 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
CertainTeed Expands Its Manufacturing Plant In Kansas City, Kansas - Area Development
CertainTeed Corporation will expand its manufacturing facility by creating more than 70 new jobs during the next three years in Kansas City, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas-city  kansas  manufacturing  plains  jobs 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Ceva Animal Health Plans Warehousing And Distribution Center In Kansas City, Missouri - Area Development
A veterinary pharmaceutical company, Ceva Animal Health signed a five-year lease to occupy 72,000 square feet of warehousing and distribution space in Hunt Midwest SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex in Kansas City, Missouri.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  missouri  midwest  kansas-city  pharmaceuticals  warehouse-facility  distribution-facility  life-sciences  subtropolis 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Dairy Farmers of America Plans to Cross the State Line to New KCK Headquarters - The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star
Dairy Farmers of America announced plans Tuesday to build a $30 million headquarters in Kansas City, Kan., ending 16 years in Missouri and renewing cries of a border war.
site-selection  economic-development  missouri  kansas  midwest  plains  kansas-city  headquarters  this-week-292  around-the-web  taxes-incentives 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
ReallyGoodStuff.com To Locate E-commerce Fulfillment Center In Kansas City, Missouri - Area Development
ReallyGoodStuff.com will locate its new e-commerce fulfillment center in Kansas City, Missouri. The expansion project includes a $3.36 million capital investment and is expected to create 44 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas-city  missouri  midwest  jobs  ecommerce  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  fulfillment-center 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Littler Relocates Global Services Center-Corporate Divisions To Kansas City, Missouri - Area Development
Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, announced today the relocation of its Global Services Center and several corporate departments to Kansas City, Missouri.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas-city  missouri  midwest 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Kubota Tractor Corporation Plans Parts Distribution Hub In Edgerton, Kansas - Area Development
Kubota Tractor Corporation, the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and equipment, will open a nearly 450,000-sq.-ft. parts distribution center at Logistics Park Kansas City, a 1,500-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development in Edgerton, Kansas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kansas  plains-states  distribution-centers  distribution-facility  warehouse-facility  kansas-city 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
The Nerdery Plans Its Kansas City, Missouri, Operations Hub - Area Development
A tech company that creates custom interactive technology, The Nerdery will expand its operations center by relocating to a larger facility in the historic Western Union Building at 100 E. 7th St., with plans to add 100 new associates to its current staff of 33 over the next five years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  missouri  kansas-city  midwest  high-tech  technology  jobs 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Sungevity Plans Kansas City, Missouri, Hub For Sales-Service Center - Area Development
Sungevity, Inc., a global provider of residential solar services, selected Kansas City, Missouri, as the location for the company’s new sales and service center.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  missouri  midwest  kansas-city  solar  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
XPO Logistics Opens $1.2 Million Freight Brokerage Office In Kansas City, Missouri - Area Development
XPO Logistics opened its new $1.2 million freight brokerage office in Kansas City, Missouri, with plans to create up to 125 new jobs in The Show-Me-State.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  missouri  midwest  logistics  freight-logistics  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  kansas-city 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Custom Truck & Equipment Plans More Than $7 Million Expansion At National Headquarters In Kansas City, Missouri - Area Development
Custom Truck & Equipment is expanding its national headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, adding two new structures totaling 186,000 square feet. The expansion project, which is scheduled to be completed by June of next year, includes a $7,050,000 capital investment and is expected to create 43 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  headquarters  jobs  missouri  midwest  kansas-city  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
FoodService Warehouse To Establish Underground Warehouse 100-Feet Below Kansas City, Missouri - Area Development
FoodService Warehouse plans to locate a newly designed 475,000 square foot distribution center underground when it moves into SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex located about 100 feet below Kansas City, Missouri.
area-development-news  matt  economic-development  site-selection  kansas-city  missouri  midwest  subtropolis  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Missouri Seeks Cease-Fire in Kansas City Border War - Good Jobs First
A bill signed this week by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has the potential to solve one aspect of the wasteful jobs border war currently ravaging the Kansas City metropolitan economy: the use of state subsidies to fuel intra-regional business relocations.
