Add to this a well-educated population with a tremendous work ethic, and it is easy to see why companies such as MasterCard, 1&1 Internet, Liberty Mutual, H&R Block, Hallmark Cards, US Bank, Cerner Corporation, the Internal Revenue Service, and Bank of America all have data center operations in Kansas City. It is certainly no wonder Kansas City has been named a Top 10 market to watch for data center build outs and has been ranked the second most affordable major market to operate a data center (source: The Boyd Company).
If that is not enough, then there are strong economic development groups such as the The Kansas City Area Development Council which has a team dedicated to the recruitment of data center projects. Kansas City also has an active and strong technology community including organizations such as KCnext, which 1102 GRAND is proud to be a founding partner of. KCnext builds on events that 1102 GRAND created and hosted along with the help of many supporting sponsors to regularly bring 200 – 300 of the region’s technology players together for developing business relationships and opportunities.