Grill Nation 03.17.18.mp3

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Successful media and public affairs consultant accomplished our expert nor a national writer and contributor attorney who served in the Missouri House of Representatives worked in the White House and CNN our leader entrepreneur and host to the conversation to the net's global. Broke parent had rare access fascinating. Yes you're connecting him. Factor you'll enjoy brutal nation. I connect with Jason on Twitter at. Jason grills connect with the show on Twitter nice girl nation show every online in relation show dot com. New York Post grill nation always dressed up and even their radio studio. Here's Jason grill. Hello and welcome Susan grill nation show I'm your host chasing drill thanks for joining us today on nine ADM came easy. As bulls on iTunes and stitcher radio and that relationship dot com where you can. Find all of my guess pictures of my guess in all the information about the grill nation show excited to have you listening here today were gonna run a best of show the first someone I think my partners and supporters of the relationship with Jason grill. The title sponsors of the show our trust. Milbank in the UK financial and two us advisors and Ryan drink yes coasting intruders to grill nation are the reader NJ rigor Rinko. Brian maybe one my luxury apartments and reactor designed CEOs and Clifton Alexander discos and honor contributor. Thanks your support of the grill nation show any targets during the second. Who is Tim counting from the can't see very area development council that he C eighty C president and CEO going to be a lot of fun talking to him today. Ford bring him on I wanna I wanna think our partners and supporters of the show who are some really great people here in Kansas City by including our title sponsors of the show trust. Mo make it be okay financial and juiced advisors also contributors to growth nation showed. On air guest coast include the Reagor NJ rearing to go with Brian maybe. One light luxury apartments in reactor design studios and Clifton Alexander who will be joining me again here shortly. Down the road each of those people come on. Every other month to and partner thought leadership and wisdom on us. And so I really appreciate all the folks at all these great companies for helping out the girl nation shell hope you enjoyed our shows the last few weeks. Excited about 2018. And now that. Most source sports teams are out of it also lets move forward and you excited for her for springtime here but I wanna start off today with. The attempt got to do is the mention the president and CEO of the Kansas City area. Development council their website is think Casey dot com Tim is on Twitter that. Ten cowed and K our season CO WDN. And welcome to the show. Thank you Jason good to see your man I have been. The one to have you on for awhile we we we we crossed paths a lot in a Kansas City we did bond mutual friends and I saw you a handful times during the year. The airport. Campaign up to the vote last year are a lot of people here miracle of Mecca. You were runner on time before you do so via the hot button issues here in Kansas City and some of the things you all do what's gonna get into account of your background I know you. You went to school in Oklahoma. I didn't that's edition I'm sooner born Boca so you grew up in where you grow up that I grew up in the look on the city or Oklahoma sound. Edmund Ed that I got murdered and a memorial. So. Let's say it's gonna grown since probably you're grown up their idea that's a much different place than when I was growing up and a it's kind of cool it to go back and see my dad and museum Amman and see other places change is that I think every place you are where your from you go back home and you see all the changes the certainly some changes in is that now Oklahoma City is. Is closer to Norman are closer to the other school. They did a year arrivals look it is the closer to enormous. Akashi. I should thank you on a few weeks ago whatever sponsors Jeff Philips remote bank is a huge Oklahoma safe. Okay located on the Oklahoma local states you know there's quite a few Oklahoma State fans around is that Kansas City Council who have a lot of fun. That's cool that's why colleges in the year. We has made a pretty far this year I guess yeah that was that was a tough New Year's. Night I think you're out of the year you watch party yeah Alan Lomax and now. That was tough but hey you know my two kids they tried really hard there came very close that's true that's your right teacher assistants he went to college Oklahoma. Would you want your out of school we had do you have do you start here well. I always. As weird as this might. As a kid I always wanted to be involved with development I love cities. And states the whole process. But I didn't understand or didn't know at that time I would really be able to create a career. I asked myself that question every yeah I. Trying to figure out. It's interesting it's fun all right it is it is actually a blast. And I was an intern in Norman with the EDC Oca I was at W Oka and the CEO. I worked hard. In the CEOs today you might have a future in hands and he helped me get a job right out of college and I went to Wichita Falls. Texas. Which is about two and a half hours southwest. Of Norman moon and my wife and I were there for about one half years. And then we got out of the business completely which softball. Wichita Falls. We put a songwriter Reza majesty I just assumed it was in Kansas somewhere we could certainly put the faults in which it's awful