KANSAS CITY, Mo – The Missouri Department of Economic Development cites an annual report from Wendover Corp. which shows Kansas City as the top city in the nation for business growth potential.

The study makes an assessment of over 600 thousand businesses across the country, and takes into account, tax climate, the diversity of the economy, the capability of the workforce, and internet speeds.  Missouri achieved 3rd most diverse economy, and 15th best tax climate. Kansas City kept its number one spot from last year’s report, and beat out Phoenix, New York, San Jose, and Dallas in the top five.