2020 Ratings & Rankings

100 Best Companies to Work For
Several KC companies made Fortune's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For," but Edward Jones ranked the highest at No. 7 in the nation. Percentages of women and minorities, job openings and number of new graduates hired were all considered in the process. Fortune, November 2020

Most Affordable Online Library Science Degrees
The University of Central Missouri’s online library science degree ranks 15th nationally for affordability by Learn.org. The list was based on cost and affordability, program length and flexibility. Learn.org, October 2020

Top 100 Places to Live
Overland Park, Kansas and Lawrence, Kansas both ranked in Livability's "2020 Top 100 Places to Live." Connection, affordability and space ranked these cities high, and Overland Park at No. 7. Livability, October 2020

Top of Net Migration
KC continued to soar in 2020 rankings by being named a top five city in biggest gains for net migration in a LinkedIn Workforce Report. The study was measured by location changes on LinkedIn where patterns are shown of people fleeing the high cost of living coasts for cities like KC. LinkedIn, October 2020

Most Confident Cities
Kansas City ranked among the "10 Most Confident Cities in the U.S." in LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence Index. Rankings were based on the KC region's job security, finances and long-term career prospects. LinkedIn, October 2020

No. 1 Best in Class Economic Development Group
The Kansas City Area Development Council ranked No. 1 in the U.S. among top regional economic development groups. The ranking was chosen by site selection consultants who participated in a survey, with 20 percent identifying KCADC as the nation’s top economic development organization. Development Counsellors International, October 2020

Top NFL Stadiums

Arrowhead Stadium ranks No. 3 on ESPN's list of top NFL stadiums - analyzing atmosphere, features, traditions, tailgating, location cost and history. KC also ranked No. 1 overall in tailgating. ESPN, September 2020

Most Surprising Cities in the U.S.

More than just barbecue and the arts scene landed KC a spot in "Most Surprising Cities in the U.S" by AFAR. Photo ops, museums and hotels swayed the vote. AFAR, August 2020

Best Cities to be Stuck at Home

Overland Park, Kansas No. 4 in the nation for "Best Cities to be Stuck at Home" by LawnStarter. Rankings were based on community safety, health and wellness, quality of life and financial security. LawnStarter, August 2020

Best Business Climate

KC ranked among the top cities with the best business climate (large) by Business Facilities in the 16th Annual 2020 Metro Rankings Report. Business Facilities, August 2020

No. 1 Best City for Remote Workers
Due to COVID-19, many workers are stuck in their home offices. KC is the place to be according to FinanceBuzz. Cost of living, WiFi speed, delivery options, parks per capita, proximity to the airport, affordable homes on the market and more secured the ranking. FinanceBuzz, August 2020

Top Mid-Size Cities for New Projects

With an increase in distribution and manufacturing activity, KC is named a top city for new projects by Site Selectors Guild. Site Selectors Guild, June 2020

Great American Cities for Creatives
Kansas City ranked No. 2 in Thrillist’s “Great American Cities for Creatives.” Touting affordable housing while also offering a rich cultural experience, KC is a place where creatives can afford to participate in a thriving arts community.  Thrillist, May 2020

The 250 Most Successful Companies in the Midwest
14 companies in KC made Inc's list of the "The 250 Most Successful Companies in the Midwest."Rankings were based on two-year growth. Inc., April 2020

Best Cities for Remote Workers
Cost of living, commute time, WiFi speeds and more contributed to KC being named a top city for remote work. Business Insider, March 2020

Best Cities for Jobs 2020
Kansas City ranked No. 11 in Glassdoor's "Best Cities for Jobs 2020." Rankings were based on job satisfaction, job openings, median base salary and median home value. Glassdoor, March 2020

Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2020
Celebrity natives, moviemakers, quality of life, resources, film festivals and more ranked Kansas City one of the “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2020” by MovieMaker. MovieMaker, February 2020

Best Employers for Diversity
Forbes named eight KC-area companies to their list of "Best Employers for Diversity 2020." Rankings were based on a survey of 60,000 Americans. KC Business Journal, January 2020

Best Steakhouses in America
Stock Hill landed on Thrillist's "Best Steakhouses in America" list with its appeal to young professionals and steak preparation process. Thrillist, January 2020

Best Cities for Jobs
Overland Park ranked No. 11 on WalletHub’s “Best Cities for Jobs” with high scores in both job market and socio-economics. Other Kansas and Missouri cities also made the list. WalletHub, January 2020

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