The Missouri-Kansas Economic Border War
All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.
Competition between Kansas and Missouri goes back to the years before the Civil War, when Jayhawkers and “border ruffians” battled over the issue of slavery. But in recent years the “border war” has taken on economic implications, with both states launching initiatives and introducing legislation to entice businesses to jump across the state line.
Is this poaching of jobs and industries healthy or harmful? A panel of experts examine the history and impact of this conflict and discuss what—if anything—should be done about it.
Co-sponsored by the Citizens Association of Kansas City.