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Post by earthling » 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

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Post by FangKC » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:58 pm

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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Post by earthling » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:09 am

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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Re: KC sci|tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by earthling » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:28 am

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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Re: KC sci|tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by FangKC » 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.

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Post by normalthings » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:23 am

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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Post by earthling » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:50 pm

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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Post by earthling » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:28 pm

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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Re: KC sci|tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by earthling » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:04 pm

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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Re: KC sci|tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

Post by earthling » 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.

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Post by TrolliKC » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:12 pm

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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