KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- magazine named the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) among the ten of 2011, based on the region's capital investments and jobs created last year.
The article emphasizes of Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., out of 1,100 cities across the country for its first high-speed data service, Google Fiber, estimated to be a half billion dollar investment.
Projects led by area developers, private companies, municipalities and philanthropists that contributed to the ranking include Kansas City's new $413 million Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a $1 billion expansion of Ford's manufacturing plant, the 18,467-seat LIVESTRONG Sporting Park and the 100,000-square-foot Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway.
"It was clearly one of our best years ever," says Bob Marcusse, CEO of the , which represents a bi-state, 18-county region. "We are proud of our regional economic development program and are even more proud of our partnership with our KCADC investors and economic development partners across the entire metro."
Last year, KCADC worked with companies across a range of industries, including Mars Inc., Dex One Corporation, Ceva Sante Animale and AH Industries to bring more than 2,000 new jobs and $800 million in capital investment to the region.
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Home to 2.5 million people, the Kansas City region offers the benefits of more than 50 unique communities and 18 counties in Kansas and Missouri. Called "America's Creative Crossroads," the region's distinctive qualities come from a confluence of artistry and innovation. Kansas City and its corporations, universities and lifestyle assets are nationally ranked among the best places to work, innovate and explore. Contact the Kansas City Area Development Council to learn more about business and career opportunities in the Greater KC area.
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