okay. That it. But then not. I I got out of the business completely. I'm went back my dad is an aunt from her is and I grew up in that environment. And I thought it let's give this in this shot start a family but I knew after about a year in my dad knew as well. That it was not the right fit that was not my passion. So I got back in this business and was very fortunate. To go to on Utah. In an organization out there called the economic development corporation the top. And then around about that that was that was a wonderful. Experience in that. My wife and I we had two kids at the time TM kids we didn't know anybody. And an insult had no connection to Utah. And we went out there. And started with basically mapping. From a career standpoint. And had a tremendous amount on. At a lot of career success there which set me up. With the opportunity here in Kansas City. And again impressed stopping there I get you top. Frequent amount not a frequent my cap times a year have a different isn't. You know lobbyists thus govern relations out there I met when I was a legislator of and so I've got very familiar with Salt Lake City with Saint George. Right here in three talk he lives in downtown Salt Lake to cool city there's a girl like crazy right you've got great golf there we've we've talked about that then all. Municipal courses are just stunning out there. Anything you've seen I mean it's it's it really is a great. Growing state I think for me yeah west mountains. Kind of and three people forget about it rate it it's. Prequel setup yet the capillaries got a growing downtown yacht. Brilliant university. Within a few blocks it's got all the recipes really count explode. Yeah it's in it has exploded and when I was there in the mid ninety's there was a lot of growth that was occurring in Utah but we missed. The midwest. We really miss this part of the world in him and that was great because I have this opportunity. I did as a city they come to Kansas City you never been here. I'd been here I have let it come okay cousins OK a couple of cousins that lived up and liberty aka so I had some. May rarity with Kansas City but not all that much. But I always knew that this was a great city. And done they had three or four cities on my list. Time well that would really be cool to be able to go there and and the opportunity in Kansas City and have a look back it was twenty years ago. So while it won't get into that after the break here. We're talking to Tim cowed in his Twitter handles at ten accounting he's also the president CEO of the kiss Siri development council. New. Came to Kansas City looks like in 1998. That was twenty years ago off of your career. Move from Salt Lake City or talk about kind of what that twenty years is encompassed and you that's pretty amazing you've been a one place for twenty years it has and a because that is not a entrepreneurial see your dad was it's. And so probably right about your move their blood IE I did not know that about them looking forward to learning more after the break that I wanna talk to you about some of the awesome things you guys view that he's CDC's. So the really cool project even more from you listen to relations. And they shoot. Welcome back to the show fury are grill nations shows us relations show relationship dot com and hearing came easy 980 AM. Look preachy joining me is well on iTunes and stitcher radio. Very excited to have back. The president and CEO of Kansas City area development council the website is think. He seed dot com Tim challenge join me for the entire hour today. We've we've really excited to have you on the show Tim thinks you're doing these days and things I've wanted to do this for club alone. They finally invited I know right it's a meanwhile. Mutual friend connect to us right there that's allowed what level this. OK so let's continue on so you you came to Casey twenty years ago. You started at the keys here development council back then we'll redo. You started. Recruiting companies pretty cup so do you know Jeff burger don't know him no okay Jeff was working Casey's. And back about twenty years ago we worked on the project that became early days aka so that was seen is project. So Jeff was discovered. By the International Speedway corporation when they were building in the speedway. So Jeff went to work. Out of Kansas Speedway which opened up this spot at KC DC. Bob Markus and Martin means he Johnson. Had met me through some of our peer to peer exchanges where I was in Utah and so they called me. And they said hey would you be interested in. It considering this job and Kansas City with a deficit absolutely. And that's how I got that. The KC twenty years ago so I am onboard. To recruit. Companies. And as a recruiter on VP of recruit what does that look like how does that work as well as I'm gonna do I'm basically. In the organization. And a sense since the sales and marketing group. Where the region so my job and still today. Is to work with companies and people who are evaluating Kansas City and other markets across the country in position Kansas City in the best possible way. To. And entice them encourage them to bomb. Expands relocate to gone anywhere in our region which is eighteen counties in those things Oca let's I was wondering with the was the geography we were big Kansas City. OK so. Eighteen guys we go far Weston's 2 PM and a decision to go. Even Livingston county Chillicothe in Missouri then on in Miami can only cast counting. Com we extend even not to universe in his earlier tiger and so the vet school they've been very in all users to Missouri but our organization. Kansas State. Emporia State in Northwest Missouri State too it's a really big on Oprah. 