Kansas City Metropolitan AreaKansas City, MO-KS
Common name: Kansas City Metropolitan Area Largest city
Other cities Kansas City, Missouri
- Overland Park
- Kansas City, KS
- Lee's Summit
- GladstonePopulation Ranked 29th in the U.S. - Total 1,985,429 - Density 363.9/sq. mi.
140.5/km² Area5,406 sq. mi.
14,002 km² State(s) - Missouri
- KansasElevation - Highest point 11601 feet (353.51 m) - Lowest point 6901 feet (210.31 m)
The Kansas City Metropolitan Area is a fifteen county metropolitan area that is anchored by Kansas City, Missouri straddling the border between the states of Missouri and Kansas. In 2007, it was estimated to have 1,985,429 people. The metro is the second largest metropolitan area in Missouri and largest with territory in Kansas, though Wichita Metropolitan Area is the largest metro anchored in Kansas. Satellite cities over 100,000 population in the metropolitan area include Independence, Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas, Olathe, Kansas, and Overland Park, Kansas.
In 2007, Worldwide ERC and Primary Relocation recognized Kansas City third overall as one of the "Best Cities for Relocating Families" in the United States. Also in March 2007, Money rated Overland Park, Kansas, 6th best city to live in the United States. Neighboring city Olathe, Kansas, was rated 13th and Lee's Summit, Missouri, 44th best. Kansas City is one of 2 metro areas to have 2 cities in the top fifteen.
- 1 Geographic overview
- 2 Metropolitan Area
- 3 Transportation
- 4 Local navigation tips
- 5 Educational institutions
- 6 Libraries
- 7 Media
- 8 Business interests
- 9 Local organizations
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The core of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area can be visualized roughly by the following divisions:
The Northland is locally referred to as "north of the river" (Missouri River) or "Kansas City North". (Often confused with Northtown, a nickname for North Kansas City) Contained wholly within Missouri, it encompasses portions of Clay County and Platte County including the northern half of Kansas City, Missouri, and the cities of Liberty,North Kansas City and Gladstone. The sharpest part of the river bend forms a peninsula containing the Charles B. Wheeler Kansas City Downtown Airport.
Midtown is the core of the metro area just directly to the south of downtown (south of 31st Street) and is mostly urban terrain. Contained within Kansas City, Missouri, it is broken up into the historical neighborhoods of Westport, The Country Club Plaza, Hyde Park, Ward Parkway, Brookside, West Plaza, Southmoreland, Valentine, Coleman Highlands and Rockhill. It contains the majority of the metro area's businesses, visitor attractions, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
South KC or "South Kansas City" is the southern half of Kansas City, Missouri as well as the suburbs of Lee's Summit, Grandview, Harrisonville, Belton, Raymore. It is sometimes called "the southland."
The Eastside is an area of the metro that contains the eastern urban side of Kansas City, Missouri as well as the suburbs of Independence, Blue Springs and Raytown. This part of town is best known for the Truman Sports Complex where the Royals, Wizards and Chiefs play.
Johnson County (the southwest portion of the metro) indicates all of Johnson County, Kansas, which includes the cities of Overland Park, Lenexa, Olathe, Shawnee, and De Soto. Interstate 35 runs diagonally through Johnson County from the southwest toward the northeast and downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
Wyandotte or the western side of the metro contains Wyandotte County, Kansas. Wyandotte County, sometimes referred to as just 'Wyandotte' or 'The Dot', contains Kansas City, Kansas, Bonner Springs and Edwardsville, and it is governed by a single unified government similar to a consolidated city-county. Often the Wyandotte government is referred to simply as 'The Unified Government'. This area is best known for NASCAR's Kansas Speedway. Another bend in the Missouri River forms the county line between Wyandotte and Platte counties to the north and northeast.
In all, nearly 2 million people live in the metropolitan area. It is difficult to state exactly the size of the population because there are few natural boundaries and suburban expansion (or sprawl) is ongoing.
