Cerner begins final stages of KC development that will bring 16,000 jobs to town
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Health care company Cerner has completed structural work on the first two buildings at its seventh campus in the Kansas City area and the largest economic development project in Missouri history. The project will bring 16,000 jobs to Kansas City.
“This marks significant progress for the project and completion of the structural framework for the first two office buildings on our new campus,” said Mike Nill, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Cerner. “This is an important milestone for the project, and we are honored to share this occasion with those who have supported the project and provided their services.”
A tradition in the construction industry, the final steel beam, which weighed 600 pounds and was adorned with American and Cerner flags, was signed by dignitaries, workers and members of the community. It was raised approximately 150 feet in the air and placed at the top of the 8-story second building.