1000% that we give our customers. Choice which is great because we've got a tea company coming in later on this evening and tomorrow. And they'll just be looking. At the urban and suburban areas. We'll have manufacturers that will only wanna look at the mother of the smaller rural communities and regions so that's one of the real and beauties. What we can provide to our customers is choice. In that something in any marketplace it's very car. Am. Tim count and is our guest today so you you did this development if you will recruit them right. When you take over their home as via CEO and president well I did business recruitment. For about seventeen years. As VP and then I was promoted to senior VP so I let our recruitment team. Where the better part of my at the time that I've been in Kansas City. Lot of things have changed or been a lot of new things are changing out a lot of fun lot of success lot of people are involved. Lot of organizations. So I'm going in in my third year. As CEO of the organization. And I am having a ball. It's a great time to beating Kansas City doing what I do and I'm very fortunate the organization very fortunate to be in position. That it is near and down. So we're excited about really about the future break that down first him what does that organizational like KC DC. But you never interact with you guys. What he'll do besides you know we're pretty businesses and jobs in city. What is it was a look. Well the organization's been around now for a little over forty years forty years since I mentioned before really the the big goal and the purpose of the organization. Is too. Position Kansas City is a region and in a very competitive marketplace. Against other regions across the country and around the world. And go after those companies that are looking to expand or relocate and often times today it's about talent. Recruiting talent to the region so if you look at our organization. We're were made up of about 250. Private companies that invest with few organization. We're also we talked about a public private partnership mourn our case it's a private public partnership. So you think about. All the counties and cities within this big eighteen county but ran their investors. Okay CDC. As is many in the private sector. So we go out we leveraged those resources. And we go one and recruit companies in the region. Talk to me about that is change you're here twenty years of who work here Missouri in Kansas because you know as a former legislator obviously understand the whole economic development incentives and world and you probably know that. But I anyone. Obviously got to changing industry and that is is it's. Feel like one of the things I was in Jeff city of 2000 and most important. Per company. Now it and now it's now it's it's it's more about that were played in all these are things that at the time filling that was one of the bigger elements there that is I was legislator and people like. We want him it probably was because you're legislator I mean in some very important to chip to keep that. The incentives in the proper context and he's not one thing that hasn't change. But it's become much more. Important. Is his talent. Got your back twenty years ago. In the first question not a corporate sites lecter went out when evaluating Kansas City is where am I get my talent. He workforce you know we train them. That was true twenty years ago probably true a hundred years ago and it's true. Day so business saw him over the town and he's got to be able provide them. Talent because they can go anywhere. And find a building. Site and their may be some real. Distinguishing qualities with that within your your region with regard to real estate but it's about talent incentives. Yeah their disgust it's always later on in the process. Because when you think about it. Most of the companies that we work well. They'll have two or three markets where they can make their project work. And we've got one coming in tonight and tomorrow and who in their down to two or three markets in the country. And they could probably make it work in any one of those two or three. So how are we going to distinguish. Kansas City against those other markets that were competing with. Talent certainly is is right their first and foremost the one thing that we really talked about in what we can control. It's a process if we can make it easy year in more efficient. Our customer to select Kansas City verses another market and we put our Kansas City product in a much better position. The win. Where is sort of like a true champion there and the tempo and what the president CEO KC area development council. So for those of maybe not. Having an Iraqi guys you you you form kind of like an economic development on group right corporation. Or is like you know in the Pike County C Norris. You know you mentioned your job in Utah which is. Economic development corporation you talk right similar you know sites election. Is important right now telling companies figure out what the next move is recruiting companies helping companies RD here I mean you guys are that are expanding anymore. Talent percent US kind killed and all those different. Week we do and you you mentioned the Platte counties and an end in one thing that's it's really important for your listeners to understand about Casey's. We talk about this that he CDC is truly a Coalition of the Willing. So our partners like the Platte county DC where the lees summit EC over O or the Overland Park chamber in 86 I can go on and on. All