ScaleUP! welcomes new cohort of local entrepreneurs

ScaleUP! Kansas City is welcoming its sixth class, which includes companies ranging from health care to software development to construction.

The program is part of the Small Business Administration’s ScaleUp America program and is led locally by the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Locally, it gives businesses access to mentors, a peer network, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac and Founders School curriculum and sessions with subject-matter experts. The program recently was among…

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Just one KC company makes Fortune 500, but are others close?

With the release of the 2017 Fortune 500 on Wednesday, the Kansas City area just became a little more underrepresented.

With just one area company — Merriam-based Seaboard Corp. (NYSE: SEB) — making the oft-cited list at No. 486, is Kansas City destined to fall off the ranking entirely?

Last year, Overland Park-based commodity merchandiser Lansing Trade Group LLC ranked No. 463. This year, had its data been included, the company would have fallen off the Fortune 500. It reported revenue of…

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