Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sly James Announces Mayors' Bi-State Innovation Team

Last week, "a Casablanca moment" happened in Kansas City.  According to the Kansas City Star, "a beautiful friendship" was created when Google Fiber decided to launch in both KCMO and KCK.  The two Kansas Citys are uniting, all in the name of creating more small businesses and fostering innovation in the Midwest. 

Sly James, mayor of Kansas City, Missouri and Joe Reardon, mayor and CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas recently announced the formation of a Mayors' Bi-State Innovation Team.  This team has been created in order to leverage the Google Fiber network and create business opportunities that will benefit the entire KC metro area. 

The Mayors' Bi-State Innovation Team will include 10 people with 5 from KCMO and 5 from KCK.  Mike Burke was named co-chairman for the innovation team. 

Will the collaboration of the two cities that we know and love foster even more innovation and business success?  We like to hope so. 

Written by Allison Way

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