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Missouri officials courting AMC to prevent a move to Kansas

March 7, 2011


— Kansas City, Mo., civic officials are scrambling to keep AMC Entertainment from moving to Kansas.

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce asked Gov. Jay Nixon to meet with Gerry Lopez, the top executive at AMC, in early April to discuss the potential move.

Chamber president Jim Heeter says leaders in the private sector have also been asked to help persuade the movie theater company to stay in Kansas City.

The Kansas City Star has reported that Kansas development officials have offered AMC a $47 million incentive package to move to that state, and former Gov. Mark Parkinson and Gov. Sam Brownback have called company officials to promote the move.

AMC began in Kansas City in 1920.

The Star reports that AMC is expected to make its decision soon.


OutlawJHawk 7 years, 2 months ago

KC, MO has a wonderful 1% city tax they charge to all businesses operating in their great city. I would move my business the first chance I got, expecially with incentives being offered to move.

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