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ChowNow - LA-based online ordering platform for restaurants picks KC for office with 100 employees...
https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... ffice.html

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Missouri is poised to become a top 10 tech state in 5 years

Although some still consider Missouri a flyover state, their minds may change in the next five years. That's when Missouri is expected to rank among the top 10 states for technology industry growth, according to a new report from the Missouri Chamber Foundation, the News Tribune reports.
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Smart pet collar company from SF Bay Area moving to KC, aiming for 200 jobs..
https://www.kctv5.com/news/tech-company ... 6ca7d.html
“It’s such a cool city with a thriving downtown and some nightlife,” Tamayo said. “It's also much cheaper, since we're coming from San Francisco.”
KC's Animal Health corridor apparently an attraction. Starting out with a Plexpod location while searching permanent office space...
https://www.startlandnews.com/2019/04/s ... nsas-city/

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earthling wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:15 pm
ChowNow - LA-based online ordering platform for restaurants picks KC for office with 100 employees...
https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... ffice.html
ChowNow chooses first KC office in Xroads...
https://www.startlandnews.com/2019/03/c ... nsas-city/

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Both of those companies would be obvious tenants for that new building being proposed at Third Street and Grand in the River Market.

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FangKC wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:00 pm
Both of those companies would be obvious tenants for that new building being proposed at Third Street and Grand in the River Market.
Both firms are taking temporary space. I believe both were also recruited by KCADC who has/had been meeting with the 3rd Grand Developer. There could be a connection there.

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This shows GDP impact of "High Tech Employment" in several markets.


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For some reason not all large markets included...
http://www.kcrisingmetrics.org/assets/i ... yment.xlsx

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This shows Life Sciences Employment. Not GDP $ like the above. KC metro's growth since 2014 is significant compared to most other markets.

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KC has been known as strong with engineering/architect employment and still is for its size but other markets are passing up KC, including Minneapolis and San Jose with Portland about to...

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Considering KC doesn't have a strong research university is surprising KC is doing well in these categories. But could even be better with stronger research universities.

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earthling wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:41 pm
Considering KC doesn't have a strong research university is surprising KC is doing well in these categories. But could even be better with stronger research universities.
It's about the only thing keeping Pittsburg afloat

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Google spun off Replica from Sidewalk Labs a while back and based HQ in KC but am thinking it used to be near 9th and Broadway downtown. Looks like it moved to OP?
https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... llion.html


Also, Google Maps shows that 911 Broadway is the "Google Fiber KC HQ" and 908 Broadway is "Google Building BRDW". Does Google own these buildings or leasing? Are there any other Google divisions/depts in these buildings or just GFiber?

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The lower buildings have been converted into apartments.

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^Curious that Google's own Maps calls it the Google Fiber KC HQ...
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It's my understanding that the building is/was indeed GFiber's KC HQ. This would be different from the more "cable/wireless store" model of the GFiber Space on State Line/Westport rd - enterprise sales and the like. I spoke with a local GFiber rep some time ago (multifamily tech conference) and she was based in that office. Don't really have any detail beyond that, but I would assume they lease the space.

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^Thought it was the one on W side of Broadway but curious it shows they are in 2 buildings on both sides.

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Yep, sorry, was referring to the building on the west side of Broadway...

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Large report on national tech employment. KC ranks 24th for overall tech employment and 11th for growth. Has fairly high per capita tech biz establishments, implying a startup market. Appears to be based on mid-year 2020 data. KC had a recent decent STEM employment boost up to Mar 2021 relative to other markets according to BLS.

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COVID-19 scatters tech hubs for young talent

https://www.axios.com/tech-hub-cities-y ... y-techjobs

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Leawood tech company will being hiring a lot of new employees.

Torch.AI scores $27M incentive package, will hire nearly 500

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... 2021-05-10

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