100,000 or more inhabitants
10,000 to 100,000 inhabitants
- Blue Springs, Missouri
- Belton, Missouri
- Excelsior Springs, Missouri
- Gardner, Kansas
- Gladstone, Missouri
- Grandview, Missouri
- Lansing, Kansas
- Leawood, Kansas
- Leavenworth, Kansas
- Lee's Summit, Missouri
- Lenexa, Kansas
- Liberty, Missouri
- Merriam, Kansas
- Ottawa, Kansas
- Prairie Village, Kansas
- Raymore, Missouri
- Raytown, Missouri
- Shawnee, Kansas
Fewer than 10,000 inhabitants
- Avondale, Missouri
- Basehor, Kansas
- Birmingham, Missouri
- Bonner Springs, Kansas
- Buckner, Missouri
- Claycomo, Missouri
- Countryside, Kansas
- De Soto, Kansas
- Edgerton, Kansas
- Edwardsville, Kansas
- Fairway, Kansas
- Glenaire, Missouri
- Grain Valley, Missouri
- Greenwood, Missouri
- Harrisonville, Missouri
- Houston Lake, Missouri
- Kearney, Missouri
- Lake Lotawana, Missouri
- Lake Quivira, Kansas
- Lake Tapawingo, Missouri
- Lake Waukomis, Missouri
- Lake Winnebago, Missouri
- Lawson, Missouri
- Levasy, Missouri
- Lexington, Missouri
- Linwood, Kansas
- Lone Jack, Missouri
- Mission, Kansas
- Mission Hills, Kansas
- Mission Woods, Kansas
- Missouri City, Missouri
- Napoleon, Missouri
- North Kansas City, Missouri
- Northmoor, Missouri
- Oak Grove, Missouri
- Oaks, Missouri
- Oakview, Missouri
- Oakwood, Missouri
- Oakwood Park, Missouri
- Odessa, Missouri
- Orrick, Missouri
- Parkville, Missouri
- Peculiar, Missouri
- Platte City, Missouri
- Platte Woods, Missouri
- Pleasant Valley, Missouri
- Pleasant Hill, Missouri
- Randolph, Missouri
- Richmond, Missouri
- River Bend, Missouri
- Riverside, Missouri
- Roeland Park, Kansas
- Sibley, Missouri
- Smithville, Missouri
- Spring Hill, Kansas
- Sugar Creek, Missouri
- Tonganoxie, Kansas
- Unity Village, Missouri
- Weatherby Lake, Missouri
- Wellington, Missouri
- Westwood, Kansas
- Westwood Hills, Kansas
The metropolitan area is experiencing continued growth. Between July 2000 and July 2007, the population in the Kansas City MSA grew from 1,842,965 to 2,037,357, an increase of 10 percent.
The Kansas City metropolitan area includes all or part of the following counties:
- Cass County, Missouri
- Clay County, Missouri
- Jackson County, Missouri
- Lafayette County, Missouri
- Platte County, Missouri
- Ray County, Missouri
- Johnson County, Kansas
- Wyandotte County, Kansas
- Franklin County, Kansas
- Leavenworth County, Kansas
- Linn County, Kansas
- Miami County, Kansas
- Bates County, Missouri
- Caldwell County, Missouri
- Clinton County, Missouri
- Johnson County, Missouri
The Kansas City metropolitan area has by far more freeway lane-miles per capita than any other large metropolitan area in the United States, over 27% more than the second-place Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, over 50% more than the average American metro area and nearly 75% more than the large metro area with the least, Las Vegas.
Some of Kansas City's interstates include:
- I-29 - To Saint Joseph, Missouri and Omaha, Nebraska, to the North.
- I-35 - To Des Moines, Iowa, to the North and Wichita, Kansas, to the South.
- I-70 - To St. Louis, Missouri, to the East and Topeka, Kansas/Denver, Colorado, to the West.
- I-435 - Bi-State Loop through Missouri and Kansas suburbs. 2nd longest in U.S., 4th longest single numbered beltway in the world.
- I-470 - Connects South Kansas City with Lee's Summit and Independence.
- I-635 - Connecting the Kansas suburbs with Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City International Airport.
- I-670 - A southern bypass of I-70 and Southern portion of the downtown loop. Signed as East I-70 when exiting from I-35 while traveling north.
Other major highways:
- US 24-40 - Combination of the US 24 and US 40 highways that pass through Kansas City.
- US 50 - Follows I-435 from the west to I-470 then spurs off in Lee's Summit and becomes just U.S. 50.
- US 69 - Connects Excelsior Springs, Missouri, in the north and serves as a freeway in Johnson County suburbs.
- US 71 - In the north, concurrent with I-29 to Amazonia, Missouri, and serves as a freeway (Bruce R. Watkins Drive) South from downtown.
- US 169 - Connects Smithville, Missouri, in the north.
- K-5 - A minor freeway bypassing the north of Kansas City, Kansas, connecting the GM Fairfax plant with I-635. K-5 continues as Leavenworth Road west to I-435 then on to Leavenworth, Kansas.
