1: Logistics What are the benefits of being smack dab in the middle of the United States of America? Being located on Interstates 70 and 35, make for easy east-west and north-south access to anywhere in North America. Allowing carriers to get to a majority of the USA population in a two-day truck drive. Not to mention… Read More Top 3 KC Industries of the Future
“This level of investment doesn’t happen unless investors think there is some real potential in the market.” Original source KCeconomy.com by Jeff Pinkerton Kansas City’s economic recovery has been slow. Very slow. It has been over seven years since the end of the Great Recession, and we still haven’t had that “we’re back” moment. Sure, we have… Read More KC GDP lagging Behind US GDP Forecast, Nevertheless Solid Growth For KC
Source: Latest GDP Numbers Show KC Rebounding The 2014 gross domestic product (GDP) numbers for metropolitan areas were recently released and they tell a mixed story for Kansas City’s economy. Kansas City’s economy grew 2 percent between 2013 and 2014. By comparison, the U.S. economy grew 2.4 percent. Both are modest figures, but better than… Read More Lets Take a Look at the Latest KC GDP Numbers
KC Economy Repost According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are currently 5.4 million job openings in the U.S. This is the highest mark since the department started collecting this data in 2000. This is clearly welcome news, as the great recession is still fresh in our memories. Just five years ago, there were… Read More Kansas City Economic Update
The full NATO report can be found here, for the sake of your sanity let me summarize. In the next 85 years expect a world population growth from todays 7.2 Billion to 11.2 Billion in year 2100 A majority of the growth is expected to occur in Africa with a 34% increase Europe is projected… Read More Fascinating Global Population Forecast By Nato, Fortunes To Be Made In Africa?
Feels like the 1980’s out here in Kansas City, not from personal experience (born in 91), but from what I’ve heard its similar, trust me. We got Sky scrappers popping up, largest hotel development since 1985 is being proposed, the Royals are good again, and economy is riding the gravy train. Greater Kansas City has started… Read More Kansas City Economic Update (Pretty Graphs & Charts Always Ensued)
CenterPoint Properties and the Kansas City Southern Railway Company have come together to develop a 1,340-acre intermodal logistics center in South Kansas City, Missouri. So, why is everyone so excited about this project? One of the largest benefits can be summed up into one word – jobs. “The Richards Gebaur Air Force Base was a… Read More “This Project Could Truly Boost Kansas City’s Economy In A Way We’ve Never Seen Before.”
Pretty graphs & charts indeed, I am not an economist, but in layman’s terms I would say that we are in the middle of HOT warm Kansas City economic market. Best Industries Construction, Lodging and Mining +9.7% Professional Business Services +4.5% Financial +4.4% Worst Industries Government Services +1.8% General Service +0.7% Information -1.3% Unemployment Trends Seasonally Adjusted Employment Job Postings… Read More A Little Kansas City Economics (Pretty Graphs & Charts Ensued)