With the most geographically centric technology industry in the nation, Kansas City is a unique home for multinational corporations and startups alike. The crossroads of all the nation’s fiber, KC has long been a destination for innovators who have launched some of tech’s most recognizable brands.
Garmin and Sprint are both headquartered in Kansas City, as are Cerner—a health care technology pioneer—and DST Systems, the nation’s largest provider of third-party shareholder recordkeeping services. These cornerstone companies led the way to more recent innovations.
In 2011, Kansas City was chosen over 1,100 other communities to be the pilot market for Google Fiber, a gigabit-speed, fiber-optic internet service. In 2014, KC became a Cisco Smart + Connected City, making it more livable through intelligent infrastructure networking.
Leveraging these assets, Kansas City’s tech industry continues to grow. Currently, KC comprises of:
- 38,000+ tech professionals
- 3,600+ established tech firms
- 17+ regional university and community college tech programs
KCnext is an affiliate organization of the Kansas City Area Development Council. KCnext works in KCADC’s regional footprint and is committed to growing the existing base of technology firms, growing and attracting technology companies, aggregating and promoting regional tech assets and providing peer interaction and industry news.
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