2019 Ratings & Rankings

Best Overall Restaurants
OpenTable released a list of the best restaurants split between Kansas and Missouri. Rankings were based on food, service, ambiance and value. KC Business Journal, May 2019

Top 500 Design Firms

Kansas City earned numerous spots on ENR's "Top 500 Design Firms." Several factors were considered, including: infrastructure, total design revenue, market growth and more. ENR, May 2019

What Works Cities Certification

Kansas City earned a national standard of excellence for city governance, “What Works Cities Certification,” which shows which cities are best at using data to improve residents’ lives. Bloomberg Philanthropies, April 2019

Top Costume Design Schools

The University of Missouri-Kansas City ranked on the "Top 10 Costume Design Schools" by The Hollywood Reporter. Both skills taught and notable alumni helped UMKC make the list. The Hollywood Reporter, February 2019

2019's Healthiest Employers

Healthiest Employers LLC, ranked 23 KC area employers on "2019's Healthiest Employer" list. Rankings were based on culture, commitment, planning and more. KC Business Journal, February 2019

Badge of Honor for Nursing Excellence

AdventHealth received a Magnet Recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center, which awards organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursling excellence. Advent Health, January 2019

Cocktail Bar of the Year
The Monarch Bar was named Cocktail Bar of the Year for 2019 by Nightclub & Bar, the bar industry authority. The Nightclub & Bar awards recognizes industries across the nation that have shown expertise and innovation in evolving the nightclub and bar industry. Nightclub & Bar, January 2019

Top Online Graduate Nursing Programs
UMKC ranked in the top 25 Online Graduate Nursing Programs of 2019 by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh year in a row. UMKC, January 2019

The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker
MovieMaker ranked Kansas City on The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2019. KC’s local project incentive offer and the vibrant cross-section of the Midwest helped make the list. MovieMaker, January 2019 

Highest Selling Pickup Truck in the U.S.
The Ford F-Series vehicles, made in Kansas City, became the highest-selling pickup in the U.S. for the 42nd in a row. KC Business Journal, January 2019

Smart50 Awards | Award-Winning Mobility 
Connected vehicle integration won a Smart50 award in mobility from Smart Cities Connect. The Smart50 awards recognize the most innovative and influential work. Smart Cities Connect, January 2019

World Leaders in On-Time Performance

Kansas City International Airport ranked high on a worldwide study by the Punctuality League of on-time performance. 58 million flight records in 2018 of the world’s largest airlines and airports led to the ranking. OAG, January 2019

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