Regional Ratings and Rankings

Kansas Ranks 10th in Nation for Projects Per Capita
Kansas had the most dramatic jump in economic development success of any state in the country during 2020, according to Site Selection magazine. With 70 projects meeting the magazine’s criteria, Kansas ranked 10th in the nation in economic development projects per capita in 2020. The new ranking increased from 2019 when Kansas was ranked No. 20. Site Selection, March 2021

The New York Times Highlights KC Cost of Living
See how a $699,000, five-bedroom house within a short distance to amenities including The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art stacks up against homes in Pennsylvania and California. The New York Times, February 2021

Cities with the Most Technology Jobs Per Capita
Kansas City ranks No. 14 in the large metro category in Spanning Backup's "Cities with the Most Technology Jobs Per Capita" list thanks to employment in computer and math occupations, median annual wage and more. Spanning Backup, January 2021

Cities Leading American Innovation
For many years, much of American innovation — particularly tech innovation — was concentrated on the coasts. Inland innovation is changing that. Entrepreneur, December 2020

Top Utilities in Economic Development
Evergy was selected as a leading utility based on corporate end-user project investment and affiliated job creation in these utilities’ territories, evaluated on a cumulative and per-capita basis. Site Selection, September 2020

Top of Net Migration
KC continued to soar in 2020 rankings by being named a top five city in biggest gains for net migration in a LinkedIn Workforce Report. The study was measured by location changes on LinkedIn where patterns are shown of people fleeing the high cost of living coasts for cities like KC. LinkedIn, October 2020

No. 1 Best City for Remote Workers
Due to COVID-19, many workers are stuck in their home offices. KC is the place to be according to FinanceBuzz. Cost of living, WiFi speed, delivery options, parks per capita, proximity to the airport, affordable homes on the market and more secured the ranking. FinanceBuzz, August 2020

Top Mid-Size Cities for New Projects
With an increase in distribution and manufacturing activity, KC is named a top city for new projects by Site Selectors Guild. Site Selectors Guild, June 2020

Great American Cities for Creatives
Kansas City ranked No. 2 in Thrillist’s “Great American Cities for Creatives.” Touting affordable housing while also offering a rich cultural experience, KC is a place where creatives can afford to participate in a thriving arts community.  Thrillist, May 2020

Best Cities for Jobs 2020
Kansas City ranked No. 11 in Glassdoor's "Best Cities for Jobs 2020." Rankings were based on job satisfaction, job openings, median base salary and median home value. Glassdoor, March 2020