economic-development-news  kansas  missouri  kansas-city  regional-reports  this-week-269  around-the-web  government-policy 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Missouri Offers Truce in Kansas Business Battle - LJWorld.com
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Tuesday that he said could offer a truce to Kansas in a costly battle between the two states using lucrative tax breaks to lure businesses in the Kansas City region across the state line.
economic-development  taxes-incentives  missouri  kansas-city  kansas  midwest  plains  matt  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Targeted Metrics Invests $5.8 Million To Establish Headquarters-Operations Center In Kansas City, Missouri - Area Development
Targeted Metrics, an information and services company, selected Kansas City, Missouri, as the location for its new headquarters and sales operations center. The company’s expansion project includes a $5.8 million capital investment and the creation of up to 535 new jobs over the next two years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  missouri  midwest  kansas-city  jobs  headquarters  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
DataBank Holdings, Ltd. Plans 88,000 Square Foot Colocation Data Center In Eagan, Minnesota - Area Development
DataBank Holdings, Ltd., a leading super-regional provider of data center colocation and managed services with facilities in Dallas, Kansas City, and Minneapolis, plans to develop a state-of-the-art, multi-tenant colocation data center in Eagan, Minnesota.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  data-centers  minnesota  midwest  dallas  kansas-city  minneapolis 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Australia-Based Jurox Pty Ltd Selects Kansas City, Missouri, As New United States Headquarters - Area Development
Jurox Pty Ltd, an Australian-based veterinary pharmaceutical company, is expanding to North America and has selected Kansas City, Missouri, as its U.S. headquarters. The company’s expansion to Missouri will include a $741,000 capital investment and is expected to create 13 new, full time jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  missouri  midwest  kansas-city  biotech  life-sciences  pharmaceuticals  headquarters  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  location-usa  fdi 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
MindMixer Locates National Headquarters In Kansas City, Missouri - Area Development
An online hosted engagement software company, MindMixer will establish its national headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. The company already operates a small local office in the city, but will invest more than $1.5 million to create new jobs in the information technology, software and programming field.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  missouri  kansas-city  midwest  jobs  information-technology  software  headquarters  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Google's testing Kansas City waters for small-business Fiber service - Silicon Prairie News
Google Fiber for business seems to be coming closer to fruition. Some Kansas City businesses received emails this week saying Google will do a pilot program for small businesses in the area in exchange for feedback
google-fiber  kansas-city  ICT  this-week-258  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Sedgwick LLP Invests $4.6 Million In Kansas City, Missouri, Global Administrative Center - Area Development
International law firm Sedgwick LLP will invest $4.6 million to open a new administration center where it will consolidate its global operations in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, with plans to create 100 jobs during the next five years.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  area-development-news  missouri  midwest  jobs  law  kansas-city  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Kansas City, Missouri, Board Of Trade Building Sold With 53 Percent Occupancy - Area Development
The famous 165,714 square foot Kansas City Board of Trade building located at 4800 Main Street on Kansas City, Missouri’s Country Club Plaza has been sold to Mariner Real Estate Management in an all-cash transaction of which terms were not disclosed.
economic-development  kansas-city  missouri  midwest  area-development-news  matt 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Aviation Technical Services Invests $7 Million In Maintenance Facility At Kansas City, Missouri, International Airport - Area Development Online
Aviation Technical Services will invest upwards of $7 million in a new 607,000-sq.-ft. facility at the KCI Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Base at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. ATS plans to create more than 500 new jobs during the next three to five years with potential for 1,000 employees over time.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  aerospace  kansas-city  missouri  jobs 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Clockwork Architecture Design Doubles Its Kansas City, Missouri, Production Center - Area Development Online
Clockwork Architecture + Design will invest almost $1.04 million to expand its production center, by doubling its office facility in Kansas City, Missouri.
