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
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 local councils promote area businesses.
Downtown Council 
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).