those organizations. Are hand in glove with what we do even considered. The case CDC is an umbrella organization in the sense. That we represented. The entire region but we were very closely with each one of those local or community your county economic development organizations. That put the best. Face forward. For the Kansas City region that we can't do anything. Without. The local communities in the states being highly engaged. And involved. With. Process. That's awesome that is awesome so we got about a minute left in the segment. Next segment don't wanna talk about kind of some of the projects even work on what kind of excited about. But again. Just a little bit more about talent and workforce development those are two things if you. Click on no one of the great articles and intensity business journal your featured in his. You talk about those keeping your what do the two things you're looking most forward to it it's on your urgent is. Is starting and ending around town a workforce well it it is it's absolutely critical and and one thing I should say is that I am really privileged. To work with a tremendous. Group of talented professional men and we have it an initiative called team Casey. Which in effect hopes companies are a year in Kansas City. In those that we're trying to bring the Kansas City identify and grow older they're telling people when. We also have initiatives that are built up around animal health. And talent is a critical part of what the now while quarter were initiative is involved with the workforce development. Also Kansas city's more important which is episode. It it's a vertical organization built around the strengths in Kansas City around logistics transportation. In manufacturing. And so. They're all in the worst president on the sexy things are on redevelopment of the law to provide the most horrible god it's it's there we manufacture from last week and just. Blew my mind how successful a company's. But who the one tie that brings those three initiatives together that part of his CDC. It's talent in workforce development men and they've been out. Working very hard. Too long to bring new programs to not only those companies that are from outside market they're valuing Kansas City. But most importantly those companies that are here. If workforce development own attraction and retention first inform. Critical. Mullen. Jim cannon is our guest today on drill nation we read back after the break and I guess. Our goal. Welcome back CB grill nation show are in 1988 and came DC appreciate you joining us today and death. Hope you're enjoying the show and stay warm here in Kansas City. And enjoying your day preachy with his long podcasts you'll see an iTunes or on suture you and your car or at the GM. Or running here into have you do I appreciate you listening to it however your listening Tim count in his back president CEO of the KC area development council. Corporation ministry that up council also the other TI eighty C think Casey dot com great information on the web site and really cool things going on here in earlier photos is all Kansas City can check it out at eight BC dot com. Tim we've got to go out of the two most important things which are workforce development talent and always gonna come into play. I know you guys been very busy the last year on a couple big initiatives we can briefly touch on. Follow you spoke around Kansas City. I talked to Joseph rear immunity to me get a 105 speeches that you and I became really different. Erica on the stump truth that you were out talking to corporations the two employees to businesses about. The importance of the building a single terminal Mukasey I. Which was very successful obvious CIA I think that which you all did what cerner did a lot of our companies did. To get their employees out to vote and also to educate them with Scott the difference in the campaign and zero out there on the stump talking about why negative aura. Well workforce development talent the things Jason there are a lot of people out doing that. We didn't turn down anyone. So any group that wanted us to come out and talk about the the value of any single terminal we did. And don't. I appreciate you recognizing. The fact that we do believe that really have an impact men help. Moved that needle to ward needed to get it did and we're excited to to continue on and hopefully. This is my my my AS speech here not Kansas City Council and get their act together will move forward and I'm sure there will I know it's it's gym locker serious process they're right negotiations and and I'm sure their constituents are excited about the new airport so that's the most important thing never gonna get an eternal. Built and you know how you know port that is obviously in your business you you've been able to. The travel lodge into. To sell Kansas City me to its first impression EC we company insidious businessperson of the person looking to relocate here absolutely. We're really excited about the new terminal. Four years but until then I think you'll see. Airlines start tend to build up. There's service here. The Sonics and we we have an Iceland by now yeah are you have you not that you need to buy those tickets I'd I don't side no and no idea how many people. We're excited about Iceland now have their come out of the woodwork Elena go their own to do this I know I. If it in that can activity that you get into it to Europe but most importantly how to travel all that much internationally but. Coming back into the United States from Europe or anywhere in and having to go through customs. No place like Atlanta