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Greater Kansas City Profile

Home to 2.5 million people, Kansas City is a bi-state region including the Kansas City, MO-KS, Lawrence, KS, St. Joseph, MO, and Topeka, KS metropolitan areas, as well as adjacent non-metro counties that include the cities of Warrensburg and Chillicothe, MO, and Atchison, KS.

In Greater Kansas City, you'll find:

  • One of the fastest growing major job markets in the Midwest
  • Lower business and lifestyle costs than most major metros
  • A well-educated, extremely productive workforce
  • The most geographically-central major metro in the country

Kansas City's major corporate players with headquarters in the Kansas City area include:

Major Corporate Headquarters in KC

  • AMC Entertainment
  • American Century
  • BATS Trading
  • Black & Veatch
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Collective Brands
  • Commerce Bank
  • DeBruce Grain
  • DST Systems
  • Garmin International
  • Great Plains Energy
  • H&R Block
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Hill's Pet Nutrition
  • JE Dunn
  • Seaboard Corporation
  • Sprint Corporation
  • UMB Financial
  • Westar Energy
  • YRC Worldwide

Kansas City's combination of big-city business amenities and small-market ease of living have made the metro a magnet for investment. Recent announcements to either locate significant new operations or expand existing operations have been made by:

Recent New & Expanded Operations in KC

  • Abaxis
  • Argenta
  • Bimbo Bakeries
  • CEVA Biomune
  • Client Services, Inc.
  • Comprehensive Logistics, Inc.
  • Dex One Corporation
  • Flex-N-Gate
  • Frontier Airlines
  • General Motors
  • Jet Midwest
  • KeyBank
  • Mars Chocolate N.A.
  • MWI Veterinary Supply
  • Netsmart Technologies, Inc.
  • OptumRx
  • Perceptive Software
  • Plastikon
  • Target
  • USDA
  • Van-Rob, Inc.
  • Zumiez, Inc.

 

DEFINING THE GREATER KC METRO AREA

Kansas City is a Missouri/Kansas bi-state metropolitan area. All statistical references made to Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) include the counties of Bates, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte and Ray in Missouri, and Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. The greater Kansas City area also includes the adjoining Lawrence, KS, St. Joseph, MO, and Topeka, KS MSAs, as well as the Atchison, KS, Chillicothe, MO, Ottawa, KS, and Warrensburg, MO areas.

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