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.…

NY Times shines global spotlight on Downtown KC

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The Perfect Way to Explore Modern Kansas City? A Streetcar, Believe It or Not The contemporary trolley, introduced in 2016, takes visitors to an arts district, an entertainment district and a happy state of mind. By Richard Rubin, The…

Mayor Barnes honored for her legacy, commitment to Downtown

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By Kevin Collison, CitySceneKC.com Former Mayor Kay Barnes now has the Convention Center Grand Ballroom named after her, but her lasting legacy was on display beyond the windows of the ballroom lobby where the event was held last week. From…

Voters say YES to KC Streetcar extension to UMKC

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The KC Streetcar reached a milestone on Wednesday, as voters approved local funding for 3.5-mile extension from Union Station to the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Voters in the Main Street Rail Transportation Development District (TDD)…

KC Streetcar tops 4 million passenger trips in 2 years

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  The KC Streetcar celebrated its second birthday on Sunday by simply doing its job. Two years earlier, the Downtown KC Streetcar service opened to much fanfare after five years of planning, designing and construction. With four vehicles…

LaunchKC opens 2018 grants competition today

Let the competition begin! LaunchKC, the fourth annual grants competition for tech entrepreneurs, opened the application window at 8 a.m. today (Monday, April 2), as the 100-day online window opens to innovators around the country. LaunchKC…

LaunchKC begins countdown for 2018 grants competition

LaunchKC, the fourth annual grants competition for tech entrepreneurs, will begin its call for applications on Monday, April 2, as the 100-day online window opens to innovators around the country. LaunchKC ignited its 2018 promotional…

‘Beyond the Loop’ seeks to relieve Downtown freeway damage

Beyond the Loop, a Downtown planning strategy for the future of the North Loop freeway, Buck O’Neil Bridge and Independence Avenue, is holding two public meetings this month to refine potential alternatives, according to Kevin Collison…

LaunchKC selects winners of $500K in tech startup grants

LaunchKC judges awarded $500,000 in grants to nine tech startup businesses Friday evening, following a months-long competition designed to attract and retain tech entrepreneurs in Kansas City. The nine winners, including eight from the…

It’s showtime for 20 tech entrepreneurs at LaunchKC

LaunchKC will take center stage on Friday at the Techweek Kansas City conference to stage the final round of competition among 20 tech entrepreneurs who are vying to take home nine cash grants worth $500,000. This LaunchKC competition is…

Techweek takes center stage in local tech scene this week

The third annual Techweek Kansas City conference + festival returns to KC on today (Monday, Sept. 11), featuring a week of learning, networking and playing, along with the final round of competition in the annual LaunchKC $500,000 grants…

Techweek & LaunchKC prep for center stage on Sept. 11-15

The third annual Techweek Kansas City conference + festival returns to KC on Monday, Sept. 11, featuring a week of learning, networking and playing, along with the final round of competition in the annual LaunchKC $500,000 grants competition…