Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Kansas City Minority Biz Stays Losing

To be fair, there are a great many "front companies" working on KCMO construction projects that do quite well when it comes to the local development game that's mostly about legal money laundering.

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KC metro ranks among worst for successful minority-owned businesses - Kansas City Business Journal

Kansas City is on a quest to become America's most entrepreneurial city, but it's lacking in a key area: minority entrepreneurship. LendingTree released a new study that analyzes the 50-largest U.S. metros and the firms that are either wholly-owned or equally-owned by minorities. The Kansas City metro ranks 49th followed by St.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you try to pitch your "business" to just 12% of the population, your chances of success go way way down.
It would probably also help if people actually knew what they were doing and didn't base their "business model" on nothing but big time talking and hot air.
This just in:
Not EVERYBODY is an entrepreneur!

Anonymous said...


If they are talking Black people then I can see it. Black people have by choice been kept slaves by the war on poverty act brought to them by the democrats they hold so dear. If they are talking Indians, Mexicans and others from out of the country, then this is a BIG LIE!

Anonymous said...

The issues of forcing companies to use minority businesses is you end up at times with a company unable to handle the task at hand or pissed because they cried for work and someone was forced to hire them to do a job they didn't really want to do. Good minority businesses have work and don't have to rely on companies that are forced to hire them. I don't give a damn what color or nationality you are if you have good work ethics and do good work people will want to hire you. I know of a black man who is no doubt the best stonemason I know and I have seen many a white builder or peron wait 9 to 12 months for him to do their work that is how busy this guy is. Oh and he isn't cheap, he is just that good.

Anonymous said...

The problem with Kansas City is that they want to hire black business owners based on the color of their skin not the content of their character. Same style they use for who to vote for. “What’s that? Oh he black? Shiiiiit that’s all I need to know give him the job”.


Stop using race as a measuring stick for getting something done. I can’t believe we are still trying to do this in 2019. These idiot progressives in KC would vote for Kwame Kilpatrick or Marion Barry to manage their municipal lives.

Anonymous said...

Business has been great through this mild winter. Got the compadres installing siding, windows, roofing, drywall, interior painting, carpeting. Whew! Can't keep up with demand.

Anonymous said...

The entrepreneurship in Kansas City is extremely high depending on where you look. On the east side it is thriving in drug dealing and pimping.

Anonymous said...

Gee, you think there is any correlation between this and the schools? Another problem every black male under the age of 30 thinks they're going to be a baller or a rapper. The ones over 30 already have their career path picked out: inmate or dead. As for hiring minorities just because they're minorities, remember the community center on the west side? They hired someone simply because they were Hispanic. Know what happened. It was such a disaster JE Dunn had to go in and do it right and if I remember correctly they did it for free.

Anonymous said...

So I guess this is just a Missouri problem?

Anonymous said...

Half the problem may be the sorts of businesses they choose to open. I used to work in a bank and some of the shit blacks would come up with was unbelievable. Stuff like a restaurant that also sells hair extensions and knock off Gucci bags. Of course these places usually stayed open for about six weeks. Do they really think something like that will be successful?

Anonymous said...

Cousin Charlies Chicken and Carp Citchen is the normal minority owned business in KC.