First of all . . .
Let's start this post with a fact check and reminder for this "company town" about who REALLY pays the bills in Kansas City . . .
From The FEB: "The Federal government is Kansas City's largest employer. The over 38,000 Federal employees make a significant contribution to the area economy as well as strong commitment to community services."
Meanwhile, despite fake tourism numbers that define the local discourse . . .
KANSAS CITY POLITICOS, PUNDITS AND HACKS ATTEMPT TO RECAPTURE THIS TOWN'S GLORY DAYS AS A TOURIST DESTINATION!!!
The effort is expensive, misleading and hasn't really worked since the 50s.
Here's today's chapter & verse promotional content . . .
"Hundreds of area tourism professionals are gathering in Kansas City on Thursday to talk about how the city is recovering from the pandemic and what can be done to highlight what’s to come---such as the potential to host the 2026 World Cup. That decision is expected to come in June."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Visit KC's annual tourism outlook looks a little different this year, as locals get ready for some major sports events they hope will add to the city's already-hefty $5 billion tourism industry.
Related reading about an event that seems fun for a college soccer field on a Saturday afternoon . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The men's and women's Rugby World Cup are coming to the United States! In 2031 and 2033, rugby fans from around the world will head to the U.S. to watch the best rugby players in the world compete for glory and to hoist the Webb Ellis Cup.
You decide . . .