Downtown Office Summit panelists to examine the Next Gen workforce

This year the Downtown Kansas City Office Summit will focus on the next generation of employees – discussing the environment and amenities that appeal to them, both inside and outside of the workplace. This knowledge will help us chart our future course of creating a modern, mixed-use, yet evolving Downtown that continues to attract both businesses and the future workforce.

7th annual Downtown Office Summit set for Oct. 18

Make plans now to join the Downtown Council for the Downtown KC Office Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Loews Kansas City Hotel, 1515 Wyandotte. This year our theme is “Downtown KC: Never Better” because we believe there is not…

Downtown Kansas City’s Pandemic Recovery is Strong

Downtown Kansas City's transformation is the product of strategic decisions, local leadership, and investments that shape our new vision.

LaunchKC’s Social Venture Studio searches for next entrepreneurial cohort

Social Venture Studio, powered by LaunchKC, is accepting applications until March 1 for its second cohort, and it’s upping the ante on grant funding.

LaunchKC Announces Six 2022 Grants Competition Winners

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Six early-stage tech companies have been selected to receive $50,000 in non-dilutive grants, plus access to business support and networking. After a four-year hiatus, LaunchKC, co-founded by The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas…

Fast-growing travel nursing agency signs lease at Grand Place

A rapidly expanding Kansas City company will build on its Crossroads Arts District roots with one of Downtown's larger known office leases so far this year. Next Move Inc., a travel nursing agency that places staff at acute health care facilities…

Blue KC will move to 1400KC

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City will relocate its headquarters to the 1400KC building, marking the culmination of an office evaluation the company began almost three years ago — and filling a new-build Class A tower that unexpectedly…

KC planners support plan to convert Downtown AT&T tower into apartments

A Washington developer hopes to start cleaning up blight this year in a long-vacant downtown office building it looks to convert to apartments in an $82.2 million adaptive reuse project. The Bernstein Cos. on Tuesday won the City Plan Commission's…

LaunchKC Announces Return of Grants Competition

After a four-year hiatus, LaunchKC, co-founded by The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, (EDCKC) and Downtown Council (DTC), is bringing back their signature grants competition. The non-profit’s cornerstone program…

FIFA selects Kansas City as a host site for 2026 World Cup

Kansas City earned its biggest tourism and hospitality win ever with the news Thursday that FIFA selected it as a once-in-a-generation host city for the 2026 World Cup. FIFA still needs to announce how many games Kansas City will host and in…

Bank Midwest renews lease in Downtown office tower

Bank Midwest will remain in its corporate offices and banking center in Downtown's largest multitenant office building. The bank, a division of NBH Bank, of Greenwood Village, Colorado, renewed its lease in Town Pavilion at 1111 Main St. Its…

Academy Bank makes corporate HQ move to new Downtown offices

Academy Bank will make the jump from one Copaken Brooks downtown office tower to another in a coming relocation of its corporate headquarters. The locally based bank has leased about 50,000 square feet for new offices on the 10th, 11th, and…