Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Kansas City articles below.
Local Government Leadership Program uses the LEED for Cities rating system to reduce climate change, advance resilience and social equity .
Homebase, Simplifyy and Mark II Transfer Station are expected to bring a total of 388 new jobs to the Kansas City, MO region.
The California-based beverage manufacturer's new 420,000-square-foot facility will create nearly 50 jobs in Kansas City, MO.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food & Agriculture will relocate operations from DC to KC; the project is expected to bring 568 new jobs to the area.
The online retailer will create more than 100 jobs at its new 517,000-square-foot operation in Kansas City, KS.
Turn5 will create more than 100 jobs in the region with its new 365,000-square-foot distribution center in Lenexa, KS.
The auto giant, which already has an assembly plant in Fairfax, is leasing 830,000 square feet in a facility in the Fairfax Industrial District.
The U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge has pledged up to $40M to help one city define what it means to be a “Smart City “and become the country’s first to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into its transportation network.
ReallyGoodStuff.com will invest $3.4 million in its new facility, which will serve as a hub for online orders of school supplies.
The program will allow city officials access to best practices and advice from national experts on community development, economic development, operations, budget and other key issues.
Study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International reveals the top 10 metros for employment in commercial construction. Providence, RI-metro region tops the list.
Ford has welcomed nearly 1,000 new employees at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to prepare for the launch of the all-new Ford Transit, which goes on sale in the United States this summer.
Kansas City will be the company's first location outside of the state of Washington. ATS evaluated locations across the U.S. for this facility.
Locations that have a history of nurturing entrepreneurship may have a head start on spurring startups and developing high-tech hubs. From the September/October 2013 issue.
The business park has 500,000 square feet of speculative distribution building space available for warehouse and distribution centers.
Ford’s F-Series assembly line is adding more than 2,000 jobs to support high demand for F-150 trucks and new transit vans. From the July/August 2013 issue.
The nine grantees were selected by the CAIC through an application and review process. The selection process included a review by an independent panel consisting of arts and economic development professionals.
Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, an industry leader in interior component supplies, to make $45 million capital investment.
GM opened the present facility of the Fairfax plant in 1987. Currently, 3,877 employees work at the plant, which stretches over 572 acres. The manufacturing area contains 85 acres under its roof and has a pre-construction floor space of 3,044,561 square-feet. In 2012, GM produced 283,213 vehicles at the plant.
Traditional technology centers like Silicon Valley and the 128 loop in Boston are well known, but new high-tech hubs are sprouting in locations far and wide. From the September/October 2012 issue