Some new data has city managers from other major metro areas taking a second look at KC.
KC's revitalization efforts that have taken place over the last few years have resulted in countless vacant lofts, bankrupt housing developers, and the closure of some long time downtown businesses. Now Kansas City can hold it's head up high as it appears they have improved upon these successes by focusing on more traditional population growth strategy... killing off what few citizens left that are still willing to live in the city.
Kansas City's murder rate is up nearly 7% over this time last year.
Both the Mayor and City Manager Wayne Cauthen hope this new growth strategy will help the city manage its explosive population growth.
In other news, Johnson County, KS was rated the #3 best place to raise a family in the country and Olathe made the list of the top 25 fastest growing city's, coming in at number 24. Olathe's placement topped Overland Park, who along with Shawnee also made the top 100 fastest growing cities in the country.