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Startland News Asked by Startland News
12/8/2015

Is Kansas City too nice?

51%
No WINNER

2

49%
Yes

4

51%
No

2 Comments
Bill Hartnett
2
Bill Hartnett

it is our "unique value proposition", it's what makes KC different & special. We need to be a bit more bold and proud of being nice, honest and forthright.

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Beth Moore
0
Beth Moore

Someone has to be nice.

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49%
Yes

4 Comments
Brandon Kenig
1
Brandon Kenig

We're not aggressive enough in marketing our strengths.

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Mersoft Corporation
1
Mersoft Corporation

Agree with the author that it makes discussions less constructive.

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Robyne Stevenson
0
Robyne Stevenson

KC nice actually means KC is run only by certain people

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Laura Ray Wagner
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Laura Ray Wagner

I was pleased to be a part of a symposium hosted by Shughart Thomson many years ago. Studies done for that event said the same thing. The visiting Mayor of Denver said the same thing.

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Should the KC Budget have more room for entrepreneurial support?

Should the KC Budget have more room for entrepreneurial support?

Yes

0

No

0

Yes

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No

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Startland News Asked by Startland News
3/30/2016

Is it time to embrace Kansas City's cowtown character?

56%
Yes WINNER

3

44%
No

2

56%
Yes

3 Comments
Tim Sylvester
0
Tim Sylvester

Our historical strengths can also be our future - KC is built on transportation, infrastructure, finance, and animal husbandry because we are/were a "cow town" and there's a lot to like about that.

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Neil Steiner
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Neil Steiner

Actualy, all the cows are gone to places like Dodge City and Hays, Kansas. Like it or not, it's our heritage, our legacy. If we try to change that to high tech only, we loose our real identity.

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John Harrington
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John Harrington

I've been puzzled for years why KC people are so defensive about who we are. I've lived lots of places and this is an awesome city that needs to embrace it's roots.

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44%
No

2 Comments
Tamara Copple
2
Tamara Copple

KC hasn't been a 'cowtown' for years and referring to it as such is anachronistic and encourages backward-looking. New millenium, new outlook. We are so much more than just an Ag Industry town.

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Matthew W. Marcus
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Matthew W. Marcus

Kansas City was once a literal cowtown, but there are no cows in the streets of KC these days. Let's not be ashamed of our past, but let's appreciate and celebrate our amazing progress. If a stranger referred to KC as a "cowtown," I would certainly bring them up to speed. #cowtownnomore

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Josh Coleman
Josh Coleman @FlashMob
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