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    Made in the Midwest

    Missouri and Kansas are right in the thick of a resurgence in American manufacturing. “We don’t make anything anymore.” That lament of the industrially illiterate still gets way too much ink and airtime in a 24/7 world of business misinformation. The truth is, manufacturing output in the U.S. is up 21 percent since hitting a recessionary trough in 2009. That…

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    All in the Family

    The role of family business in America’s economy may be changing, but the foundation is solid Walmart started as a family business. Still is, if you think about it in terms of stock shares controlled by the Walton family (roughly 50 percent). Other family businesses  include national names like Mars, Inc., and Bechtel, and local companies with revenues in the…

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    Replacing the Big Dog

    In some ways, it is the typical small-business succession story: After a decade of building a start-up with a relative handful of employees into a leader in its field with more than 150 on the payroll, the chief executive is ready to turn the reins over to the next generation of leadership. So he does his diligence, brings on board…

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    Icons of Education 2015

    “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” —William A. Ward The late Mr. Ward, a longtime administrator at a small private college in Texas, was onto something. Inspiration, however, is rarely invoked in the heated and litigious battles over K-12 funding formulas, or during legislative discussions about per-student spending on state…

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    Life Sciences: From Research to Profits

    By Dennis Boone Making its rounds through area research circles, it was a story that reflected the intellectual curiosity of local entrepreneurs, the vision of innovators, and the aspirations of bioscience executives hoping to make this a more robust center for research and commercialization: UMKC’s Reza Derakhshani, a professor in the computing and engineering department, had co-developed a new eye-vein…

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    Legal Industry Outlook

    The Legal Perspective on Regional Job Growth Those who might want a panoramic view of the next Plaza lighting ceremony would do well to cozy up to the attorneys at Husch Blackwell, the hosts of this year’s Legal Industry Outlook assembly. The west-looking view from the 10th-floor of the firm’s Plaza office seemed like an appropriate place to discuss this…

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    Building a Brand

    Any branding or marketing professionals worth their salt can tell you what defines the value of an organization’s brand, and how public perception of it entails more than what one discerns beyond the optics of a logo, a television commercial or an Internet video. So yes, product quality is an element of what defines a brand. Customer service, another. Visibility,…

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    Milestones Corporate Anniversaries

    A milestone often brings about reflection for companies, just as with people: A chance to think about how the company came to be, where it has overcome adversity and where it is headed before reaching the next marker. Companies celebrating milestones in 2015 include some strong pillars in the stonework that makes up the greater Kansas City business community. Taken…

VeriShip Expanding HQ, Adding 30 Jobs

​ VeriShip, a Kansas City-based parcel audit and intelligence company, announced plans today for an expansion of its headquarters. That will entail adding roughly 30 positions in…

GM Pumping $174 Million into Fairfax Plant

Mary Barra, the CEO of General Motors, was in Kansas City this morning to announce the carmaker's plans for investing $174 million in its Fairfax Assembly Plant…

KBP Foods Management Wraps Up Buyout

  Fast-food franchisee KBP Foods announced this morning that it had completed a management buyout from its equity providers, paving the way for the next round…

Hollywood Casino Hotel Project Delayed

   Construction of the 248-room Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, which had been scheduled  to begin this week, has been delayed indefinitely, Wyandotte County's Unified Government…

KCU Adding Campus in Joplin

The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences’ College of Osteopathic Medicine announced today that it had received approval from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation to…

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As I See It

Missouri, Kansas Cited for Barriers to Entry Among Low-Income Entrepreneurs

Kansas City may want to think of itself as the Entrepreneurial Capital of America, but if it is, it's an…

Something to Ponder Over Their Dom Perignon

Much hoo-hahing and tut-tut-ing will doubtless ensue over release of a report by Oxfam International today in conjunction with the…

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