Technology

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.

For more information about KCnext, click here.

For a full list of technology employers in the KC region click here.

Advanced Degrees and Certifications

Kansas State University
Computing and Information Science
Software Engineering
Computing and Information Science
Software Engineering
University of Central Missouri Computer Information
Computer Science
Graphic Technology
Technology
Innovative Technology 
University of Central Missouri-Lee's Summit Computer Information Systems & Information Technology
Computer Science
University of Kansas
Computer Science
Computer Engineering
University of Missouri-Columbia
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science & Learning Technologies
Information Systems
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Computer Science
Computer Science and Informatics
Telecommunications and Computer Networking

MBA programs are offered at most colleges in the KC area. Visit Higher Education to learn more.

Discover the history of the Technology Industry in Kansas City.

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Technology

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