- K-7 - A freeway linking Leavenworth County, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas, and Johnson County, Kansas.
- K-10 - A freeway linking Johnson County, Kansas, and Douglas County, Kansas.
- K-32 - A highway that links Leavenworth County, Kansas, and Wyandotte County, Kansas.
- Route 9 - A minor freeway northwest of North Kansas City, and serves as a commercial backbone to North Kansas City, Riverside, Platte Woods, and Parkville.
- Route 150 - A highway linking southern Lee's Summit and Grandview to the Kansas suburbs at State Line Road.
- Route 152 - A freeway contained entirely in Kansas City's Northland, stretching from Liberty in Clay County west to its intersection with I-435 south of KCI in Platte County.
- Route 210 - A minor freeway east of North Kansas City that, as a two-lane road, stretches to Richmond, Missouri.
- Route 291 - Formerly an eastern bypass route of US 71, the minor freeway connects Harrisonville and Lee's Summit to Independence, Sugar Creek, Liberty and Kansas City North. It is signed along with I-470 north of Lee's Summit.
- Route 350 - Crosses through Raytown as Blue Parkway.
Other notable roads:
- Ward Parkway - A scenic parkway in Kansas City, Missouri near the Kansas-Missouri state line where many large historic mansions and fountains are located.
- Broadway - A Street where in the middle of downtown contains various bars, live jazz outlets and restaurants. It is also the eastern border of Quality Hill, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kansas City
Local navigation tips
See related article: WikiTravel entry on Kansas City, Missouri
The Missouri side of the Metropolitan Area shares a grid system with Johnson County on the Kansas Side. Most east-west streets are numbered and most north-south streets named. Addresses on east-west streets are numbered from Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri, and on north-south streets from St. John Avenue (or the Missouri River, in the River Market area). The direction 'South' in street and address numbers is generally implied if 'North' is not specified, except for numbered 'avenues' in North Kansas City. In most of Wyandotte County, Kansas the north-south streets are numbered and the address numbers are measured from Riverview Avenue. A few suburbs use completely independent numbering schemes.
- Kansas Citians tend to express US and Missouri highway designations with the number before the word "highway". This colloquialism tends not to apply to interstates or Kansas route numbers ("I-70", "K-10").
- 69 Highway "The Overland Parkway": Southbound on I-35 from Kansas City, Missouri towards Johnson County there are two exits marked South 69. The first or northern one (Metcalf Ave/I-635) is a left lane exit and leads to Metcalf, an at-grade trafficway, before turning west along Shawnee Mission Parkway, to rejoin I-35. The southern US-69 exit is a two lane right lane exit between the 75th and 87th street exits and begins a four lane highway known as the Overland Parkway.
- Bruce R. Watkins Drive is the name of the new section of U.S. Route 71 in Kansas City, Missouri. The old US 71 ran mostly on Prospect Avenue.
- When traveling north on I-35 from Johnson County the first signs that say I-70 east actually guide the driver through the southern portion of I-670 which takes motorists into the southern part of the Downtown Freeway Loop and goes underneath the Bartle Hall Convention Center and some downtown overpasses. This is sometimes referred to as "going under downtown".
- The KCTV pyramid shaped television and radio tower can be seen from many parts of the city and is well lit at night. It is next to the KCPT studios at the corner of 31st and Main.
- The twin red brick towers of American Century Investments are oriented north and south along Main at 45th street. They are just north of the Country Club Plaza. The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is slightly east. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is east and slightly south.
- Kansas City Community Christian Church at 4601 Main has a group of lights that shoot a beam straight up at night. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1950s, it is slightly south of and across the street from the American Century Investment Towers. The Nelson Atkins is to the east and the Kemper Museum is to the north and slightly east.
- Bartle Hall has a section that looks somewhat like a north-south suspension bridge crossing over I-670 at the southwest corner of the downtown loop. It has four towers with metal sculptures on top of each tower.
- The Veterans Affairs Medical Center has a large "VA" emblem. It is near the intersection of I-70, Linwood and Van Brunt.
Areas of the metroThe center of Kansas City is roughly contained inside the downtown loop (shaded in red).
- Downtown Kansas City refers to the downtown area of Kansas City, MO, where a large majority of the area's employees work, and where much of the entertainment is located. It has been going through a massive revitalization since 2000, and gained over 7,000 people from 2000 to 2005.
