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Old 12-12-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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KCMO - this is just for you. They could have easily placed this over by the stadium but are putting it here for reasons you will love if you read the article. This project will likely attract a bunch of well-paid, young professionals to the area.

The old Hanna Rubber building in the Crossroads is being re-developed for a spin-off company of Sporting Kansas City called Sporting Innovations. There is technology being used in LIVESTRONG Sporting Park that is not used anywhere else in the world. Sporting Innovations is a company that will help sports teams all over the world implement the technology in their stadiums.

The company will have a staff of 100 people which are entirely new jobs.

The company is asking for tax incentives in the form of property tax abatement to renovate the old building which is 2.7 million over a 20 year span.

Sports software company close to moving into Hanna Rubber building - KansasCity.com (http://www.kansascity.com/2011/12/08/3308804/sports-software-company-close.html - broken link)
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Yea, I knew about this way back when it was first proposed. Great plan and it's cool they do have an interest in the city's core. I guess I'm not sure what your point is here. While this is great that they chose to locate in the city, it doesn't really justify all the corporate welfare to develop greenfields when so much of metro KC is in a state of decay or blight. That's not really the fault of Cerner/Sporting though, it's just the lay of the land and how politics work in metro KC.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Yea, I knew about this way back when it was first proposed. Great plan and it's cool they do have an interest in the city's core. I guess I'm not sure what your point is here. While this is great that they chose to locate in the city, it doesn't really justify all the corporate welfare to develop greenfields when so much of metro KC is in a state of decay or blight. That's not really the fault of Cerner/Sporting though, it's just the lay of the land and how politics work in metro KC.
Ahh I see,,,so that's how things work out like this in metro KC, great observation kcmo, I salute
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