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Kansas City's Bid for International Trade

By Sylvia Maria Gross


Kansas City, MO – City officials have taken to calling it the Mexiplex. It's a two-story building at 16th and Baltimore which housed several loosely related organizations - the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, which works primarily with small business owners in Kansas City, the Mexican Consulate, which supports Mexican citizens who live here, and the Kansas City-Mexico Global Trade and Business Corporation, a city-funded organization which promoted trade with Mexico.

The Mexiplex opened just about four years ago, when the regional Mexican consulate moved from St. Louis to Kansas City. But now, the city's international relations office is restructuring, and two tenants of the Mexiplex will be moving out. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross stopped by the building recently to visit with Jody Edgerton, director of the city's International Affairs and Trade Office.
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