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A proposed plan to spur revitalization of the Loma Vista and Robandee shopping centers and areas adjacent to the Cerner Innovations Campus at the site of the former Bannister Mall was explained to over 90 persons attending the December 9 SKCA meeting by Steve Rinne (left), Business Development Officer, and Greg Flisram, Senior Vice President, for the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City.
(Photo by Bill Rankin)
Missouri State Representative Jeanie Lauer of Blue Springs explains the need for Missouri to join the 49 other states that allow a fee on wireless phones to support the 911 system at the SKCA December meeting. Lauer’s legislation to allow counties to seek voter approval for such fees and to enact a statewide fee on prepaid wireless service passed the Missouri House in 2016 but died in the Senate. Passage of such legislation is a top legislative priority for the SKCA.
“This part of the metropolitan area is going to achieve sustained growth for the foreseeable future as we see follow up development to the Cerner project,” Joe Reardon, president of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, told the South Kansas City Alliance annual meeting Monday, November 14.
Jackson County Executive Frank White explains the need for voters to renew the county’s quarter-cent COMBAT sales tax that provides funding to 50 agencies to reduce drug abuse and prevent violence to a standing room only crowd at the October 10 South Kansas City Alliance meeting. COMBAT also funds DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) for county middle schoolers and 5th graders. The 9-year COMBAT tax extension will be on the November ballot as Jackson County Question 1.
Many of the more than 200 persons attending the October 8 third annual SKCA Economic Development Summit at Avila University had questions about the new Cerner Innovations campus being constructed at the former Bannister Mall site which is projected to eventually have about 16,000 employees. Employees are expected to begin moving into the campus in January, creating opportunities for nearby retail business and housing growth.
Luncheon guests at the October 8 third annual SKCA Economic Development Summit at Avila University learned details about the Missouri Housing Development Commission’s programs to assist home buyers, to prevent homelessness and promote affordable housing for low income Missourians from Kip Stetzler, MHDC executive director.
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