Business

Midwest economy: February glance at Kansas, Missouri
March 2, 2015
The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and business leaders. Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss oversees the report. Here are the state results for February in Kansas and Missouri.
Artist hopes Bonner’s ‘Marble Crazy’ event broadens horizons
March 2, 2015
Raven Copeland has been making art with glass for almost as long as Moon Marble Co. has been organizing its annual Marble Crazy event, a celebration of glass artists.
Newell Rubbermaid to expand Winfield, add 320 jobs
March 2, 2015
Newell Rubbermaid is planning a $27 million expansion of the company’s plant in Winfield and will add 320 jobs.
Heartland Seating, Inc., moves to downtown Shawnee
March 2, 2015
If you have attending a high school sporting event in Shawnee, chances are you’ve seen Heartland Seating’s work.
Column: Like a Sports Fan – We Need Voter Fans
February 27, 2015
Linda Leeper describes how Shawnee needs voters like our favorite sports teams need fans.
Company moving from Olathe to Shawnee approved for SEED loan
February 25, 2015
An Olathe company is moving to Shawnee and the business received approval from the city for forgivable loans that will cover moving expenses, build-out costs and new equipment.
City earns award for 2015 Budget
February 23, 2015
For the ninth consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Shawnee the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the city’s 2015 Budget.
Kobach says Kansas attracted most new businesses since 2003
February 18, 2015
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says more new businesses were formed in Kansas in 2014 than at any point since 2003.
City to consider incentives for Dick’s Sporting Goods-anchored Shawnee Landing
February 18, 2015
The City of Shawnee will consider a total of $23.8 million worth of incentives for the proposed Shawnee Landing commercial development on Monday and the main retail tenant is reportedly Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Retail options not meeting Shawnee’s needs, study shows
February 16, 2015
A new study estimates that Shawnee is losing $475 million in sales each year because of a lack of retail options for the citizens of Shawnee.
Battle for Bell Road remains in county court
February 16, 2015
The residents on Bell Road suing the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners over the creation of a contract sewer district for the proposed Shawnee Landing development are still waiting to see if their claims hold water in court.
Shawnee senior housing cooperative to be first of its kind in metro area
February 13, 2015
Construction will soon begin on the first senior housing cooperative in the Kansas City metro area and it’s being built in the heart of Shawnee.
Shawnee Chamber accepting scholarship applications
February 11, 2015
The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce is taking applications for its annual Betty Charlton Scholarship award.
WestLink Business Center expanding ahead of schedule
February 10, 2015
The WestLink Business Center is expanding, and expanding quickly. The developers of the business center off Kansas Highway 7 in Shawnee received approval on Monday from the city industrial revenue bonds worth up to $20 million to finance two new 170,000 square-foot industrial facilities next to their current building.
Old Navy closes in Shawnee, plans in works for replacement tenants
February 6, 2015
Old Navy, located in the Shawnee Station Shopping Center off Shawnee Mission Parkway, recently closed and plans are in the works to replace the empty space with two new tenants.

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