Gov. Jay Nixon today applauded an announcement by Cerner Corp. that the company is taking the first step in moving forward with plans to extend its Missouri campus and bring between 12,000 and 15,000 jobs to the former Bannister Mall site in Kansas City. The company’s agreement allows it to purchase approximately 237 acres in the Three Trails Crossing area and would pave the way for additional redevelopment including retail stores, restaurants and hotel at the site, which has been largely vacant since 2009.
“From Day One, my administration has pursued proven, fiscally responsible policies to make Missouri a more attractive place for high-tech, high-growth companies like Cerner to invest and expand,” Gov. Nixon said. “Today, we continue to see the results of this approach paying real dividends for communities in Kansas City and across our state. My administration will continue to work with Cerner and local officials as plans for this transformative project proceed.”