Not so long ago a bevy of startups promised that their sketchy websites, apps and social media platforms would usher in a gold age for this town.
Sadly, those jobs and good times promised never materialized and the hype for a cowtown "Silicon Prairie" mostly functioned as merely an excuse to have a few biz conferences.
As always, here's the latest round in that discussion that might actually offer a few jobs on this nicer side of the bridge . . .
The council voted unanimously in support of a development plan and industrial revenue bonds for a data center complex at the northwest corner of Interstate 435 and U.S. Highway 169, straddling Clay and Platte counties.