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KC's ability to provide corporations with a location to recruit and retain top level executive and support talent is the primary reason among many why the region is an excellent location to base headquarters functions. Factor in KC's mid-continental location affording business executives and their teams the ability to reach all major U.S. markets within three hours commercial flight time at highly competitive costs, and you have a recipe for success.

KC Location Advantages

KC is ideal for corporate headquarters | Talent Rich Environment

The ability to recruit and retain top tier talent separates the good companies from the great. Kansas City provides corporate headquarter operations the ability to draw the best talent—and keep it. The Kansas City job market is a magnet for over 100,000 students graduating from regional colleges and universities annually. The Kansas City area provides employers with a highly educated labor force with 32.9% of the population possessing a four-year degree — 4% higher than the U.S. average.

Air Service

KC’s central location provides business travelers the ability to reach every major market in the U.S. in just three hours flight time. Plus, KC is consistently one of the most affordable air travel markets in the U.S. Kansas City International Airport’s passenger-friendly layout makes it easy to get in and out quickly. KCI serves nearly 50 markets across North America with non-stop air service. KCI was named the "best mid-sized airport" in the U.S. by J.D. Power and Associated in 2010.


With two states, 18 counties and 50 plus communities, Kansas City gives executives something all consumers crave—choice. Two state tax structures, double the incentive programs and urban and suburban location options. All offered in one market—OneKC.

Cost Competitive and Value Conscious

Kansas City is consistently ranked among the most affordable major markets in which to live and operate a business.

Major League

Kansas City offers big-city advantages without many of the hassles usually associated with major metropolitan areas. KC is synonymous with accessibility and value. Immerse yourself in a world-class arts scene, cheer on major league sports teams, and enjoy exceptional dining and shopping—all in a cosmopolitan setting that has been described as one of the most European of all American cities.

For more information contact:

Jill-BusDevContactJILL McCARTHY
Senior Executive | Corporate Attraction

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