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KCADC | In the News

by Lexi Ryan | Nov 14, 2017
KCADC Impact – Regional News Coverage
Several news stories over the past few months have highlighted the Kansas City Area Development Council and the well-established regional economic development partnership driving our success.

A Better KCI

Kansas City Business Journal
, "KC tech giants, others celebrate possibilities with new KCI," appeared November 14, 2017

Kansas City Business Journal, “KCI Plan backers: Landslide victory reflects, continues area’s ‘tremendous momentum,’” appeared November 8, 2017

Kansas City Star
, “Poll showed new KCI had big lead – but supporters kept it under wraps,” appeared November 8, 2017

Startland News
, “Confused about Tuesday’s KCI airport vote? Here’s the breakdown,’ appeared November 2, 2017

Lee’s Summit Tribune
, “Edgemoor, KCADC launch Better KCI campaign at LSEDC luncheon,” appeared October 28, 2017

St. Joseph News Press
, “Local support urged for terminal plan,” appeared September 28, 2017

Amazon HQ2
Startland News, “Primed for HQ2? Gardner area was made for Amazon, Kansas legislator says,” appeared October 30, 2017

Kansas City Star, “Kansas City keeps Amazon HQ2 bid quiet,” Appeared October 19, 2017

Kansas City Business Journal
, “KC submits Amazon bid, and the race is on the land HQ2,” appeared October 19, 2017

Kansas City Star Editorial, “Kansas City’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2 is a template for the city’s future,” appeared October 19, 2017

Bloomberg, “Amazon second HQ bid ignites ‘sadistic’ frenzy across North America,” appeared October 12, 2017

Kansas City Star Editorial, “What is Kansas City’s plan for Amazon’s second headquarters? It’s a secret,” appeared October 6, 2017

Kansas City Business Journal, “Urban, suburban thought leaders join KC’s Amazon HQ2 team,” appeared September 14, 2017

Kansas City Star, “KC will make ‘aggressive bid’ for Amazon second headquarters, and its 50,000 jobs,” appeared September 7, 2017

Startland News, “Leaders say KC is prime for Amazon HQ2,” appeared September 8, 2017

2017 KCADC Annual Meeting
KCADC received widespread media coverage following the 2017 Annual Meeting, “The Big WHY.” 


Kansas City Business Journal, “KCADC announces two eco-devo wins at annual gala,”appeared October 27, 2017.

Kansas City Business Journal, “KCADC annual spectacle features KCI pitches, da Vinci biographer,” appeared October 27, 2017

Kansas City Star, “Southwest Airlines top boss: ‘KCI prohibits growth,’” appeared October 27, 2017

Startland News, “What KC’s startup community can learn from Leonardo Da Vinci,” appeared October 31, 2017

Please contact Ashlie Hand with any 2017 Annual Meeting media requests. 

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