Murr Chicago air. Or New York is such a hassle it'll be so nice to be able fly nonstop. From Reykjavik. In the Kansas City in clear customs here in jumping your car. And go home near you upload lavender regularly check your bags and do everything else I tell you something that happened it was. That's kind of cool and I. My youngest son. Plays soccer and so we're not endorse doctor turner would imagine you're doing all this before kids early Jerry area to our house. Basically up payroll. And then we've got to stay put Phil at home but my youngest son. Place indoor soccer so we're sitting there watching this game the other night. In independence. At 103. And the people behind us who we did not know they do not know me they just started talking about planning their trip this summer. Iceland. How cool was that we're gonna have a nonstop flight from Kansas City. And they were talking about going on and Europe in my daughter who is there with me my hands on with the bases. Yeah you say something tonight said no it's great. Just smiled and just listen to them they were so excited about Kansas City and he you so much of that excitement in the community about all the great things that are going on. In our region and it's a great time to be doing. What we're doing and I am fortunate I am in our organization is to be leveraging all these great things. We are pushing hard and we'll continue to push our. In Iceland areas is one example. They'll be other opportunities that will pursue with his much bigger and gusto as we did that single terminal with Amazon malls or should it. Yeah I go for right yet to have you're little to afford that so let's talk about that now on. I know that that decision has been made yet but I Amazon it's also not that the process of how you can put together a team is and you guys work really hard on. On application. And kind of took a lot of people to bring together again asking gunned down Jason that's a competitive process and by the way before you into the some friends with the mayor of Little Rock. And through my work with often we've met a lot of mayors and boy he he he milked that they'll tell you this he milked that Amazon thing got a ton of press or he's eight did you lose in the New York Times here I mean it was your life by saying now they are right I knew I Sinaloa right it was an interest for those of you guys worry trusted and if we didn't pursue it will be Zelaya. Well you know it's it's it's been a tremendous. On process. And I and I and I mean that with. All sincerity. Because we took a very inclusive approach. With the Amazon each key to opportunity. I was in Saint Louis when that RP. Dropped early in the morning and I don't know I think probably what you do every morning teacher so active on Twitter and social media. I get up I look at my phone I look I Twitter feed and it was blowing up Jason that morning because now Amazon had just drop this big. RFQ you end up our QP. And I said okay. Our life. He's going to change. Between now when windows when was extension to September so. And embers do like a month later we had about 62. Or three mile. So no our listeners who are all mostly business folks are entrepreneurs or people that are in the know about Kansas City. Well and RF PQ are are a few of his I mentioned this to someone headed in on what he's talking about request for proposal request for qualifications. Early this was they were quite a regular basis improving yourself your film to document with all your ideas in your. Yours here your experience near your doubt your values your assets what. And in one thing's getting Amazon was very clear in stating and their RP. Wasn't that they wanted one response. For each market over a million. OK so we had you know Kansas City, Missouri and the Tina white county was very immense. In the city Kansas governor's office in Missouri governor's office and so we were able to bring. All of these different. Entities together on what the private sector. This and we had over 200 people involved. Two under organizations involved in responding. Earth. I might add that I had that much that much I can't imagine tremor cooperation that we've never seen that and you know the Kauffman Foundation and them. I know that you've been very active with a great organization a tremendous windy gilts called me from early on she said. We really need to take a look at how were preparing the workforce of the future if things that are going on in Kansas City with the various. I'm caps programs and all these really innovative. New ways in which kids are being prepared for the workforce. Let's put that front sooner we did some things that were very unique and different. We'll see. What happens. With Amazon's. Down select they have not said exactly. When they're gonna do a room they're gonna make a decision. In eighteen. We sent an email. I'm not sure contact. A couple of weeks ago is very replies that they were still working through things and will be back at them so. We're formalize the very foot but at least they responded nicely and any Mellon within about thirty minutes we had a response so. We'll see what happens but regardless. Of whether or not we advance. With Amazon. This process of bringing so many. Different entities. Together people from across our region to get behind one thing or. The greater Kansas City area nothing's been very. I've been an as yet Tim touting Casey ABC is with us today. Yeah it really is and mean it for a month copper foundation perspective just to light you know you're in 50000 people I mean that is. Whole another ball park too is with logistics and with. What