A flailing auto industry? Not in Kansas (City) anymore
Jan 24, 2019

A flailing auto industry? Not in Kansas (City) anymore

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday that the U.S. and China were "miles and miles" from resolving their trade conflict, and the markets heard it loud and clear. The Milken Institute has released its annual list of best-performing cities, and No. 1 might surprise you. Plus, we travel to the Kansas City which is performing very well thanks to its booming auto industry.

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Did your town make this list of best-performing cities?

Jan 24, 2019
The Milken Institute's annual ranking is out. What are these cities doing right?
Provo, Utah topped the Milken Institute's Best-Performing Cities list.
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Kansas City’s auto industry is thriving thanks to the popularity of trucks

Jan 24, 2019
While layoffs in the auto industry have dominated headlines, there are places where the U.S. automotive industry is doing pretty well.
Kansas City's auto industry is booming thanks, in part, to the popularity of pickup trucks like the Ford F-150.
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday that the U.S. and China were “miles and miles” from resolving their trade conflict, and the markets heard it loud and clear. The Milken Institute has released its annual list of best-performing cities, and No. 1 might surprise you. Plus, we travel to the Kansas City which is performing very well thanks to its booming auto industry.

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director
Rose Conlon Producer