Tuesday, July 23, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY CONSTRUCTION DUDE KEN BLOCK TOUTS DOWNTOWN BUILDING BOOM MOMENTUM!!!
An argument for ongoing prosperity from a local power player who has done nicely during the so-called Downtown Kansas City Renaissance tops the civic agenda as we transition from one administration to the next.
Here's the word . . .
REJ: Ken Block: The cranes not leaving Kansas City anytime soon
"Kansas City is about as strong as it has been in a long time, economically and in how our citizens are doing. Our gross regional product is running very close to 3 percent, which is stronger than it has been. Our unemployment rate was down to 3.3 percent, which is lower than the national unemployment rate.
"There are lot of job openings in the right sectors today. This includes education and health services, professional business services and government jobs. There are opportunities, too, in manufacturing and utilities. When I started out in this business, our economy was not nearly as expansive as it is today. We were strong in agriculture, manufacturing and the automobile industry. But we did not have the level of medical, professional, tech, business or any of the kind of jobs we have today. We are mirroring almost exactly the U.S. economy. We have a very strong economy spread out over every single job opportunity."
In many ways, this seems like the very antithesis of the bigger, better national debate on the topic of prosperity . . .
Vice: The Next Recession Could Arrive Before the End of Trump’s Term, Says Elizabeth Warren
And so we ask . . .
IS SEN. WARREN RIGHT ABOUT PREPARING FOR ECONOMIC COLLAPSE OR WILL THE DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY BUILDING BOOM CONTINUE TO BENEFIT FROM THE PREZ TRUMP BULL MARKET?!?!
Even better . . .
This juxtaposition is delightful given that so many Conservatives decry the KCMO building boom on borrowed money but support Prez Trump's economic progress. By that same token, progressives adore local progress in redeveloping inside the loop but rarely give credit to the Prez Trump economy which helps to finance the good times.
We look forward to any rhetorical tap dancing on the topic whilst we keep all of our wooden nickles earned from blogging in a coffee can under a mattress.
Developing . . .