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ToDactivist wrote:
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Not stellar growth @5% considering OKC, Nashville, Louisville and Indy all regionally kicked butt. How can KC do better?
KC had its chance with the Google Fiber hype, which has since subsided now that gigabit is broad. Warm weather cities and winter 'destination' cities (Denver, MSP) will do well, Indy/Columbus get Chicago/Rustbelt exodus and have major universities. The one area KC really lacks is with strong local universities. Need to elevate UMKC and KU to next level methinks. All other areas KC has been lacking are now being worked on (airport, transit, downtown).
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I don't see that KC failed with Google Fiber. It was what it was - or wasn't. But, I agree with you entirely on the university thing. It has been common knowledge for at least 30 years that the new economy industries rely on higher ed. And Kansas City has, for the most part, turned a deaf ear. This - and airport (same deaf ear syndrome) - are biggest fails.

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The lack of a major research university is the biggest failure of past Kansas City leadership going back decades.

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Agree that Google Fiber wasn't a failure, just that the window to capitalize on it is over. Now that airport, transit and downtown have attention/momentum, the new priorities for the region should be boosting up the universities and addressing crime.

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Kansas City ranks 49 on the list of 100 Best Places to Live in America. Overland Park, which usually appears on these lists, doesn't appear in the top 100.
Known for its roots in barbecue and jazz, Kansas City has long been one of the most iconic cities in the country and is now charging forward into the modern era, becoming a millennial hotspot equipped with a great economy, plentiful cultural amenities, great sports teams and affordable housing.

Kansas City earned its spot on our list this year thanks to a thriving job market, which is mostly growing in the healthcare sector — and is projected to increase a whopping 18% before 2026. The city also got points for infrastructure and ease of getting around, which is seen specifically in its neighborhoods that promote more walkable, bikeable lifestyles like Old Westport, Hanover Place and Brookside.
Columbia, MO, came in at No. 6, and St. Louis at No. 100.

https://tinyurl.com/yxn6mtna

https://livability.com/best-places/top- ... ansas-city

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Kansas City ranks No. 9 out of 50. Missouri has two of the top 10 cities.

The best and worst metros for first-time homebuyers in 2019, ranked

Best metros for 1st-time homebuyers.

1. Pittsburgh, PA
2. Raleigh, NC
3. Oklahoma City, OK
4. Hartford, CT
5. St. Louis, MO
6. Cincinnati, OH
7. Buffalo, NY
8. Minneapolis, MN
9. Kansas City, MO
10. Virginia Beach, VA

Source: Bankrate's 2019 Best/Worst Metros for First-time Homebuyers

https://www.bankrate.com/mortgages/best ... omebuyers/
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Are we 9th best or 9th worst?

I was too lazy to read it. Just want the instant gratification.

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best

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Ha! Screw you,Virginia Beach!

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KC metro ranks well for brain gain and above average for Millenial growth 'living in downtown areas'. Brain gain maybe because we don't have large universities to lose grads. Might be different if KU part of metro.

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Thank you STL?

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smh wrote:
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Thank you STL?
STL has had significant domestic out-migration this decade compared to last decade...
https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/data/popu ... s%2C_MO-IL

KC migration not so well first part of decade but picking up domestic in-migration last couple years...
https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/data/popu ... y%2C_MO-KS

BTW, 2018 migration numbers should come out later this month or so.

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Google Says Kansas City Is The First U.S. City On Its Arts & Culture Platform
Google says Kansas City will be the first city in the United States to have its own place on the search engine's Arts & Culture platform.

"So all in one place, you're going to see over 2,000 artworks and artifacts, over 40 online stories, all telling the history of Kansas City and its art scene today," said project manager Jamie Burchfield. "And you can see that content through online exhibits, through virtual reality tours, through ultra-high resolution photographs of artwork."

Fifteen area arts organizations, including the Black Archives of Mid-America and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, are featured on the Kansas City project site. Some, like The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, have posted content on the site for years, but others, such as the Kansas City Art Institute, are new partners.
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https://www.kcur.org/post/google-says-k ... m#stream/0

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https://artsandculture.google.com/project/kansascity

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The Best American Cities for Creatives (That You Can Actually Afford to Live In)

By Thrillist

Kansas City, Missouri


Metro population: 489,000
Median 1BD rental: $736
Key stat: 90-plus, the number of barbecue restaurants in Kansas City’s metropolitan area

https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation ... ies/travel
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Travel
The 25 Best US Cities to Spend a Weekend

By Thrillist Travel

12. Kansas City, Missouri

KC is Austin without the crowds, Chicago on a smaller scale. This midwestern metropolis is so underrated it’s silly; the folks are welcoming, the barbecue is dank, flights cost nothing. Public transit is improving with a free street car between River Market and Downtown, but it isn’t there for the rest of the city. Luckily, ride shares are dirt cheap, and the city is contained enough that you can knock out a month’s worth of experiences in a single weekend. Which means everything you saw on the latest season of Netflix’s Queer Eye, plus a hell of a lot more.
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https://www.thrillist.com/travel/natio ... nce/travel

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FangKC wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:21 am
The Best American Cities for Creatives (That You Can Actually Afford to Live In)

By Thrillist

Kansas City, Missouri


Metro population: 489,000
Median 1BD rental: $736
Key stat: 90-plus, the number of barbecue restaurants in Kansas City’s metropolitan area

https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation ... ies/travel
Can't wait until our metro population hits the half million mark!
That article needs some serious editing. "Metro" populations seem to be a mix of municipal, metro (msa), and combined (csa)

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KC rises in 'best places to live' list
Kansas City rose nine spots in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 ranking of the nation's best places to live, and it's ranked the highest of any Kansas or Missouri metro on the list.

The magazine analyzed the nation's 125 largest metropolitan areas based on affordability, quality of life and job prospects.

Kansas City ranked No. 49 overall and No. 80 in the Best Places to Retire category.
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Wichita ranked No. 79 on the list, followed by Springfield, No. 80, and St. Louis, No. 81.
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http://tinyurl.com/yygzs9jm

https://realestate.usnews.com/places/mi ... ansas-city

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KC metro just above average for Millennial share of total population at 26% vs 25% US avg. A bit higher than average with recent movers (57% KC vs 54% US). KC notably higher than US avg and peer cities with Millennial median income, established and recent movers.

https://www.nar.realtor/sites/default/f ... 5-2019.pdf

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Checks out. It feels like we have enough.

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KC's higher and growing Millennial income correlates to KC ranking high for growth in Millennial downtown dwellers, several posts back.

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