area-development-news  economic-development  site-selection  matt  kansas-city  missouri  incentives-mention  architecture 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
France-based BIME Analytics Opens North American Headquarters In Kansas City, Missouri - Area Development Online
BIME Analytics, a France-based business intelligence technology company, will open its new North American headquarters in Kansas City. Missouri. The company will invest $390,200 to locate in Kansas City’s Crossroads District, with plans to hire 44 new employees within the next five years.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  kansas-city  missouri  headquarters  location-usa  fdi  jobs  technology  taxes-incentives 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Spain-based Grupo Antolin North America Invests More Than $15.7 Million In Kansas City, Missouri, Manufacturing Facility - Area Development Online
Spain-based Grupo Antolin North America will invest more than $15.7 million in a 150,000 square-foot automotive manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Missouri, initially to supply Ford’s Assembly Plant, creating an estimated 118 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  kansas-city  missouri  location-usa  fdi  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  jobs  automotive-industry  taxes-incentives 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Suitable Technologies Opens Kansas City, Missouri, Offices - Area Development Online
Suitable Technologies, a California-based technology company, plans to open a support center in Kansas City, Missouri.
economic-development  site-selection  kansas-city  missouri  technology  matt 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Statson Pharmaceuticals Establishes New Brand, KC Specialty Therapeutics, In Kansas City, Kansas - Area Development Online
Stason Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is moving its brand division from Irvine, California to Kansas City, Kansas. The firm said it will establish a new entity, KC Specialty Therapeutics, to focus on research and development of new chemical entities for humans.
kansas-city  biotech  research&development  california  economic-development  site-selection  pharmaceuticals  kansas  matt 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
LightEdge Solutions Invests Almost $58.4 Million To Open Regional Office In Kansas City, Missouri - Area Development Online
LightEdge Solutions, a colocation and information technology company owned by Anschutz Investment Company, will open a regional office at the SubTropolis Technology Center in Kansas City, Missouri.The company plans to make a $58.4 Million capital investment and create 21 jobs.
jobs  kansas-city  taxes-incentives  info-tech  economic-development  jobs-ohio  site-selection  matt  mississippi 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
US Engineering Invests $2.8 Million To Expand In Kansas City, Missouri - Area Development Online
A mechanical construction company, U.S. Engineering, invested $2.8 million to expand its Kansas City, Missouri, manufacturing facility, as part of a project that is expected to create 85 jobs.
jobs  missouri  kansas-city  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt  construction 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Barton Nelson Invests $15.4 Million To Expand Its Kansas City, Missouri, Campus - Area Development Online
Barton Nelson, a commercial printing firm, will invest more than $15.4 million to expand operations center, adding 5,000 square feet to its facility in Kansas City, Missouri, with plans to create 65 jobs over the next five years.
operations-center  jobs  missouri  kansas-city  taxes-incentives  printing  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Mail Print Consolidates Facilities To Its Kansas City, Missouri, Campus - Area Development Online
Mail Print, a full-service printing, marketing and mailing company, will relocate its Kansas City, Kansas and Independence, Missouri, facilities to its expanded campus in Kansas City, Missouri. The firm said its expansion includes a significant investment and plans to create 42 full-time jobs.
jobs  kansas-city  taxes-incentives  printing  economic-development  site-selection  matt  kansas 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Google or Not, Cities Pin Hopes on Gigabit Networks - Digital Communities
Smaller cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Tullahoma, Tenn., are popping up in headlines with announcements of their own gigabit fiber networks. Vermont Telephone Company made the news with an announcement of gigabit service availability for $35 a month. As more cities look to Chattanooga, Tenn. and the Google Fiber cities of Kansas City; Provo, Utah; and Austin, Texas, they see a future. These cities, full of hope to boost their local economies and reinvent themselves, want to be a part of the gigabit movement and all that goes with it.
metros  ICT  infrastructure  broadband  this-week-220  around-the-web  kansas-city  austin  provo  google-fiber 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
PQ Corporation Invests $120 million To Expand Its Kansas City, Kansas, Manufacturing Facility - Area Development Online
PQ Corporation, a leading producer of inorganic specialty performance chemicals and special custom catalysts, will invest $120 million to expand the manufacturing footprint at its Kansas City, Kansas, production facility.
