And in business there’s really no room for civic pride in any other form than marketing. Just ask all of those allegedly patriotic companies that have outsourced so many jobs overseas. Speaking of which, if anyone wants to defend the local pride of the newspaper they might want to remember that a great deal of the digital work done by the Kansas City “paper-of-record” was shipped off to India not so long ago.
Therefore, I’m not surprised to see our hometown paper pushing the interests of Omaha for a few bucks despite the fact that the City to the North is well-poised to steal this town’s position as the premiere destination of the Midwest.
Let’s see how:
There are a great many reasons Omaha could soon eclipse Kansas City and most of them are the result of incompetent Kansas City political leadership.
Don’t believe me? Consider that in so many meaningless surveys Kansas City is ranked high for beer and maybe even partying, but when it comes to business Omaha far outpaces Kansas City in a contest that actually draws on a bit of data for its conclusions. On a recent Forbes List Omaha, NE is listed as the #7 place for business and careers and Kansas City isn’t even close, and not even on the list as far as I can tell. Meanwhile, Kansas City’s old and busted infrastructure is chasing business away.
One of the most telling arguments that Kansas City is losing ground to Omaha in terms of business is