Business

WireCo to move headquarters across border to Kansas
April 15, 2015
The Kansas Department of Commerce says WireCo WorldGroup will receive more than $8.6 million in incentives to move its headquarters this summer from Kansas City, Mo., to Prairie Village.
CertainTeed to renovate plant in Kansas City, Kan.
April 14, 2015
CertainTeed Corp. officials say the building materials company will renovate its plant in Kansas City, Kansas, creating more than 70 new jobs over the next three years.
Global technology company RiskIQ comes to Shawnee
April 14, 2015
A San Francisco-based technology firm is opening an office in Shawnee, further solidifying the Kansas City area as what is now being called “Silicon Prairie.” RiskIQ now calls Shawnee home in addition to it’s offices in San Francisco and European offices in London.
Hostess plant in Lenexa to reopen
April 13, 2015
A former Hostess Brands bakery in Lenexa will reopen this summer, providing about 100 jobs.
Hollywood Casino delays start of hotel project
April 13, 2015
The owners of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway are postponing construction of a 248-room hotel, which was to be underway this week.
Veteran opens community-minded Downtown Coffee Shop
April 13, 2015
It pays to build community, and that’s what the owner of the new Downtown Coffee Shop is trying to do.
Shawnee man aims to make window blinds safer, less frustrating
April 8, 2015
A Shawnee man’s invention aims to remove chords from window shades and blinds and make them more user friendly.
2014 Economic Development report highlights results from various incentives
April 6, 2015
Whether they are tax abatements, Tax Increment Financing Districts, Transportation Development Districts or Community Improvement Districts, tax incentives given to developers come with projected economic growth. On Tuesday, the City of Shawnee along with the Economic Development Council produced a report that highlights what those projections were, and what they actually produced in terms of new jobs and tax revenue for the city in 2014.
Midwest economy: state of Kansas report for March
April 1, 2015
The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group has provided a look at the Kansas business conditions for March.
Hallmark seeks to cut 200 jobs in next several months
March 31, 2015
Hallmark Cards is offering a buyout program as it tries to cut 200 jobs by this summer.
Investment group purchases Shawnee Heartland Assisted Living
March 27, 2015
The 48-unit Shawnee Heartland Assisted Living has been sold to an investment group that paid $7.2 million for the facility.
Healthy Yards Expo promotes green lawn and garden practices
March 26, 2015
The Sixth Annual Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo on Saturday, Mar. 28, will aim to help all gardeners make greener choices for their yards and homes.
Economy and education focus of 2015 State of the County Address
March 24, 2015
Ed Eilert, chairman of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, highlighted the economic gains Johnson County made in 2014 and described the county as a “Community of opportunity,” in his annual State of the County Address Tuesday.
Johnson County pursuing sewer district at former Shawnee Landing site
March 24, 2015
Johnson County says it is pursuing contract sewer district plans at the corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Maurer Road but will be up to a Johnson County District Court judge to decide if they have the legal right to.
Shawnee’s Neighborhood Painting, Inc., named as a top small business
March 23, 2015
Ryan Toelkes’ innate entrepreneurial spirit has created a booming small businesses in Shawnee and it all began with some strokes of paint and a lot of ground work.

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