Kansas City Dangles Carrots for High-tech Entrepreneurs

A public-private task force in Kansas City plans to use a downtown Wi-Fi network, low-cost data center and office space, plus other carrots, to attract high-tech entrepreneurs.

Other incentives include a property tax break for technology-focused entrepreneurs and a startup mentorship program with Kansas City-based businesses such as DST Systems Inc.(NYSE: DST) and Hallmark Cards Inc. The Kansas City Star reports the task force, known as Launch KC, is working to put a test laboratory for new IT business ideas inside the city’s Union Station.

Read more on Kansas City Business Journal.


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