Port KC Developer Hype Persists

Most locals didn't even know that Kansas City had a port.

(Ba-dump-bump-bump. Tip your waitresses!!!)

Meanwhile, an ongoing scheme continually presses for more tax breaks and sketchy projects that don't ever benefit most voters/taxpayers. 

Also . . . Who knew it took a dozen white guys in stylish biz casual gear (with a few Teslas in the parking lot) to monitor building permits for an apartment complex, a casino and an upcoming soccer field?!?!

Answer: The electorate. 

Here's a more optimistic take . . . 

"The past year was a banner one for the organization formerly known as the Port Authority of Kansas City, with huge announcements under its belt: the KC Current stadium project; the streetcar line being fully funded for expansion to the riverfront; and upon his visit, President Joe Biden declaring Kansas City as the fastest-growing port in the Midwest."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .

After a banner year, Kansas City's riverfront ready for more growth, Port KC leader says

by: Mary King - Kansas City Business Journal Posted: / Updated: For Port KC CEO Jon Stephens, coming out of 2021 and into 2022, the central theme is optimism. Though, Stephens would say it is connections and logistics, when he sat down with the Kansas City Business Journal this week to talk all things Port KC, he said the word "optimism" more times than he likely realizes.