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Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:49 pm
by earthling
KC is very progressive with electric vehicle charging stations, one of tops in country...
https://na.chargepoint.com/charge_point

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Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:12 pm
by pash
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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:35 am
by flyingember
They wouldn't put one at 3rd/Grand since the entire site will be a construction zone soon. Would just have to be removed.

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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:47 am
by earthling
P&R lots may not be great for charging stations as P&R cars tend to park in the spot all day long. Suppose it could have a time limit if the spots can be enforced.

BTW, St. Joe has almost as many charging stations as STL.

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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:12 am
by earthling
As of last Aug 2016, KC only had about 1200 all electric vehicles but was in top 5 for growth according to...
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060041116

EV sales in KCP&L territory have blossomed at a higher-than-average rate. This year's second quarter saw sales of battery EVs grow 51 percent in the area, compared to 39 percent nationwide. In growth, Kansas City is behind only Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Kansas City tops the nation in year-over-year growth in drivers charging with ChargePoint Inc., the EV infrastructure company exclusively providing stations for KCP&L. The number of charging sessions on the network has quintupled since early last year.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:14 am
by flyingember
Yet another example of induced demand.

Provide charging stations and people will use them.

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Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:48 am
by DaveKCMO
pash wrote:The ATA's absence among KCP&L's partners hosting those charging stations is rather glaring. The ATA owns many parking lots, including in the River Market, at 31st & Troost, in several locations in Brookside and Waldo along the Trolley Track Trail, and a good handful in the 'burbs. None of those lots offers a charging station, even though KCP&L offered to pay to put one in anywhere someone was willing to host one.


there are some in progress.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:26 am
by earthling
KC #3 for 'best cities for jobs' according to Glassdoor...

https://www.glassdoor.com/List/Best-Cit ... KQ0,20.htm

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Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:22 pm
by KCLofts

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Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:11 pm
by moderne
You cannot get from the Fontaine to the Crossroads on the streetcar... Yet.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:02 am
by earthling
STL study that shows various stats about top 50 markets...

Some KC Rankings that are higher than KC's market size (US, Midwest). KC metro ranks about 30th in population.

Manufacturing/Tech Startups (16th in US, 1st in Midwest)
Manufacturing Productivity (16, 3)
Adults with Bachelors (18, 3)
STEM Jobs (20, 4)
Small Biz Startups (21, 2)
Adults with Advanced Degrees (21, 3)
Patents (26, 7)
Self Employment (28, 2)

KC is below avg for Venture Capital and a few others. VC is something KC needs to really focus on to take startups to next level. Is impressive KC area ranks relatively high with Bachelors+ degrees given no major universities directly in metro. Surprisingly higher than Columbus, which has one of largest schools.

http://www.ewgateway.org/wp-content/upl ... 7EdNo5.pdf

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Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:32 pm
by JBmidtown
earthling wrote:Is impressive KC area ranks relatively high with Bachelors+ degrees given no major universities directly in metro. Surprisingly higher than Columbus, which has one of largest schools.


Few people want to live in Columbus or Lawrence. Kansas City’s a little bit more easy to stomach.

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Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:46 pm
by earthling
Columbus actually has been growing at a faster pace than KC lately. But apparently Columbus is not keeping quite as many higher educated long term. The difference in education level is slim but I expected Columbus to be ranked much higher than KC with such a huge university presence.

Columbus growth...
https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/data/popu ... mbus%2C_OH

KC growth..
https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/data/popu ... y%2C_MO-KS

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Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:05 am
by warwickland
JBmidtown wrote:
earthling wrote:Is impressive KC area ranks relatively high with Bachelors+ degrees given no major universities directly in metro. Surprisingly higher than Columbus, which has one of largest schools.


Few people want to live in Columbus or Lawrence. Kansas City’s a little bit more easy to stomach.


few people want to live in columbus? what does this even mean?

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Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:00 pm
by earthling
My younger brother went to OH State (and UT Austin). I liked it there. Columbus is a new economy city like KC with some cool old neighborhoods like KC, though like KC not as much urban depth as older cities - though KC had higher profile Golden Years. Both have been on similar paths. Columbus has advantage of being state capitol and having large university. But is surprising they aren't keeping many higher educated, about same level as KC despite KC not being a major college town. KC seems to be more entrepreneurial (as the stats above support), more than most of Midwest anyway, and is somehow attracting young educated. And then there's Cerner bringing in college grads by the boatloads.

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Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:48 pm
by warwickland
sort of OT, but i think people (slightly) mis-characterize columbus as being like indianapolis (which i don't think has as much depth as kc) when it in fact does have some decent bones.

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Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:52 pm
by warwickland
earthling wrote: But is surprising they aren't keeping many higher educated, about same level as KC despite KC not being a major college town.


columbus has to compete with quite a few more cities, including partially-resurgent rustbelt places like cleveland, corporate stalwarts like cincinnati, and of course indianapolis, chicago, nashville...pittsburgh is definitely starting to become hot. columbus probably doesn't have the same sort of monopoly it did for a few years there.

kc has a pretty huge and vastly favorable (regional) catchment area in comparison. st. louis on the far eastern side, omaha closer but much smaller. kansas of course is a wide open field for talent-migration except for perhaps denver far to the west. you have these small, not-so-vibrant cities like st. joseph, topeka, wichita that i imagine feed straight into kc like a talent dumptruck.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:17 pm
by earthling
Maybe, there are pros/cons to KC being isolated, Denver is even more isolated. But last time I checked migration stats, the ratio of KC drawing from the region (Omaha/Wichita/Des Moines/STL are big KC draws) vs outside region (outside 400 miles) is about the same as OH cities and Indy, maybe a bit more from outside regions. For some reason KC attracts many from SoCal, DC area and NY State. Cerner draws grads from basically everywhere.

I still would've expected Columbus to retain more higher educated than they do.

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Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:00 pm
by JBmidtown
I meant Columbia

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Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:01 pm
by grovester
JBmidtown wrote:I meant Columbia


Ha! I wondered.