- "The Northland" refers to the area of the metro area that is north of the Missouri River, comprising Clay and Platte counties in Missouri. This area includes the northern half of Kansas City, Missouri, which is referred to as "Kansas City, North" to distinguish it from the rest of the Northland and North Kansas City.
- River Market refers to the area north of downtown, south of the river, and west of highway 9. It is home to a large farmer's market.
- "North Kansas City" is a separate city that is completely surrounded by Kansas City, Missouri (abbreviated NKC). It is also called Northtown.
- Shawnee Mission, Kansas, is an area recognized by the United States Postal Service that includes many towns in Johnson County, Kansas.
- Waldo refers to the Waldo Residential District in Kansas City, Missouri, near 75th Street and Wornall Road.
- Country Club Plaza (or simply "the Plaza") is an upscale shopping district built by the J.C. Nichols Company in 1923. It was the first suburban shopping district in the United States.
- Country Club District is the name for the associated group of neighborhoods built along Ward Parkway by J.C. Nichols just south of the Country Club Plaza, and includes Sunset Hill, Brookside, Crestwood, and Mission Hills, Kansas.
- 39th Street usually refers to the small section of West 39th Street between State Line Road and Southwest Trafficway in Kansas City, Missouri. It has many restaurants, bars and shops, and is just across the state line from the University of Kansas Medical Center. The area is also referred to as the Volker neighborhood.
- University of Kansas Hospital (KUMED) is the corporate name of the hospital on the KU Medical Center campus.
- Benton Curve, a curve located where Interstate 70 crosses Benton Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, is a site of many accidents.
- Pendleton Heights is a historic neighborhood in the Northeast, home to the city's largest concentration of Victorian homes. It is bordered to the north by Cliff Drive, the east by Chestnut Trafficway, the south by Independence Avenue and to the west by the Paseo Trafficway. It is Kansas City's oldest surviving neighborhood.
- Grandview Triangle is the intersection of three major highways: Interstate 435, Interstate 470, and U.S. Route 71 (Bruce R. Watkins Drive). Notorious for fatal accidents, as of February 2005, improvements and upgrades on the Triangle have mostly been completed.
- Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard, named for former mayor and current Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, comprises recently renamed portions of 47th Street and Brush Creek Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri.
- 18th and Vine refers to the 18th and Vine Historic District that contains the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum.
- The Library District is a recently defined district around the new Central Library at 14 West 10th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Strawberry Hill is a historical area in Kansas City, Kansas that was home to many eastern European immigrants. Later, the neighborhood became home to many Latino/Chicano families. However, with recent immigration from Eastern Europe, Strawberry Hill is currently seeing immigration once again from Eastern Europe.
- Hospital Hill is the area near 23rd and Holmes in Kansas City, Missouri, and consists of two major hospitals (Truman Medical Center, The Children's Mercy Hospital) and the University of Missouri, Kansas City's School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Pharmacy and School of Nursing.
- Argentine is a part of Kansas City, Kansas, near 30th and Argentine. It is one of the oldest Mexican/Chicano neighborhoods in Kansas City with Mexican immigration to that area dating to the 1800s.
- The Crossroads Arts District is a Downtown neighborhood between the Central Business District and Union Station, centered around the intersection of 19th Street and Baltimore in Kansas City, Missouri. It contains dozens of art galleries and is considered by many to be the center of the arts culture in the metropolitan area. Local artists sponsor exhibits there on the first Friday of each month.
- Quality Hill is a residential and commercial neighborhood on top of a western hill in the Central Business District Downtown Kansas City, across the river from the Charles B. Wheeler Airport.
- Washington-Wheatley is a historically Black neighborhood southeast of the 18th and Vine District.
- The Westside is a historically African American and Chicano/Latino neighborhood near Southwest Blvd. and Interstate 35.
- Westport is a historic district offering much of the metro area's entertainment and nightlife.
- West Bottoms
- Squier Park
- Union Hill
- Armordale, in Kansas City, KS, is one of the historically Chicano(a) neighborhoods of the Kansas City metro.
- East Bottoms
- Northeast, refers to the Historic Old Northeast District, a working-class immigrant collection of neighorhoods. It is between downtown Kansas City and the smaller city of Independence. It was originally one of the more fashionable areas in the city, and the oldest residential neighborhoods. It is also home to peoples from dozens of nations, representing cultures from Africa, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. Though a vital part of the KCMA and unique, it is often overlooked by non-Kansas Citians for political and economic reasons.
