CNN Says KC, St. Louis have Revitalized into 21st-Century Cities

   CNN has posted a story on its website,, that reports that Kansas City and St. Louis have, within the last decade, “revitalized and reinvented themselves as dynamic 21st-century cities” by embracing innovation to local advantage.

   Kansas City, for example, is the first city in the world to get speedy Google Fiber broadband. The story also cites the city’s sleek modern streetcar system launched in 2016, its Start-Up Village for entrepreneurs, its adaptive reuse of Union Station, the “futuristic” Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the revival and debut of the Power & Light District and the “effervescent” Crossroads Arts District as examples of a city that has embraced reinvention.

   "Kansas City has a vibrant energy that evokes this ‘We're all in this together’ feeling," Derek Klaus, senior communications manager at Visit KC, was quoted as saying. “People here really care about the culture and the food and attractions, sure. But what ties everyone together is a unified belief that KC is great and now everyone needs to know it. Kansas Citians keep pushing the city's innovation, culture and more. You can certainly say Kansas City is enjoying its second Golden Age.”

   To read the entire CNN story, click here