'Burbs Don't "Support the Vision" for Tech Company

Lured by state and potentially city incentives, one high-tech headquarters is ditching its current suburban location for a spot in downtown Kansas City. Is a resurgence afoot? Kevin Collison reports.

"Just two months ago, AMC Entertainment announced it was moving its headquarters and 400 employees from downtown to Leawood.

Applebee's International did recently move its headquarters from Lenexa to Kansas City, but to a suburban-style location on Ward Parkway.

'DSI is the largest College Boulevard company to come down here in a long time,' said Jon Copaken, a principal at Copaken Brooks, which manages 1201 Walnut.

'It's further validation of a lot of things that a lot of us are talking about downtown,' said Copaken, who's also a former chairman of the Downtown Council."

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