“We realized if we wanted to recruit young people, we needed to be in the Crossroads. The Crossroads Arts District is where young talent wants to be. We’re not only part of the neighborhood fabric, but a place where our team wants to come to work every day.”
“Young talent doesn’t like 143rd and Lamar. They like Downtown. It’s been a really good change. The vibe is great and the energy is high.”
“There’s so much activity in Downtown right now. It’s just incredibly exciting. And when we came across this location, we really just loved the views, the location and the opportunity to be right in the middle of the action.”
“Since our move, we’ve acquired a lot more talent. We’re attracting the younger, new talent that wants an urban mix.”
“We started a very intensive search to find a location we thought fit well with our culture. We have a lot of young architects and we wanted to make sure we found a place that was of interest to them. Now they live in the River Market and take the streetcar here. It’s been fantastic.”
“When we became aware of what was going on Downtown and made some visits down there, spent some time down there, and saw the opportunity, we just felt it met our mission of being unique in our industry, it met the brand image that we have, it met the energy of our company.”
Downtown Coworking Spaces
Coworking has become a stronger force in Downtown’s real estate, with more than 254,000 square feet of the office market controlled by coworking tenants. The product offering has helped accelerate the growth of Downtown Kansas City, providing quick, easy, and quality options for companies, big and small, to test the market.
Relocations & Expansions
Largest Downtown Employers
Largest Tech Companies Downtown
Downtown Office Tenants
Downtown Kansas City has been the region’s commercial center and home to traditional industries like banking and law since its beginning. Now, Downtown is also becoming Kansas City’s center for creativity, innovation, and health care. This mix of companies, from entrepreneurial startups to corporate headquarters, and range of industries, from design+build, marketing, and technology, is making Downtown Kansas City a dynamic hub of creativity and a fertile ground for launching new ventures and growing existing businesses. A sample of Downtown Kansas City’s office tenants are displayed on the map below.
The region’s 27 institutions of higher education collectively enroll more than 139,000 undergraduate and graduate students including 3,311 at UMKC’s Health Sciences District located in Downtown Kansas City. Fifty percent of Downtown residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, outpacing the Kansas City metropolitan region’s rate of 36%. Below is a list of four-year colleges and universities located within an hour of Downtown Kansas City.
Experience Downtown Kansas City
Downtown Kansas City has become a thriving, modern, mixed-use district. Vibrant urban living and a broad range of housing types in historic neighborhoods are attracting residents and workers who want to enjoy Downtown’s expansive array of cultural, entertainment, dining, and recreation options. Downtown Kansas City has many public parks that add greenery and enliven neighborhoods, offering a welcome reprieve from the bustling streets. Downtown’s world-class attractions have turned Kansas City into a major tourist destination and created a dynamic environment for residents of all ages to live, work and play.
Downtown Kansas City is a collection of vibrant districts with great housing options in charming, historic neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and atmosphere. Downtown neighborhoods offer easy access to jobs, cultural venues, great shopping, and day-to-day amenities by foot, bike, public transit, or car. Each neighborhood offers diverse choices for residents of all ages and at all stages of life.