manufacturing  jobs  kansas-city  chemicals-industry  economic-development  site-selection  matt  kansas 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Garney Construction, Invests $1.5 million to expand its Kansas City, Missouri, Manufacturing Facility - Area Development Online
A water and wastewater transmission and treatment construction company, Garney Construction, will invest $1.5 million to expand its operations in Kansas City, Missouri, with estimates of creating 40 full-time jobs.
manufacturing  jobs  missouri  kansas-city  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt  construction 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Ford Invests $1.1 Billion To Retool and Expand Its Kansas City, Missouri, Assembly Plant, Adding 2,000 Jobs - Area Development Online
Ford will add more than 2,000 jobs at its Kansas City, Missouri, Assembly Plant to meet demand for its Ford F-150 and planned production of its new Ford Transit. Ford said it is investing $1.1 billion to retool and expand the facility for production of both the F-150 and Transit, including a 437,000 square foot stamping facility and a 78,000 square foot paint shop.
jobs  missouri  automotive-industry  kansas-city  economic-development  site-selection  ford  assembly-plant  matt 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Adrian Steel Invests $4.7 Million In Kansas City, Missouri, Manufacturing Center - Area Development Online
Adrian Steel, an automotive supply company that specializes in producing commercial van interiors, will be making a $4.7 million capital investment to develop a new manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Missouri, creating 39 new jobs.
manufacturing  jobs  automotive-industry  missouri  kansas-city  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt  steel-industry 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
New Metal Panel To Open Manufacturing Center in Kansas City, Kansas - Area Development Online
Metal Panels Inc., a manufacturer of metal panels and accessories for the metal roofing and metal building industry, will open a 35,000 square-foot manufacturing center in Kansas City, Kansas, creating 23 new jobs during the next five years.
manufacturing  jobs  kansas-city  metal-fabrication  economic-development  site-selection  kansas  matt 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
GM Begins Construction On $600 Million In Upgrades At Its Kansas City, Kansas Manufacturing Facility - Area Development Online
General Motors began construction on a new, 450,000-square-foot, bi-level paint shop at its Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant, part of a $600 million investment at its Kansas City, Kansas plant, where workers build the Buick LaCrosse and Chevy Malibu.
manufacturing  gm  automotive-industry  kansas-city  general-motors  economic-development  site-selection  kansas  matt 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Report Identifies Top Job-Poaching States - GOVERNING
A new report by Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group Good Jobs First examines high-profile bidding wars in recent years, showing how far some governments will go to secure jobs.
illinois  new-jersey  kansas-city  texas  tennessee  georgia  economic-development  missouri  around-the-web  rhode-island  taxes-incentives  charlotte  kansas 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Telamon Corp. Expands Operation With The Opening Of A Kansas City, Kansas, Office Facility | Area Development Online
A firm that specializes in solutions for telecommunications, business transactions, energy, assembly and logistics for medical material, Telamon Corp., will make a capital investment of more than $500,000 to open an office in Kansas City, Kansas, where it plans to create 28 jobs in the next five years.
telecommunications  jobs  medical  kansas-city  economic-development  site-selection  logistics  kansas  matt 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
GM Invests $600 Million in Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Center In Kansas City, Kansas - Area Development Online
General Motors plans a $600-million investment at its Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant, in Kansas City, Kansas, including the construction of a new 450,000 square-foot paint shop, installation of a new stamping press and other upgrades.
gm  automotive-industry  kansas-city  general-motors  economic-development  site-selection  kansas  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Excel Linen Supply and Telemark move Kansas City, Kansas, Creating 165 Jobs - Area Development Online
Excel Linen Supply, a provider of linen products and services to the hospitality industry, and Telemark Inc., which delivers management services to Excel Linen, are moving to Kansas City, Kansas, creating more than 165 new jobs in the region.
