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Businesses -- Small
9 More in the Hot Seat: Carter Broadcast Group
Photo and description of Mike Carter, general manager, and together with his wife Mildred, owners of the Carter Broadcast Group, "the parent company for KPRS 'Hot 103 JAMZ' and KPRT 'Today's Gospel 1590,'"...
9 More in the Hot Seat: FirstGuard Health Plan
Photo and description of Joy Wheeler, executive director of FirstGuard Health Plan, a "for-profit subsidiary of the Model Cities Health Corporation of Kansas City, established in 1995.
9 More in the Hot Seat: LaserCycle
Photo and description of Rick Krska, owner and president of LaserCycle, Incorporated, a business "recycl[ing] laser toner and inkjet cartridges. ..provid[ing] consumers a more economical and ecologically...
9 More in the Hot Seat: PAYDATA
Photo and description of Drew Hiss, president and owner with his wife Sara Hiss of Paydata or PAYDATA, a business "provid[ing] payroll processing, as well as personnel data services on an outsource basis,"...
A New Frontier
Photos, map, and article about the continuing and managed growth of urbanization in Johnson County, Kansas suburbs, especially along 119th Street, with shopping centers, residences, and coordinated automobile...
Article examines the issue of hospitals in Kansas City, and whether or not new facilities and expansions are needed in the area.
Boss Tom's Legacy
Article analyzes the impact of political boss Tom Pendergast on the growth of Kansas City.
Breaking the Mold
Article profiles the owners of several minority businesses, as well as describing the history of the business climate for minority entrepreneurs in Kansas City.
Bringing Science to Life
Photos and article about the life sciences complex planned in the Greater Kansas City area, directed at biotechnology research and medical education, etc., and to be composed of the Stowers Institute for...
Codeblue: The Prognosis for Health care in Metropolitan Kansas City
Article describes problems faced by Kansas City area health systems and hospitals. Includes statements and photographs of four area health system chief executive officers: John Bluford of Truman Medical...
Crossing the Mighty Mo: Gridlock, Not Bridges, Connects the Northland to the Rest of Kansas City
Photos and article about the problems in traffic congestion across the Missouri River bridges (Broadway Bridge, Paseo Bridge, Chouteau Bridge, and Heart of America Bridge) connecting the Northland and...
Article describing the efforts of Kansas City's cultural centers to cultivate and keep audiences in 2002.
Down by the River
Photos, map, and article about the resurgence (especially since urban renewal in the 1990s centering around the City Market and Delaware Street) of the River Market, the site of the original Town of Kansas...
April 1, 2002
Article briefly describes the historic dividing line between black and white neighborhoods in Kansas City, Troost Avenue. The economic rejuvenation of the east side of Kansas City is examined.
Game On: Greater Kansas City Sports Businesses Spend Their Time Juggling Competition, Revenue and Costs
Photos and article about the history of professional sports teams and their business aspects in Greater Kansas City from the 1960s to the present-day's "fledgling Kansas City Knights of the American Basketball...
Games People Play
Article discussing the effects of the national economy on the local gambling industry. The "loss limit" law is discussed, as are employment opportunities offered by the gaming industry.
Geographic Spotlight: Above the Street
Photos and article about the Country Club Plaza and its many apartment buildings being "converted into condominiums as the allure of urban convenience and Plaza chic attracts waves of affluent would-be...
Geographic Spotlight: Where the Springs Are Blue
Photos and article about the steady growth of the Jackson County town of Blue Springs, Missouri west of Kansas City (and Independence) on I-70. Description of the town's 30-year growth spurt and continuing...
Getting from Here to There
Photos and article about the $600 million renovation of Kansas City International Airport in 2000, "launched to upgrade the three terminals and the Trans World Airlines/Kansas City Missouri Overhaul Base,"...
Going Global: Unlocking the Mysteries and Getting the Riches of the International Marketplace
Article about the global operations of Kansas City area businesses via the Internet, etc.
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