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Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:42 pm
by earthling
KC's sports ranking in terms of spending.

Overall 17th
Soccer 1
Baseball 11
Football 12

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-sports-cities/15179/

This shows from Soccer from fan perspective...
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-ci ... ans/14207/

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:28 pm
by brewcrew1000
Missouri in top 10 of places to not visit in 2018

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodo ... et_2243715

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:15 pm
by grovester
That's pretty bad, not your run of the mill internet poll.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:15 pm
by chingon
Clickbait is clickbait. Missouri is ass-trash backwards from a civil rights perspective, but no worse than the rest of the south, and even then it’s still light years ahead of probably 75% of the must-“do” destinations in the churn of yuppie travel porn.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:23 pm
by flyingember
chingon wrote:Clickbait is clickbait. Missouri is ass-trash backwards from a civil rights perspective, but no worse than the rest of the south, and even then it’s still light years ahead of probably 75% of the must-“do” destinations in the churn of yuppie travel porn.
I could find something nice and not nice to say about any state. Just have to hand pick reasons and a target audience.

A good example from the past is the Green Book took African Americans safely through absolutely stunning parts of the country that likely was on must visit areas for whites. It shows how who you are plays as big a part in where you would want to travel as the destinations.

I'm not sure I would put their list as nearly as valid as the Green Book, there's plenty of more dangerous areas in the US to this day. If they had been more broad and listed select parts of the country with this same point it would have been fair. They weren't wrong but they weren't right.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:06 pm
by Highlander
chingon wrote:Clickbait is clickbait. Missouri is ass-trash backwards from a civil rights perspective, but no worse than the rest of the south, and even then it’s still light years ahead of probably 75% of the must-“do” destinations in the churn of yuppie travel porn.
The "Rest of the South"? For Shame. The only part of Missouri I would consider southern is the southern part of the Ozarks (south of 44 and the boothill). I read the Fodor No Go List. It was just plain stupid. The shooting of two people mistaken for Muslims actually happened in Olathe Kansas. Fodor's was probably keying off the NAACP Missouri Travel Advisory after Ferguson which was equally absurd.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:29 pm
by earthling
KC area has 2 design//engineering firms within top 10 in US based on revenue and 3 in top 20...

https://www.enr.com/toplists/2018-Top-500-Design-Firms1

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:02 pm
by shinatoo
4 in the top 25 and 6 in the top 100.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:50 am
by Critical_Mass
21c Hotel made a short list of 20 Best Hotel Openings 2018 on fathomaway.com
https://fathomaway.com/best-hotel-openings-2018/

Instereting to see it listed among other trendy new hotels in London, Brooklyn, LA, Shanghai, etc.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:05 am
by tower
Bike score update:
Some cities fell in the rankings. Because the Bike Score algorithm no longer counts road shoulders as bike lanes, Kansas City (Missouri), Atlanta, and Las Vegas all saw significant score drops. (Detailed methodology is available here.)
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/these- ... in-america

Can we stop pretending that sharrows (as implemented here, anyway) help as well?

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:35 am
by brewcrew1000
Even without looking I knew Minneapolis would be #1. I really love Minneapolis, its basically like the same city as Portland without all the Portland Prices in a more compact city. Its really a great city to explore neighborhoods, more people need to get up there, its an easy 6 hour drive.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:38 am
by earthling
^One of my favorite cities too. Would live there if not for the deep winters.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 12:43 pm
by earthling
KC ranks 3rd for % growth in White Collar jobs since 2012. Though it appears they are comparing MO side of KC to others metro wide while mentioning some KS companies...
https://www.forbes.com/pictures/5b070a2 ... ed9bf71a88
Some Midwestern cities are doing much better. Perhaps the biggest surprise on our list is No. 3 Kansas City, which has seen 25.3% growth since 2012 and a healthy 4.6% last year. The Missouri city (whose Amazon proposal was worked on by Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida) has been attracting a lot of corporate expansions, with employment in corporate and enterprise management growing by 57% since 2010, according to analyst Mark Schill. Among the companies adding jobs in the area have been stalwarts in tech (Garmin and Cerner), logistics (CVS, Amazon, Jet.com), manufacturing (GM, Ford, Honeywell, Kubota); headquarters expansions include firms such as Auto Alert, Littler Mendelson, and In Touch Solutions.

Kansas City’s appeal somewhat mirrors that of Sun Belt metropolises in that it offers inexpensive housing and office space. Kansas City has a low cost of living (93.7, where 100.0 is average), according to the latest (2015) Bureau of Economic Analysis Regional Price Parities. It’s the 11th least expensive out of the 53 major U.S. metropolitan areas. It also has some things most Sun Belt cities lack -- for one, a large, historic downtown -- and is among the easiest American cities to get around. Kansas City tied with Indianapolis for the least all-day traffic congestion among the approximately 175 metropolitan areas in the world with populations over 1 million that are rated by the Tom Tom Traffic Index.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin ... 2bfc803920

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:25 am
by earthling
KC metro ranks lowest for age 18-29, well above avg 30-49 and slightly above avg for 65+ according to this...