economic-development  site-selection  kansas-city  kansas  matt  jobs  hospitality-industry 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Tech’s New (Geographical) Frontier - ‘Silicon Prairie’ - NYTimes.com
From Des Moines to Omaha to Kansas City — a region known more for its barns than its bandwidth — a start-up tech scene is burgeoning. Dozens of new ventures are laying roots each year, investors are committing hundreds of millions of dollars to them, and state governments are teaming up with private organizations to promote the growing tech community. They are calling it — what else? — the Silicon Prairie.
kansas-city  nebraska  omaha  missouri  kansas  around-the-web  This-Week-192  iowa  plains-states  regional-reports  industry-clusters  silicon-prairie  high-tech 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Emerging Innovations: Gig City, U.S.A. – Next American City
Right now, Kansas City, on both sides of the Kansas-Missouri line, is serving as a test bed for Google’s groundbreaking experiment in bringing ultra-high-speed Internet to homes at an affordable price.
around-the-web  This-Week-190  infrastructure  ICT  kansas-city  google-fiber  broadband 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Google Unveils Superfast Internet in Kansas City, Mo. - NYTimes.com
The service, known as Google Fiber, will offer residents in selected parts of the metropolitan area in both Kansas and Missouri the option of purchasing the gigabit Internet service for $70 a month or both the Internet and a television service for $120 a month.
kansas-city  google-fiber  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-176  infrastructure  broadband  ICT 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
Kansas City Collaboration To Help Region Compete in Healthcare Contract Research - SSTI Weekly Digest
The Kansas City Bioscience Authority (KBA) has launched a collaborative partnership of more than 90 contract research organizations (CROs) to help the region compete in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
twitterfeed  economic-development-news  kansas-city  regional-reports  biotech  industry-clusters 
june 2012 by areadevelopment
Kauffman fellow Wilbanks explores KC's Fiber opportunity - Silicon Prairie News
If Kansas City can make the most of its early access to bandwidth, it's not unrealistic to think the area could harness Google Fiber in a fashion similar to how Silicon Valley used its abundance of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers once upon a time.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-162  kansas-city  google-fiber 
march 2012 by areadevelopment
KCMO Kicks Off AdvanceKC Economic Development Process - Kansas City, Missouri News
Kansas City looks to take a focused, creative and aggressive approach to attracting, retaining and launching businesses.
kansas-city  economic-development-news 
january 2012 by areadevelopment
Chamber announces “Big 5” strategic goals for the Kansas City region. - Thinking Bigger Business Media
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce took on the challenge of helping Kansas City identify “Big Ideas for Big KC.” The initiative is an effort to identify and gain alignment of stakeholders around a few key goals. On Tuesday, the Chamber announced its “Big 5” initiatives.
economic-development-news  kansas  kansas-city 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Lawmakers tout job-creation wish list for KC, Missouri - KansasCity.com
Missouri’s legislative leaders announced Wednesday that they have agreed to a sweeping package of job-creation initiatives — including one aimed at giving Kansas City new leverage in the economic development border wars with Kansas.
regional-reports  kansas-city  economic-development-news  government-policy  taxes-incentives  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Kansas City to Leverage Google for Smart Grid - Greentech Media
Earlier this year, Google chose a community to receive its ultra-fast, one-gigabit-per-second broadband internet access. Despite the fact that Topeka, KS renamed itself “Google” for a day, the winner was Kansas City, KS, and a few months later its larger, better-known neighbor, Kansas City, MO, was also elected to receive the super fast service.
google-fiber  kansas-city  this-week-134  around-the-web  twitterfeed  infrastructure  ict  sustainable-development  energy 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Google, Kansas City and the Nation’s Gigabit Economic Policy - GIGAOM
Want to improve the economy? Then demand better broadband. The National Broadband Plan attempts to create a path from broadband policies to economic recovery. Policymakers at all levels of government, though, need to watch municipal efforts such as those in Kansas City, Kan.
economic-development-news  high-tech  ict  broadband  kansas-city  google  this-week-128  around-the-web  twitterfeed  google-fiber 
may 2011 by areadevelopment

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