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Partnership creates Gigabit Lab in Lee’s Summit

University of Central Missouri, along with the Greater Kansas City MetroLab Partnership, announced the creation of Gigabit Lab in September.

A gigabit network allows for technology to operate at a greater speed of transmission; the lab serves as a hub to develop gigabit applications in education, cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and health care. (more…)

Mega Industries transitions to 100 percent employee ownership

North Kansas City construction firm Mega Industries Corp. announced this month that it is now 100 percent employee-owned.

Founded in 1992, the construction company became a 56 percent Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 2006, beginning its approach to total employee investment. Until June, CEO Brian Gordon and COO Craig Bridgeman were majority owners. (more…)

LaunchKC earns award of excellence

LaunchKC, Kansas City’s innovative funding program for entrepreneurs, was awarded a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award in the entrepreneurship category by the International Economic Development Council.

The award was given Oct. 2 during the IEDC’s annual conference in Atlanta. (more…)


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