- Truman Sports Complex, located at the corner of I-70 and I-435 east of downtown Kansas City, MO, is the sports center of the KCMA. It features Arrowhead Stadium, home of the NFL Kansas City Chiefs and MLS Kansas City Wizards; and Kauffman Stadium, home of the MLB Kansas City Royals.
In Kansas City, Missouri:
- Avila University
- Calvary Bible College
- DeVry University of Kansas City
- Kansas City Art Institute
- Metropolitan Community College
- MCC-Penn Valley
- MCC-Maple Woods
- MCC-Business and Technology Center
- MCC-Blue River
- Midwestern Baptist College
- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
- National American University
- Nazarene Theological Seminary
- Rockhurst University
- University of Missouri–Kansas City
- University of Phoenix - Kansas City
- Webster University - Kansas City
- Vatterott College
On the Missouri side:
- Park University
- William Jewell College
- Wentworth Military Academy and College
- University of Central Missouri
On the Kansas side:
- Baker University
- Johnson County Community College
- Kansas City Kansas Community College
- MidAmerica Nazarene University
- Ottawa University
- University of Kansas, Edwards Campus
- University of Kansas Medical Center
- University of Saint Mary
- University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, Kan
- Friends University
- Donnelly College
In nearby Lawrence:
Other nearby Missouri educational institutions:
- Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville
- Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph
- University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg
- Blue Springs School District
- Blue Springs High School
- Blue Springs South High School
- Center School District
- Center High School
- Excelsior Springs School District
- Excelsior Springs High School
- Excelsior Springs Area Career Center
- Fort Osage School District
- Grandview C-4 School District
- Grandview High School
- Hickman Mills C-1 School District
- Hickman Mills High School
- Ruskin High School
- Independence School District
- Kansas City Missouri School District
- Lee's Summit R-VII School District
- Lee's Summit Community Christian School
- Liberty Public School District
- North Kansas City School District
- Park Hill School District
- The Pembroke Hill School
- Raytown C-2 School District
- Rockhurst High School
- St. Pius X High School
- St. Teresa's Academy
- Basehor - Linwood School District
- Bishop Miege High School
- Bishop Ward High School
- Blue Valley School District
- Bonner Springs/Edwardsville School District http://www.usd204.com
- De Soto School District
- De Soto High School
- Mill Valley High School
- Gardner Edgerton High School
- Kansas City Christian School
- Kansas City, KS School District
- F.L. Schagle High School
- J.C. Harmon High School
- Sumner Academy of Arts & Science
- Washington High School
- Wyandotte High School
- Maranatha Academy High School
- Olathe School District
- Piper Unified School District
- St. Thomas Aquinas High School
- Shawnee Mission School District
- Spring Hill High School
- Turner Unified School District
- Johnson County Library
- Kansas City Kansas Public Library
- Kansas City Public Library (MO)
- Linda Hall Library
- Mid-continent Library
- Olathe Public Library
The five-day daily Kansas City Kansan serves Wyandotte County. Additional weekly papers in the metropolitan include the Liberty Tribune, Sun Newspapers of Johnson County and the Northland, The Examiner in Independence and Eastern Jackson County, and The Pitch. Two newspapers serve the area's faith communities: "The Metro Voice Christian Newspaper" and the "Jewish Chronicle". "Dos Mundos" is the area's primary newspaper that serves the Spanish speaking community with articles printed in Spanish and English.
- Main article: Broadcast Media in Kansas City
According to Arbitron, about 1.5 million people over the age of 12 are part of the Kansas City DMA, making it the 30th largest market for radio and 31st for television Nielsen ratings.
Kansas City metro television stations, with all major network affiliates represented, include:
- WDAF-TV 4 - Fox Owned and Operated.
- KCTV 5 - CBS affiliate.
- KMBC-TV 9 - ABC affiliate.
- KCPT 19 - PBS Member Station
- KCWE 29 - The CW affiliate.
- KMCI 38 (independent)
- KSHB-TV 41 - NBC affiliate.
- KPXE 50 - i affiliate.
- KSMO-TV 62 - My Network TV affiliate.
