American Royal’s $160M move depends on private fundraising, public subsidy

The American Royal’s plan to move to a $160 million new home in Kansas City, Kan., hinges on the development of retail around it that can generate enough sales tax to support an $80 million subsidy.

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Brownback: Kansas must win ‘battle for Kansas City’

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said he views the Kansas City area as the state’s best shot at countering declines in agriculture, oil and aviation, noting that sales tax in the Kansas City area has grown 10 percent, payroll taxes are coming in and people are getting hired.

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