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Weekly Wrap Up

November 18, 2013

In case you missed any of these stories, here are some economic news highlights from last week.

Week of Nov. 11


  • A report from Pew Charitable Trusts says revenues in two-thirds of large central cities (including Kansas City) are still below pre-recession levels.


  • After breaking ground in 2005, the Plaza Vista office/retail tower opened.
  • The first of the Kansas City streetcar rails were set in new Main Street bridge under construction over I-670.


  • The Kansas City Area Convention and Visitors Association formed a task force to support efforts to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Kansas City.


  • The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City released construction permit numbers. In October, 371 permits for new single-family homes were issued, making 2013 the area’s best year for permits since 2007.
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