KANSAS CITY NAMED IN TOP TEN CITIES FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

Kansas City Ranks Number Two among the Top 10 Cities for Young Entrepreneurs 2011

Kansas City, MO., October 17, 2011 – Building on a strong foundation of entrepreneurship, Kansas City is now ranked number two on the 2011 Under30CEO Magazine rankings for cities for young entrepreneurs. Kansas City is home to some of the world's top corporations including H&R Block, Sprint, Applebee's, AMC Theaters and several others. The article also lists the Kauffman Foundation as the foremost foundation for entrepreneurship and one of Kansas City's most valuable assets.

Known for its beautiful architecture, wide boulevards, vibrant arts scene and celebrated jazz, Kansas City has a storied history of entrepreneurship and innovation. Built on the hard work and perseverance of entrepreneurial giants like Ewing Marion Kauffman of Marion Laboratories, Henry Bloch of H&R Block and Joyce Hall of Hallmark. The city is now home to a new generation of entrepreneurs such as Thomas McDonnell of DST Systems, Min Kao and Gary Burrell of Garmin and Neal Patterson of Cerner. A backbone of business leaders such as Terry Dunn of JE Dunn, Peter deSilva of UMB Financial Corporation, and Bob Regnier of Bank of Blue Valley have helped build and support entrepreneurial activity in the city. Recently, Kansas City also made headlines as UMKC was recognized as one of only eleven universities in the United States to have their undergraduate and graduate programs ranked in The Princeton Review's top twenty-five schools for entrepreneurship.

To view the Under30CEO's Top 10 Cities for Young Entrepreneurs 2011 click here.

The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the UMKC Bloch School inspires and nurtures future generations of entrepreneurs, and delivers transformational entrepreneurship education and experiences university-wide.

The Henry W. Bloch School of Management develops purposeful, entrepreneurial and innovative leaders to meet changing global demands, and advances knowledge and practice through excellent teaching, scholarship, outreach and service.

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