Welcome to Downtown Kansas City – the region’s coolest place to start and grow creative businesses.  If you are new to Kansas City, then Downtown just might  surprise you.

In the last 10 years, more than $6.5 billion has been invested in Downtown Kansas City. No city in America has done so much in such a short time to revitalize its Downtown, and the world is taking notice:

  • Forbes ranks Downtown KC as the 7th best downtown in America
  • Frommer’s selects KC a top 10 travel destination in 2012 – the only U.S. city on the list
  • Saveur, the nation’s top culinary magazine, introduced KC as the next great culinary destination for 2012

Downtown has emerged as a creative crossroads that beckons creative, innovative entrepreneurs – from start-ups to industry leaders; from high tech to high touch – building the kinds of businesses that excel with the best minds in America.

Under30CEO, a virtual magazine based in New York, ranks Kansas City as the #2 city in America for Young Entrepreneurs behind New Orleans and ahead of New York City, Austin, San Francisco, Boston, Palo Alto, Chicago, Washington DC and Seattle.

Under30CEO reports, “Did you know there was a Silicon Prairie? Well, maybe not, but Kansas City is at the heart of entrepreneurship in the Midwest. The fact it came in at #2 on the list shows how passionate the community is about being recognized as an up and coming town for entrepreneurship.”

At the Downtown Council, we can help you Get Down to Business by contacting Sean O’Byrne, vice president of business development, at or 816-421-1539.

In the meantime, explore the business development resources below:

Downtown Kansas City is as unique as you are. Let’s get started!