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Old 06-30-2012, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I can't believe nobody has posted this article.

Kansas side fuels metro area’s job growth - KansasCity.com
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:31 AM
 
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Wasn't that because they offered up a bunch of tax breaks to get a few companies in MO to move across the state line? It's not growth, it's poaching and thats typical kansas behavior, they always want what belongs to someone else. I suspect many in ks voted for Barry.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Wasn't that because they offered up a bunch of tax breaks to get a few companies in MO to move across the state line? It's not growth, it's poaching and thats typical kansas behavior, they always want what belongs to someone else. I suspect many in ks voted for Barry.
yea, no joke. not a lot to brag about really. Number one poaching state in the country? Where would KS be if it couldn't just take things from kcmo and place them in joco and call themselves a success story?

It wouldn't be good, that's for sure.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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I heard about a bunch of new jobs on the Kansas side yesterday. It seems the Kansas DMV in Johnson County has had to hire a boatload of new workers to manually enter volumes of data because of the gigantic computer system screwup. I can't remember the figure, but the price tag was staggering. Well done, Kansas government!!
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:09 AM
 
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I heard about a bunch of new jobs on the Kansas side yesterday. It seems the Kansas DMV in Johnson County has had to hire a boatload of new workers to manually enter volumes of data because of the gigantic computer system screwup. I can't remember the figure, but the price tag was staggering. Well done, Kansas government!!



This is a reason to cheer Kansas government? Seriously?

Study: Health care in Kansas, Missouri is set to add thousands of jobs - Kansas City Business Journal


I have to wonder if the OP understand the difference between job growth in the service sectors and the growth of wealth for a region. Service sectors do not produce anything and as such wealth is not created; it is merely shuffled about like a pea in a shell game. Without a growth in the wealth of a region (usually from manufacturing and the production of goods, including agriculture) what you end up with is a downward shift in the middle class.

But yeah, lets all cheer Kansas Government for poaching jobs at the expense of taxpayers on both sides of the State Line.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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Cerner is probably the single biggest job growth company though, on the MO side. And they are bringing in thousands from outside KC.

I wish KC metro could think of itself as one single metro instead of this MO/KS division. But I can only dream. The OneKC campaign attempted to do this at the commerce level but obviously failed. It's really about counties that do better than other counties like in any metro, but in KC we make it a stateline thing. Everybody is guilty of contributing to perpetuating stateline divisions even though we all ***** it happens. So if you want it end, at least don't contribute to perpetuating it even though others do. Yeah I do catch myself doing it even though I try not to.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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yea, no joke. not a lot to brag about really. Number one poaching state in the country? Where would KS be if it couldn't just take things from kcmo and place them in joco and call themselves a success story?

It wouldn't be good, that's for sure.
I was hoping that by posting the article here, somebody would take it more in depth. I know at least one poster here is excellent with statistics.

It appears that the 5000+ (I believe it's 5700) jobs Kansas added are a NET GAIN to the metro, which would mean shuffled jobs are not included.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Cerner is probably the single biggest job growth company though, on the MO side. And they are bringing in thousands from outside KC.

I wish KC metro could think of itself as one single metro instead of this MO/KS division. But I can only dream. The OneKC campaign attempted to do this at the commerce level but obviously failed. It's really about counties that do better than other counties like in any metro, but in KC we make it a stateline thing. Everybody is guilty of contributing to perpetuating stateline divisions even though we all ***** it happens. So if you want it end, at least don't contribute to perpetuating it even though others do. Yeah I do catch myself doing it even though I try not to.
Cerner seems to be. I wonder how may *new* jobs Missouri has added to the metro that have simply replaced the same number of lost jobs, hence no net growth on the Missouri side.

It would be nice if the poaching stopped, sure, but the state line will never be fictional. There are always going to be state government differences in which one side may be more appealing to businesses looking at relocation. If Brownback succeeds in creating such an environment, that state will be Kansas.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:35 AM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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I was hoping that by posting the article here, somebody would take it more in depth. I know at least one poster here is excellent with statistics.

It appears that the 5000+ (I believe it's 5700) jobs Kansas added are a NET GAIN to the metro, which would mean shuffled jobs are not included.
To hope for more than the continued Hatfields and McCoys mindless onslaught against all things Kansas in this forum is to hope for a lot.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Bentonville, AR
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The problem isn't unique to kc. Boeing pulled the last of their jobs from wichita and moved them to okc ans san antonio. What's devastating to one area is celebrated in another.
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