Entries by Mike

Development professional to lead Port KC

The Board of Commissioners of Port KC announced on Tuesday that it has selected long-time economic development and civic executive Jon Stephens as President & CEO. With more than two decades of leadership experience spanning development, tourism and civic affairs Stephens comes to this new role from the Unified Government of Wyandotte County & KCK, […]

Sharks, Jets & Martin headline the week ahead in Downtown

From the world premiere of a play about MLK to an exhibition of the best photos of the year; from Todd Rungren to Tanya Tucker; and from Samantha Fish to RuPaul; and from an operatic West Side Story to a taste of Hamilton … Downtown Kansas City will be soaring all week long. Roll the highlight reel for […]

Downtown A&E scene will be riding high all week

From Robert Plant to Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite; from Beethoven’s Concerto to Maroon 5; and from the Grub Fest to the KC Beer Fest, Downtown will be soaring all week long. Roll the highlight reel for the week in arts and entertainment – Monday to Sunday, Sept. 10-16: Central Library presents Pictures of the Year […]

NASA leader to deliver keynote at LaunchKC Day

An executive from the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) will “launch” the annual LaunchKC Pitch Day with an opening keynote address on Friday, Oct. 12 at Union Station. Kira Blackwell, Program Executive, Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA will speak to the audience at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, immediately before the start of […]

Byrds, Symphony, CMFKC to raise the bar this week

From The Byrds to Marty Stuart; from the Crossroads Music Fest to Sweetheart of the Rodeo; from Harry Potter and the KC Symphony to The KC Chalk and Walk Festival … Downtown will be riding high all First Friday week long. Roll the highlight reel for the week in arts and entertainment – Labor Day Monday […]

Open Spaces introduces event series at 21c Museum Hotel

This week, Open Spaces KC launches a series of conversations called 21C Salon, where discussions will take place every Thursday at the new 21C Museum Hotel in Downtown Kansas City. Open Spaces 2018: A Kansas City Arts Experience is a two-month (now through Oct. 28), multi-platform arts event that aims to attract cultural visitors and bring significant visibility to Kansas City. The event showcases renowned […]

Downtown Office Summit sets course for Oct. 17 event

The Downtown Council announced plans today for a fall summit meeting on the hottest element of Downtown’s escalating revitalization, the commercial office marketplace. The second annual Downtown Office Summit is set for 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at BNIM’s Crown Center office at 2460 E. Pershing Road, #100. It will feature a number of expert […]

Open Spaces opens Saturday – 62 Days, 400+ Artists, 1 City!

Open Spaces, Kansas City’s citywide, family-friendly arts festival starts this weekend!  For nine weeks, August 25-October 28, local contemporary visual and performing artists join their national and international counterparts in transforming our city into an ever-evolving arts experience! The Launch – Saturday, Aug. 25 Join Mayor Sly James and Open Spaces Founder Scott Francis as they declare Open Spaces officially open to the public at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. […]

Construction to begin on Downtown portion of Prospect MAX

Construction is set to begin next week on the Downtown portion of the Prospect MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, the Kansas City Regional Transit Authority announced today. The $55.8 million project will bring enhanced transit service along Kansas City’s 10-mile Prospect Avenue corridor from Downtown to 75th Street. The Downtown portion of the project includes […]

Downtown welcomes Crossroads Preparatory Academy High School

The Crossroads Charter Schools celebrated the opening its newest facility on Monday with a ribbon-cutting and tours of the permanent home of Crossroads Preparatory Academy at 816 Broadway. Located in the heart of the Kansas City’s Garment District, the Historic Thayer Building is now home to nearly 200, 7th through 10th graders. It is expected to […]

Economic incentives produce 3.8-to-1 return citywide

A comprehensive study of economic incentives reveals that from 2006-2015 the City of Kansas City received a positive return on investments made by incentives programs, with each incentive dollar generating $3.83 in additional tax revenue. The City delivered the results of a comprehensive analysis of incentives on Thursday afternoon. Kansas City commissioned the study with the goal of examining the historic impact […]