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American Marksman Expanding In Missouri

The ammunition manufacturer and distributor is expanding in the Kansas City region, creating 65 advanced manufacturing jobs with the help of an incentive package from the Missouri DED.
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Employment Screening Company Moving To Missouri

Alere eScreen is expanding in Kansas City, MO with a $6.8 million investment and 30 new jobs.
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Amazon Opening New Kansas City Fulfillment Center

Amazon’s fifth Sunshine State location will create over 1,000 full-time hourly jobs.
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Kansas City Launches “Smart City” Initiative

Kansas City now offers more than 50 blocks of free outdoor public Wi-Fi downtown, 125 “smart” streetlights and 25 interactive kiosks to engage citizens.
Smart City Challenge

Seven Finalist Cities Chosen For Smart City Challenge

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.

Kansas City, MO Moving Toward Smart City Status

Expanding on its KC Digital Roadmap, the city has established a collaborative agreement with Cisco to develop a comprehensive smart city network.

Business Report: Missouri – E-Commerce Fulfillment Center Set For Kansas City

ReallyGoodStuff.com will invest $3.4 million in its new facility, which will serve as a hub for online orders of school supplies.

Tale of Two Cities

Their acronyms may rhyme, but KC and AC appear to be moving in opposite directions.

New Resource Announced For Cities Seeking Innovation And Economic Revitalization

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.
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Report Explores Sectors And Metros Driving Construction Jobs Recovery

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.

Kansas City, MO Assembly Plant Preps To Launch All-New Ford Transit

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.

Aviation Maintenance Provider Plans To Create More Than 500 New Jobs In Kansas City

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.

FEATURE STORY: The Cultural Roots Of High-Tech Growth

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.

BNSF Opens New Logistics Park Intermodal Facility In Kansas

The business park has 500,000 square feet of speculative distribution building space available for warehouse and distribution centers.

BUSINESS REPORT: Missouri – Ford Invests $1.1 Billion In Kansas City Truck Plant...

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.

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Grant Recipients

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.

Auto Supplier To Build New Manufacturing Facility In Riverside, MO

Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, an industry leader in interior component supplies, to make $45 million capital investment.
General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson announces a $600-million investment in the Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant to construct a new paint shop and provide other upgrades to increase production efficiency Monday, January 28, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. Vehicle production schedules will continue to keep three shifts and nearly 4,000 hourly and salaried workers on the job. The Fairfax plant produces the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu. (Photo by Susan McSpadden for General Motors)

GM Invests $600 Million in Fairfax, KS Plant

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.

FEATURE STORY: High-Tech Hubs Are Moving To Their Markets

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
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Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.
METRO RANKINGS 2

Phoenix, Austin, Memphis Are Top Manufacturing, Logistics Metros

Foreign Direct Investment was drawn to Texas, Michigan leads Automotive, and Georgia moves to top of EV ranking in State section of Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report.

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.