I can mean an entrepreneurial community with the education I mean just. You know be mind blowing but but that's cooled you guys really put it your best for four I think that's the most Kansas city's one I mean just for us to compete in and always be at the table. Compete hard. Go for it and of those are the folks who live there have seen our proposal which is. In a Marriott that de they've been blown away and I'm so proud. Oh what we've been able put together my on behalf of the Amazon project but will be able use this information. That we collected in this platform that we created not that I found out that it can be ML and their team there. Stepped up there have been so many different folks at the amount team stepped up and they put twenty people. On this project and we built something that typically takes three months to build Jason this digital platform we did it in two and half weeks. That's pretty sweet we have companies like downtown NA AR the other CA John Cook is a jogger I guess it is is great he Mel me. Couple days after that RFP was was made public many semi amounts on Saturday. You said they kill him let me know what we can do now. Our respondents I don't know exactly what that is going to be yet but I guarantee we're gonna need your help end about two and a half weeks later. I calling. That I need your help bring in all this together and they are guys that trip and I and they did. And that his team win was great that there's so many organization I can go on and on but they they remind us. Are unemployed that John is in the zoo got this idea because there's a guy. Yeah I LL are you gotta love the CEOs around town that are that are really. Roma step forward and help out and we got to go to break here but just to step up you know put their put thirteen on the line and help out vacancies she's I think it's fusion. We need more of that I mean I continue to grow that in that this is a Kansas anyway and they stepped up and a lot of other companies and their CEOs and. I agree it's been it's been great journey and we're gonna continue on with Tim touted for peace CD CF directly into the the best. Our goal should welcome back it's easy relationship here on TV 98 AM appreciate you lustig with this year today. And I really hope you're enjoying the show today and great to have Tim town and back with Casey eighty sees the president CEO. Website is being Casey dot com students are really cool things here in Kansas City and in great. Spokesperson for all we have you're going in this. Growing our community and our business community and our jobs and workforce and talent all the things happen here in Kansas City. And I think it's. In other even know that you were there for twenty years I just think even higher Finley they worked there for twenty years you know you don't see that anymore in this and is staying in the UNR and. Our world it's it is pretty rare that that's I think the real strength of our team is that we've got. A group of professionals in many cases that have been there for awhile I think that is really. Part of the recipe where organizations in new website. Has all kinds information become a member of the GCC and and and information on real estate and we really count share that I I think. What a way Kansas City is developing is pretty cool I really enjoy now the job urban course you're developing and you guys are located in downtown correct we're carrying instead you station right you in the chamber both there right just just just a good growth I would downtown now and it's just. It's pretty cool to see. A lot of people down there you know it's cool what's going on downtown. But it's equally cool what's going on throughout the region Al I was in my Macs there recently sat down with the mayor there might ban. And Blake Shrek then what they're doing with their city center oh yeah is amazed at this and then downtown only summon. I mean what it cool area and I Lee's summit is in the you can go. Throughout the region and Europe and north and very grew up AI very ironic that I was you know in part so you know our university just last week. And that's the great thing about Kansas City it's you can live. Analyst at different places they're just so cool they're all different they're all they're from the injured they're cool it down tell you about verbs. If I wanna have a little land I can be out in leavenworth county. If. This is my argument for many years because legislator for the film tax. Credit bureau producer and you and make a movie can go to any. Place in Kansas City and you can find any set design you need immediately. Tim calendars with us Kansas City is a whole what what are some of the things that you think that content continue to improve. I know that doesn't some of the tough questions here is. You noticed remain competitive with these other regions that are similar to us well I know it's good to go back to work force talent. Yeah I have you know and and and it and it does mean you can't minimize you know solid education and ammonia in it it it's all there and that's a great priority of our organization moving and eighteen. And beyond. But. You know Kansas City when you look at our market and we know all of us who are here we know what a great places and but if you're on either those three. In you look at Kansas City on a list to say a spreadsheet like a lot of sites electors will evaluate. The markets on a spreadsheet. Before they even. Oh sure Kansas City outta the metric they're looking at the metrics. And our metrics. Are. Aware of a midwestern. Founders. A lot that just jumps up catch you off the spreadsheet. When