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What the World is Saying - 2011

Quotable quotes from the U.S. media and beyond.

Forbes.com [10.11]

AMERICA’S BEST DOWNTOWNS

“Although there had already been a wide variety of artists living, working, and coalescing around downtown Kansas City, the brand new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts just opened in September and quickly became central, and a visual monument to just how seriously Kansas City takes the arts.”  Read the full story

The New York Times [09.11]

IN KANSAS CITY, AN ARTS CENTER MAKES A DEBUT

“As arts organizations from one coast to the other wrestle with cuts in grants and declines in ticket sales, an ambitious new performing arts center in the middle of the country is defying the trend.” Read the full story

The Wall Street Journal [09.11]

SMOKIN’ BBQ IN KANSAS CITY

“Scouring a state-straddling town for the tenderest, juiciest, finger-lickingest meat in the Midwest – this city more than holds its own against the south.” Read the full story

Architectural Digest [09.11]

MOSHE SAFDIE’S KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
“Landlocked though it may be in Kansas City, Missouri, the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts certainly makes a splash.” Read the full story

The Wall Street Journal [08.11]

WHERE THE ACTION IS

“Welcome to ‘Silicon Prairie.’ Kansas City, straddling the Kansas and Missouri state line, is home to tech giants like Sprint Corp. and Cerner Corp., but its industry ranks have been swelling with smaller firms.” Read the full story

USA Today [07.11]

GREEN JOBS PAY BETER AS CLEAN-TECH SECTOR BOOMS

“Clean-tech jobs offered median wages 20% higher across the United States in 2010, according to a report released today from researchers Brookings and Battelle.” Read the full article

Market Watch [06.11]

TOP 10 CITIES IN THE U.S. TO FIN A JOB: MONSTER

“Friday’s jobs numbers showed a labor market that’s still struggling, but prospects are brighter for job seekers in some areas, according to new data from jobs site Monster.com.” Read the full article

Time Magazine [03.11]

Google Taps Kansas City for Crazy-Speed Internet

“Tornados, Amelia Earheart, Toto, and now some of the fastest broadband speeds in the Midwest--Google just picked Kansas to be the site of a brand new "ultra high-speed" fiber network. In other words: 2012, the year the rest of the country moves to Kansas City.” Read the full story


Travel & Leisure [02.11]

World’s Most Beautiful Buildings

“Unlike many modern additions to historic museums, Steven Holl’s 21st-century companion doesn't overwhelm the 1933 Beaux Arts original. His string of iridescent frosted-glass boxes pop out of the grassy lawn—they are absolutely magical at dusk when they begin to glow—and filter sunlight into a series of dramatic underground galleries.”  Read the full story

Forbes.com [02.11]

America’s Biggest Brain Magnets

“The two-state Kansas City region boasts strong population growth and net in-migration-- and for good reason. The city has one of the lowest costs of living, one of the highest personal-income growth rates and one of the healthiest real estate markets in the country. Short commute times also add to the attractiveness of the city for families. The city is the second-largest rail hub in the U.S. and is actively growing its life science and technology sectors.” Read the full story

 

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