Tweeting, Newton’s third law of motion and pumpkin spice Doritos aren’t exactly what you’d expect from an economic forecast, but all three were relevant subjects in a recent presentation by Ted Jones, chief economist and senior vice president of Stewart Title. Jones offered his predictions for the real estate market in 2017 to members of KCRAR Commercial.
As a direct result of VisitKC’s efforts under new leadership, Kansas City’s profile is rising across the country, evident in the unprecedented wave of national media coverage and new visitors from around the globe. Now, VisitKC has teamed up with MMGY Global, a Kansas City-based advertising agency and the world’s largest integrated marketing firm specializing in travel.
As 2016 begins to take shape, City Manager Troy Schulte is reflecting on downtown Kansas City’s progress over the last year. January 2015 brought sky cranes to downtown for the first time since the 1980s, and the momentum has only gotten stronger. In a dialogue with the KC Downtowners on Wednesday, Schulte highlighted eight themes on the horizon in 2016, and encouraged local business leaders and residents to help move these priorities forward.