KC Business

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Whether you are searching for local business and economic information on a prospective employer, or want to learn about the movers and shakers in a particular industry, you will find a number of Kansas City specific resources in the H&R Block Business and Career Center that will aid you in your research.

There are approximately 100,000 businesses in the Kansas City Metro area. These businesses employ more than 800,000 people and have total sales around $190 billion.  These businesses range from one-person operations to local Fortune 500 companies.

To get an overview of the Kansas City business climate, check out the following books:

Kansas City, Cradle of Entrepreneurs by Carl J Schramm

Kansas City: Rise of a Regional Metropolis by William S. Worley

Greater Kansas City: Unlimited Possibilities by Rob Levin

Celebrating Greater Kansas City by Arthur S. Brisbane

Facts and Figures

ThinkKC.com is a website maintained by the Kansas City Area Development Council. The site contains information that will help you decide if you should locate your business in Kansas City.

Chambers of Commerce and Councils

Chambers of Commerce and local councils promote area businesses. 

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Council

South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City

Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City

Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council

Kansas City business startup podcast

Learn more about the exciting things happening in Kansas City’s startup community each week in this weekly podcast offered by the KMBZ business radio network (1660 AM).