New Report Examines Missouri-Kansas Economic Development Battle

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Good Jobs First released a study Thursday that took square aim at the Missouri-Kansas economic development Border War, among other metro areas where similar practices take place.

Bill Hall, an executive with Hallmark Cards Inc., joined a teleconference with Good Jobs First to spell out the financial consequences of the Border War in this area. Hall’s findings included:

  • The Promoting Employment Across Kansas incentive has provided for $132 million for companies moving from Jackson County into Johnson or Wyandotte counties, good for 3,109 jobs.
  • Missouri’s version of PEAK, the Missouri Quality Jobs Act, has amounted to $60 million in subsidies with 2,514 jobs going from Kansas to Jackson County.

Read more in the Kansas City Business Journal


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