Over 30 FM and 20 AM stations broadcast in the Kansas City area, with stations from Topeka, St. Joseph, and Carrollton also reaching into the metropolitan. The highest rated radio stations according to Arbitron:
- KCUR-FM NPR affiliate
- KKFI-FM Locally-owned not-for-profit station
The Kansas City Metropolitan Area's largest private employer is Sprint Nextel Corporation. The international telecommunications company maintains its world headquarters at its 200-acre campus facility in south Overland Park. During 2005, the company employed nearly 18,500 people in the five-county metropolitan area, with wages of more than $1.16 billion generating $58 million in local and state income taxes. Sprint spent more than $21 million on property taxes and $1.74 billion for goods and services from area businesses. Sprint's headquarters was temporarily moved to Reston Virginia in 2003 after it merged with Nextel. Since then, the world headquarters has been reconsolidated in Overland Park. 
Other major employers are AT&T, BNSF Railway, Asurion, Cerner, Citigroup, Garmin, Hallmark Cards, Harley-Davidson, General Motors, Honeywell, and Ford Motor Company. Kansas City also has a large pharmaceutical industry, with companies such as Bayer and Aventis having large presences.
Future Business Growth
Bombardier has announced that Kansas City is in the running for a $375 Million assembly plant for its future C-Series aircraft. Bombardier cites Kansas City's prime location in between Wichita and St. Louis, both cities having a very sizeable workforce in the aerospace industry. The proposed building site of the new facility would be slightly southeast of the 1R runway at Kansas City International Airport. The proposed facility would be responsible for 2,100 jobs. If approved, construction of aircraft would begin in 2013, with full production in 2015 or 2016. 
The following companies and organizations are headquartered in the area:
- Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity. Headquartered in Independence, MO since 1990, Previously Headquarted in Kansas City, MO.
- American Century Investments, an investment firm
- AMC Theatres, a movie theater chain
- Andrews McMeel Universal, a syndication and publication company which represents features such as Dear Abby, Garfield, Calvin and Hobbes and Doonesbury
- Applebee's restaurant chain
- Aquila, Inc., a major energy company
- Black & Veatch Corporation, major engineering firm
- Burns & McDonnell Engineering, an engineering and architectural firm
- Cerner, leading supplier of healthcare information technology solutions.
- Church of the Nazarene church
- Commerce Bancshares, bank serving Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois
- Community of Christ church (Mormon RLDS)
- DST Systems, Inc., global provider of sophisticated information processing and computer software services and products
- Ferrellgas, the nation's largest retailer and distributor of natural gas
- Fort Dodge Animal Health, a major animal health pharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturer and a division of Wyeth
- Garmin, largest maker of GPS-based electronics
- Hallmark Cards, largest maker of greeting cards in the US
- HNTB Corporation, large architecture and engineering firm
- HOK Sport + Venue + Event, world leader in sports architecture
- H&R Block, financial corporation and former parent company of CompuServe
- Inergy, LP, one of the nation's largest retailers and distributors of natural gas
- Interstate Bakeries Corporation, makers of Twinkies and Wonder Bread
- J. E. Dunn Construction Group, major construction contractor.
- Kansas City Power & Light Company, a leading regulated provider of electricity and energy-related products and services
- Kansas City Southern Industries, operators of a Class I railroad
- Lockton Companies, the largest privately held insurance brokerage in the nation
- Peterson Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of vehicle safety lighting
- Premium Standard Farms, provider of pork products, producing pork products for the retail, wholesale, foodservice, further processor and export markets
- Russell Stover Candies
- Sprint Nextel Corporation, one of the world's largest telecommunication companies.
- Perceptive Software, makers of "Image NOW" software.
- Unity Church
- Walton Construction, a major construction contractor
- Wolferman's bakery
- YRC Worldwide Inc., one of the largest transportation service providers in the world.
Kansas City has a Federal Reserve Bank.
- Antioch Center
- Bannister Mall - ** Now Closed For Redevelopment **
- Blue Ridge Crossing
- Crown Center
- Country Club Plaza
- The Gateway (formerly Mission Center)
- The Great Mall of the Great Plains
- Independence Center
- The Landing Mall
- Metcalf South Shopping Center
- Metro North Mall
- Oak Park Mall
- Summit Woods Crossing
- The Legends At Village West
- Ward Parkway Center
- Zona Rosa
- ^ http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metro_general/2006/CBSA-EST2006-01.csv
- ^ County Population Estimates-U.S. Census Bureau
- ^ [http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2006/index.html Best Places to Live 2006 - Money
- ^ County Population Estimates-U.S. Census Bureau
- ^ Country Club Plaza: Official web site of the Country Club Plaza
- ^ About - Kansas City Public Library
- ^ Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City
- ^ http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/488335.html
- ^ www.kansascity.com | 03/24/2008 | Kansas City in the running for Bombardier aircraft plant
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