Kansas City is not just the largest city in Missouri; it’s one of the most vital economic hubs in the center of the country, according to an article from the Site Selection team.
“Kansas City is a place where talent wants to move and start a career and a life,” said Tim Cowden, President and CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council. “With our accessibility, affordability and mobility, all of the elements are here and available to help all types of companies grow. Our central location is certainly an advantage for Kansas City area companies. From here, their people can move freely across North America. We are no more than a three-hour flight from every major North American market.”
With an MSA population of 2.2 million (29th largest in the U.S.), the Kansas City Area ranks as the largest employment center in Missouri and includes a sizable labor shed in Kansas.
“Companies are choosing to move and grow here because Kansas City is an easy place to live and an easy place to do business,” said Cowden. “There is a real sense of pride in the KC Area. KC is a region on the rise.”
That rise is reflected in a series of notable rankings. Glassdoor recently named Kansas City the No. 3 Best City for Jobs; Forbes ranked Kansas City No. 2 for High-Wage Jobs; and Money named Kansas City No. 5 for Tech Jobs.
Check out Site Selection’s full article on Missouri’s Kansas City region here.
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