Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

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Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

Postby kboish » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:37 pm

MO side of KC region has been dominating job growth the past year or two.

From September 2015 to September 2017, 78 percent of the metro’s employment growth was in Missouri. (This data is not seasonally adjusted so we need to use consistent months when calculating change to remove seasonal factors).

This local shift correlates with some significant changes at the state level. The chart below shows that statewide, Missouri and Kansas had similar annual employment growth from 2012 to 2014, with both adding somewhere between 15,000 and 25,000 new jobs a year. This was impressive for Kansas, given that it has less than half of Missouri’s total population. Missouri employment started to spike in 2015, while Kansas saw employment growth begin to slow. Missouri has been adding about 50,000 new jobs a year lately while employment change has actually turned negative in Kansas.


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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (CES)- as posted on http://www.kceconomy.org

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Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

Postby beautyfromashes » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:06 pm

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More people shouldn’t listen to me! Called this a year ago.

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Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

Postby KCMOJoe89 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:00 pm

kboish wrote:MO side of KC region has been dominating job growth the past year or two.

From September 2015 to September 2017, 78 percent of the metro’s employment growth was in Missouri. (This data is not seasonally adjusted so we need to use consistent months when calculating change to remove seasonal factors).

This local shift correlates with some significant changes at the state level. The chart below shows that statewide, Missouri and Kansas had similar annual employment growth from 2012 to 2014, with both adding somewhere between 15,000 and 25,000 new jobs a year. This was impressive for Kansas, given that it has less than half of Missouri’s total population. Missouri employment started to spike in 2015, while Kansas saw employment growth begin to slow. Missouri has been adding about 50,000 new jobs a year lately while employment change has actually turned negative in Kansas.


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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (CES)- as posted on http://www.kceconomy.org


Does this mean the state of Kansas will finally agree to an incentive "cease fire", or will Missouri be the unwilling party if the metro's principal city is the beneficiary?

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Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

Postby kboish » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:56 pm

Kansas has refused all past offers of cease fire. Even during the time period where they were not the metro leader in job creation.

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Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

Postby beautyfromashes » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:20 pm

They won’t ‘cease fire’ until they are being beaten badly and it’s in their best interest to call for it. Of course, I trust them so little that I wouldn’t be surprised if they would break the agreement at the first chance to steal a large company.

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Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

Postby kboish » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:30 pm

Johnson County is one of the only areas of growth for the state of KS. The state will do anything to keep JoCo growing.


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