KC Location Advantages

The Kansas City area’s central location, robust telecommunications infrastructure, superior energy capabilities and deep IT talent pool make it ideally suited to host data intensive operations.

Telecom

As home to Sprint Corporation’s world headquarters, major AT&T regional facilities, and now the first city in the world to receive Google Fiber, Greater Kansas City enjoys the benefit of one of the world’s most advanced telecommunications networks. It is a focal point both for long-haul fiber and transcontinental fiber networks.

  • AT&T
  • Avid Communications
  • Bluebird Networks
  • CenturyLink
  • Cogent Communications
  • Cos Communications
  • Google
  • Hurricane Electric Internet
  • Kansas Broadband Internet
  • KC Web
  • K-PowerNet
  • Kansas Fiber Network
  • Level 3 Communications (Dark Fiber)
  • LightEdge Network & Voice
  • liNKCity
  • Missouri Telecom, Inc.
  • Sho-Me Technologies
  • Socket
  • Sprint
  • SureWest Communications
  • TeliaSonera International Carrier
  • Time Warner Cable Bus.
  • Unite Private

Energy

An energy environment unmatched anywhere within the 48 contiguous states energizes the thriving Kansas City area economic climate. It’s an environment as rich in supply as it is affordable in price — an infrastructure prepared to support your company’s expansion, growth and visions for the future.

Like Kansas City’s telecom providers, local energy companies are industry leaders in both power reliability and customer service.

KCP&L consistently ranks among the best at providing constant, uninterrupted electric service. The company annually invests in improvements that contribute to power quality and delivery throughout its own system and the successful Southwest Power Pool, our area’s regional transmission coordinator. With a commitment to ongoing generation supply, line clearance, cable replacement and transmission line upgrades, the company has earned impressive gains in customer satisfaction as measured by J.D. Power and Associates.

Operational efficiencies have allowed the company to actually reduce prices four times since 1987, making Kansas City one of the most competitively priced energy markets in the country. And, recent advances in customer care and billing systems have made the customer experience as simple and seamless as possible.

In 2008 KCP&L acquired a company who provided electricity to more than a third of greater Kansas City, Missouri. This acquisition makes KCP&L the largest provider of electricity in the Kansas City region serving more than 80% of the region's customers.

The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU), a municipal electric and water utility, began operation in 1909. Today, BPU is an industry leader locally and nationally with the largest municipal utility in the state of Kansas.

BPU serves a large area of Wyandotte County. BPU also wholesales considerable electricity to cities in Kansas and Missouri.

Talent

The Kansas City area offers one of the deepest IT talent pools in the central U.S.

The pool of available labor in IT professions (over 38,000) is strong due to the concentration of financial services, telecommunications, data processing, software, and engineering firms in the Kansas City area:

Major IT degree programs at the metro's colleges and universities graduate new workforce entrants in significant numbers. Seventeen institutions award bachelor's degrees, over 700 annually, in computer and information sciences. The two largest universities (University of Kansas and University of Missouri-Kansas City) also award graduate degrees in the field. Associate's degrees awarded annually exceed 200; and certificates are also awarded in computer science by area vo-tech, career, and community colleges.

Service Providers

Kansas City offers a myriad of opportunities and the right partners to bring it all together. Kansas City metro data center service providers.

Network Opportunities

  • CIO group
  • Info Tech Greater Kansas City
  • 7x24
  • AFCOM
  • KC Tech Council

For more information contact:

Jill-BusDevContactJILL McCARTHY
Senior Executive | Corporate Attraction

816.374.5636


 

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