↓ "Greater Kansas City is
headquarters to several Fortune 500 companies (Sprint Nextel Corporation, H&R Block, YRC
Worldwide Inc., and International Assets Holding Corporation) and additional Fortune 1000
corporations Great Plains Energy, Aquila, AMC Theatres, Applebee's, DST Systems, Garmin
International, Cerner, Seaboard Corporation, and Russell Stover Candies).
Three international law firms, Lathrop
& Gage, Stinson Morrisson & Hecker, and Shook, Hardy & Bacon are also based in the
Hallmark Cards's gross revenues
certainly would qualify it for both lists, but it cannot be included because it is privately
owned by the Hall family.
Numerous agriculture companies operate
out of the city . Dairy Farmers of America, the largest Dairy Co-op in the United States is
located here. Kansas City Board of Trade is the principal trading Exchange for hard red winter
wheat — the principal ingredient of bread.
Black and Veatch, Perceptive Software,
Compass Minerals, Ash Grove Cement, Ferrellgas, and Bats Exchange, Inc are also based in the
Kansas City area."
--Kansas City, Missouri. (2011, March
1). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 02:22, March 2, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kansas_City,_Missouri&oldid=416506717