Advances in education, innovation and quality of life, catapulted this state to 1st place in CNBC's annual Top States for Business ranking.
The Sunflower State has low costs and strong infrastructure, but fiscal battles have hobbled the economy and scared off capital.
Some states have made big economic strides. Others are falling short. Here's a look at movers on CNBC's Top States for Business 2015.
You'd be surprised at the most affordable places to live in the U.S., thanks to low food prices, great home values and low utility costs.
Despite contending with drought, bird flu and flooding in the last year, agribusiness giant Cargill is seen weathering the storm.
Storm chasers capture video of a massive tornado sweeping across the Plains.
A massive tax-cutting package championed by the Kansas governor is having unintended consequences.
Google has reportedly spent close to $1 billion on its Google Fiber service in Kansas City. CNBC's Kate Rogers reports the web giant rolled out the product in waves first to homes, then to small businesses.
CNBC's Kate Rogers is in Kansas City with a look at what high-speed Internet has done for the region.
Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries voluntary recalls all its products after two samples tested positive for listeriosis.
A storm peppered a 1,500-mile arc with 10 reported tornadoes, hail and winds of up to 80 mph Wednesday, NBC News reported.
Around 30 million Americans were under threat from a storm promising hail, high winds and a chance of tornadoes, NBC News reports.
Many Native American tribes are grappling with the idea of growing marijuana on reservation land.
The Guardian announced on Tuesday that it hired Chelsea Manning, a self-proclaimed U.S. whistleblower, as a contributing opinion writer.
As oil prices fall, it becomes harder for energy companies to maintain profitability.
The Mexican grill grows beyond its Denver roots and sets sights on expanding its fresh and fast model, Pizzeria Locale.
An area south of Wichita, Kansas was hit with a registered 4.8 magnitude earthquake, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.
The Republican Party won control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, in a night that turned out to be a historic defeat for Democrats.
Voters go to the polls for midterm congressional elections Tuesday, but just 10 states will decide the most important result.
In her Grammy award winning song Lorde says “ And we'll never be royals. It don't run in our blood.” People in Kansas City would like a word.