Monthly Archives: January 2015

Two Missouri cities consider solar energy farms

Two cities near Kansas City are considering making more use of solar energy, a trend that energy industry experts say is growing in the Midwest as costs to install facilities decline. ... Read More

Competition will give $50K each to 10 tech startups to move to KC

A new startup competition with some hefty state funding aims to further the Kansas City tech sector’s momentum. Nonprofit LaunchKC is introducing a competition that will dole out a total of ... Read More

Hunt Midwest’s ‘Automotive Alley’ attracts another Ford upfitter

Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products, a Ford upfitter, has signed a lease for a 72,000-square-foot build-to-suit facility in Hunt Midwest’s Subtropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex. The deal also ... Read More

Littler Announces Kansas City as New Home for Global Services Center

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, announced today the relocation of its services center and corporate departments to Kansas City, Missouri.  The firm will lease 45,000 ... Read More

Popular Mechanics Names St. Louis the No. 1 Startup City in America

Move over, Brooklyn and San Francisco. The second wave of the startup economy is here, and St. Louis is leading the way. A new ranking from Popular Mechanics magazine names St. ... Read More

St. Louis Ikea to have state’s largest rooftop solar array

The Ikea store under construction in St. Louis will include a 1.28 megawatt rooftop solar system, making it Missouri’s largest rooftop solar array when the store opens in the fall, according ... Read More

UMKC med school ranks among top residency programs

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine was named among the region’s top family medicine residency training programs. Doximity and U.S. News and World Report released the rankings Tuesday, which ... Read More

Cultivation Capital among nation’s most active seed investors

Cultivation Capital, the St. Louis-based venture capital firm focusing on pre-series A rounds for startups in St. Louis and across the Midwest, was among the most active seed venture capital firms, ... Read More

Maryville council approved bonds for Kawasaki expansion

Maryville City leaders are backing a plan to issue up to $25 million in bonds for a major expansion of a Kawasaki Motors plant in the city. The Maryville City Council ... Read More

KC tech firm rides growth to more jobs, office expansion

A record-breaking 2014 is facilitating hiring and office expansion at Kansas City-based Data Systems International Inc. The mobile supply-chain company, more commonly referred to as DSI, posted its second consecutive year ... Read More