Green Impact Zone

4:51 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Initiative Aims To Improve Neighborhoods Along Troost

Saundra Hayes is president of the Manheim Park Neighborhood Association. She stands in front of the Bancroft School, which is being converted into apartments.
Credit Monica Sandreczki / KCUR

Two years ago, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce led a community-wide brainstorming session to generate five "big ideas" for improving our metropolitan area. One of those "big ideas" is to revitalize our urban neighborhoods. 

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Business & Tech
4:08 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

KCP&L's Big Battery Aims To Help Spark Midtown Resurgence

1 Megawatt Battery in the SmartGrid Innovation Park

KCP&L’s new “Smartgrid Innovation Park” is parked between the back wall of a pretty downtrodden, urban core grocery store, and an old humming electric substation. 

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8:23 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR:
Brad Pitt’s Foundation To Help Revamp Empty Kansas City School, Free Clinics Not So Free Anymore, A Push For A Shorter Candidate Filing Period & more of today's headlines.

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4:36 pm
Thu April 8, 2010

Tech Firm Moves To KC Urban Core

Frank Morris KCUR

Kansas City, Mo. – A company called QM Power has moved its headquarters from Boston, Massachusetts to Kansas City, Missouri.

QM holds patents on technology the company claims can make electric motors and generators many times more efficient than they are today. It's moved into a University of Missouri-Kansas City building on Troost Avenue.

Company CEO P.J. Piper says QM will be hiring about 20 people over the next year.

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