you kit people here knowing that the group that's going to be here later on today got to tomorrow got a Raymond we are bringing them in when you can't. People here and I know your listeners. I had this experience to may bring their customers in her family members or friends or what have you know not many Kansas City or maybe haven't been here a while. They gave him ago. Wow this is there's. Five that is his it's palpable men in our region right now. This is our time. And every city goes through. Martin meaning users CMO talks about. A golden moment then and we truly believe that this period of time it's Kansas city's golden moment in we've got to. Because our leverage we've got to capitalize on it. Do you look back at Martin like Austin you know 1015 years ago. Minute how they've elevated them themselves as a market. I'd look at Charlotte, North Carolina before that you go on this is Kansas City Stein then end down. It's it's exciting and we just got to figure out ways to do it right continue to figure out ways to do that it it pitched to turn. To turn the page and in differentiators threats and in a lot of the decisions that people make. Where they wanna be where they wanna live where they wanna grow their career. They've got a lot of choice in this country because there's a great cities in regions in the United States from which to choose them. Kansas city's lifestyle choices. I mean you're able to come in and IQ you lived downtown. Yeah I wanted to try and get my kid didn't beat up while those friends of mine you were like. Grew even in the north Leonard been in politics ought to move downtown for years checking out if you like your ideal word I'd want Brady did that. Are you live that wherever you want but. So often now and in my oldest daughter who. Is building her career in her life here in Kansas City and I told you my oldest son we're gonna get him back off from me from. Always makes so I'm a big guy that's well that's the. But dumb you know she have a choice then and she she studied in London for six loans which I'm Alan in New York on a dirty Chicago. Said he'd take a look at Kansas City do different plans lands where you are you grew up in high school all that. She's building her life. In her career she loves it she can jet off to new York and here friends there but the mobility that you have the affordability. There's just a cool factor. Yeah I think that's huge because. That is that's one of the factors and you have to go and you have to continue to embrace that they continue to embrace. Those things in memory are older population with change you know right we we sit in city can also during July and we we've worked I've worked with developers and people in our industry that are building amazing live work play. And sometimes it's obvious because a lot of issues. With with a local residents who have been there for 304050 years. But we got to think about it. There the next generation here right now we cannot we can we have to opt you have to continually. Update we should be thinking now about. OK we we did the airport we did it where do when you've seen these studies now come out about downtown and about you know how to read well some of the areas the highways meet. Read this everything has this. We need to think in 234 years from now right there and I think that we are and I think that what's happened with the the new term loan and Casey. Bringing all that together moving forward having had a big way and then. You don't affordability is important mobility all of those things are are really important. Which you've got to have a place that's attractive. People in need. It's especially now it's negative if you're outside right it could put you have to embrace that yeah we are who we are right in Kansas City is. You know what Kansas City is right it's a great place he's not trying to make ourselves something. That we're not let's embrace who we are we have this group that's gonna be here and it's going to be. Seven degrees tomorrow and we talked about it with our current with our team. Publication embrace it. This who we are these things it's gonna get warmer I guarantee is giving it warmer in Kansas City. Right it's and that's just what probably probably later this afternoon brought us up but that's just a brace to ER yeah. And I think that's a great thing about Kansas City is that were authentic and places in this country. Not how people are authentic and they're not true to themselves and Kansas City is true to itself and I think that. The scene was a good mix to people who have grown up here people that are bitterness. Right yourself he grew up here didn't grow up a police state here and we have a lot of people on the show we come on that are running businesses there. Are running organizations like you that if that are from coast from south that is that a state here and have been very successful. Tim count in pre she come on grill nation should today. Key C eighty C president and CEO the website is think Casey dot com check out there do all kinds of neat things. There and appreciate you coming on the show today. Regrets our success and if we can ever help you out dollar. Move the ball forward and and help you would love to Jason thanks for the the opportunities. This morning. Engraved and I do a wonderful job thank you and look forward to listen to you down the road appreciate it Tim counting appreciate gonna show again Tim is on Twitter act. 101000. Thanks for joining us again today fixed dollar sponsors and supporters and thinks the listeners we'll see incident.
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