Click Map/List button then sort at top of columns...
http://ava.prri.org/#demographics/2017/MetroAreas/age

Might be why KC hits lists for high % young growth because it's low to begin with. Though oddly Portland (metro) ranks low for 20-somethings too - they mostly live in the city?


And KC metro also ranks high for both married and divorced...
http://ava.prri.org/#demographics/2017/ ... tal_status

KC and STL rank high for retired within metro areas, though KC not quite above US avg. KC also lowest % with those who work part time..
http://ava.prri.org/#demographics/2017/ ... atus/1,2,3

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:50 pm
by earthling
Some various KC metro/region claims in this report, some not news. Might need an acct to access...
http://cbre.vo.llnwd.net/grgservices/se ... ef9ef96261

Sorry about the all caps, came that way...
THE ANIMAL HEALTH CORRIDOR, ANCHORED BY MANHATTAN, KS, AND COLUMBIA, MO, IS HOME TO MORE THAN 300 ANIMAL HEALTH COMPANIES, REPRESENTING THE LARGEST CONCENTRATION IN THE WORLD.

KANSAS CITY IS THE HEART OF THE ANIMAL HEALTH CORRIDOR WHICH REPRESENTS 56% OF TOTAL WORLDWIDE ANIMAL HEALTH,
DIAGNOSTICS, AND PET FOOD SALES.

RATED 5TH PER CAPITA IN CLINICAL TRIALS CONDUCTED BY 100+ CLINICAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS IN THE REGION.

MORE RAIL TRAFFIC (IN TERMS OF TONNAGE) THAN ANY OTHER CITY IN THE U.S.

30% MORE INTERSTATE MILES PER CAPITA THAN ANY OTHER CITY IN THE NATION.

KANSAS CITY HIGH-TECH SOFTWARE/SERVICES JOBS GREW 41.8% FROM 2011-2016

13TH LARGEST GROWTH RATE FOR NORTH AMERICA HIGH-TECH SOFTWARE/SERVICES JOBS SINCE 2011

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:34 am
by FangKC
This website appears to be related to Greyhound Bus Lines.

20 cool cities you should check out before everyone else does

https://matadornetwork.com/read/20-cool ... yone-else/

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:45 pm
by empires228
brewcrew1000 wrote:Missouri in top 10 of places to not visit in 2018

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodo ... et_2243715
Missouri and Kansas both have their issues, but I would never tell someone to just flat out not visit either state because both have attractions, towns, and topography worth visiting and seeing at least once. I don't see how Missouri would beat out a truly backwards state like West Virginia, Mississippi, or Oklahoma for that honor. Rural Missouri and Rural KS a lot less scary than the rural south, or even TX and OK.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:19 am
by flyingember
empires228 wrote:
brewcrew1000 wrote:Missouri in top 10 of places to not visit in 2018

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodo ... et_2243715
Missouri and Kansas both have their issues, but I would never tell someone to just flat out not visit either state because both have attractions, towns, and topography worth visiting and seeing at least once. I don't see how Missouri would beat out a truly backwards state like West Virginia, Mississippi, or Oklahoma for that honor. Rural Missouri and Rural KS a lot less scary than the rural south, or even TX and OK.
I've been in every county in Missouri, including some really sketchy areas both rural and urban, and there's only a small handful of areas I wouldn't recommend people visit.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:21 pm
by earthling
KC ranks 5th in % Brain Gain...
https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... scene.html
More than 11,040 area tech jobs were added from 2012 to 2017, and 5,504 tech workers moved to Kansas City for employment. The Kansas City market also graduated 5,530 students with tech degrees from 2011 to 2016. Only one other Midwestern city, Indianapolis, netted a brain gain, according to the report.
And also...
Kansas City's millennial population grew 4.6 percent from 2011 to 2016 and comprises 18.6 percent of the area's total population. Markets such as Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis and Boston, however, noted a drop in the millennial population during the same time period.

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:07 pm
by earthling
KC has heavy Independent identity compared to most metros according to this (2017). STL metro has comparable or higher GOP identity than several southern cities (Nashville, Dallas, Houston)....
http://ava.prri.org/#politics/2017/Metr ... 1,13,18,28

KC was higher in GOP identity and significantly dropped since 2013...
http://ava.prri.org/#politics/2013/Metr ... 1,13,18,28

This shows Ideology. KC metro's conservative ideology has shrunk 5% from 2013 to 2017 with liberal ideology up 4 points.
http://ava.prri.org/#politics/2017/Metr ... 8,13,18,28
http://ava.prri.org/#politics/2013/Metr ... 8,13,18,28

Per previous post, is inline with KC growing with millennials (well 30+) and perhaps KC conservatives/GOP are leaving or dying off.