Fast-growing tech firm will move HQ to Kansas City


Unite Private Networks, a fast-growing provider of high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications services, is moving its headquarters to Kansas City, where it will add as many as 30 new jobs in five years.

Gov. Jay Nixon’s office announced the expansion, which the Missouri Department of Economic Development will support with $535,000 worth of Missouri Works incentives.

Based in Liberty since 2013, UPN will be moving to a 15,000-square-foot space in Zona Rosa that was vacated when Grantham University moved its administrative headquarters to Southlake Technology Park in Lenexa last year.

UPN spokeswoman Brandi Tubb said the company operates from seven U.S. locations, providing networks and services to clients in 20 states. Founded in Kearney, Mo., in 1998, its clients include schools, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals and enterprise business customers.

[Kansas City Business Journal]