Kansas City is listed among the leading 10 percent of metropolitan markets in hi-tech GDP growth, one of the nation’s most logistically friendly cities and ranks second among ideal business relocation cities. While agriculture remains a core industry, we’ve developed a highly diversified business base from engineering to health science and from telecommunications to transportation. Being the third most popular city among Europeans seeking U.S. opportunities, not only do people around the world know but people in the United States also know Kansas City is always ranked as one of the most livable cities in the US.
Greater Kansas City usually catches people by surprise with its rolling and wooded landscape, fashionable suburbs, rapid growth, educated workers, vibrant retail climate, and pro-business environment.
Our former “cow town” has emerged as today’s “now town” with nearly 2.1 million people living in eight counties split by the Missouri-Kansas Border. While agriculture remains a core industry, we’ve developed a highly diversified business base from engineering to health science and from telecommunications to transportation. So give both KC and Kessinger/Hunter a good look. You’ll like what you see.
- More than 2.1 million people live in the Greater Kansas City area
- The Greater Kansas City area is made up of 11 counties, covering two states.
- Kansas City is considered the No. 1 inland trade zone in the area and growing.
- Kansas City is the second-largest rail center in the U.S.
- Country Club Plaza was the first automobile planned shopping area, opened in 1922. It boasts 12 towers and numerous fountains and artworks that were modeled after those found in the Spanish city of Seville. It’s considered the “crowning achievement” of Kansas City.
- Greater Kansas City area has more than 200 picturesque fountains, giving rise to its nickname, The City of Fountains.
- The Kansas City area is more than hospitable with a mild climate. Temperatures generally go no higher than 88 in the summer and 20 in the dead of winter.
- More than 22 colleges and universities call the area home.
- Kansas City is famous for its barbecue. In fact, it’s considered the barbecue capital of the world with dozens of restaurants offering the famous fare.
- Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce — www.kcchamber.com
- Kansas City Area Development Council — www.thinkkc.com
- Economic Development Corporation Kansas City — www.edckc.com
- Unified Government of Wyandotte Kansas and KCK — www.wycokck.org