Kansas City ranks 34th in national rankings after adding 80.4K private-sector jobs since great recession. Read more.
CasaiQ, a digital amenity platform for apartments announces corporate name change to Zego. Read more.
KC Global Design Chair, David Bower was recently profiled following his work on the Tacoma, Washington’s Cheney Stadium. Bower’s firm, Populous, is a global powerhouse when it comes to sports architecture. “It’s not about me,” he said. “It’s all about Aaron and his people, the operation, all the things they’ve done. When a ballpark project […]
KC Global Design partner, JE Dunn, recently launched a tech firm that is generating a lot of buzz around its smart buildings platform. “Site 1001 — a technology spin out from Kansas City construction giant JE Dunn Construction — raised $6 million to boost its engineering, research and sales efforts.” Read more. Save
The KCRise Fund, a venture capital sidecar fund with the mission of encouraging early stage investment in Kansas City-based companies, announced today that it has selected five companies in the Kansas City region for investment. “The KCRise Fund has been a game changer when it comes to encouraging early stage investment in KC-based start-ups and […]
Initiative helps adults in Greater Kansas City return to college and obtain higher levels of post-secondary education KC Degrees, an initiative designed to help adult students in the Kansas City region return to college, recently celebrated the program’s first graduate. Karen Rawlins, a workforce development specialist for the state of Missouri, graduated from Park University […]
Pepper, the IoT platform and service provider, today announced a Series B investment round of $8.5 million from Leawood Ventures, the KCRise Fund, and Royal Street Ventures, joining current investors OpenAir Equity Partners and Comporium Communications. Additionally, Pepper has launched its Pepper IoT operating system, powering a new generation of IoT and connected home services. […]
Nearly 450 KC area business, civic and academic leaders attended the KC Rising Year Two Update on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the 1900 Building on State Line Road. The event captured the attention of several KC area media outlets which helped to amplify the energy and impact of the second full year of KC Rising […]
KC Rising, the Kansas City Region’s long-term vision to build capacity, bring existing businesses to scale and fully realize the KC region’s economic potential, welcomed 450 area business and civic leaders to its annual community update event on February 28, 2017. In 2014, KC Rising launched its initial promise to the greater KC region, developed […]
Founding chairs Smith and Girod depart, celebrate progress and early impact of KC Rising efforts. The KC Rising Steering Committee announced today that John Murphy, Sandy Price and William Gautreaux will jointly chair the KC Rising Steering Committee beginning March 1, 2017. After more than two years of leadership, Scott Smith and Doug Girod will […]