KC scores national kudos as tech destination


Kansas City has scored again as a top technology destination nationwide.

PC Magazine recently named Kansas City as one of “13 high-tech cities you’ll want to call home.” The magazine noted Kansas City’s access to Google Fiber, its low cost of living and communities as reasons to move to the heart of the Silicon Prairie.

“Kansas City might not be the first area you think of for a post-college, big-city move,” according to PC Magazine.  “But this region—which sits on the border of Kansas and Missouri—has one big selling point that not a lot of other cities can offer: Google Fiber.

Applications for the LaunchKC grants competition for tech entrepreneurs is open through July 2.

Applications for the LaunchKC grants competition for tech entrepreneurs is open through July 2.

“Kansas City was the first to get Google’s gigabit Internet service, a move that has made this city of just under half a million residents a new destination for those who have startup aspirations but lack the deep pockets that Silicon Valley or New York might require. … The average listing price for a 2-bedroom home in the region is just under $200,000 — compared to about $4.5 million in New York City.”

PC Magazine continued, “As USA Today noted last year, the promise of Internet that’s 100 times faster than the average American has is drawing entrepreneurs to the city…”

The new LaunchKC global grants competition is the latest evidence that Kansas City is in step with the trends highlighted by PC Magazine.

LaunchKC is working to attract the best and brightest tech entrepreneurs to apply and compete for $50,000 grants and a leg up in building their new businesses in Kansas City, Missouri. LaunchKC is midway through its application period, which will close on Thursday, July 2. For more information, or to apply, visit www.LaunchKC.org.


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