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Welcome to the official investor relations website for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS. The Department of Finance manages all City and County financing needs, including investor communications.
Located on the eastern border of the State of Kansas, we are part of a greater metropolitan area of nearly two million people that includes Kansas City, Missouri, and suburbs on both sides of the state line. The city is situated at Kaw Point, which is the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers. Wyandotte County was organized on January 29, 1859. The county contains the cities of Bonner Springs (part), Edwardsville, Kansas City, and Lake Quivira (part), and was named for the Wyandot Indians.
Kansas City, Kansas is the third largest city in the state of Kansas and is the county seat of Wyandotte County. It is part of a unique consolidated city-county government known as the "Unified Government". County citizens set the stage for today's economic development successes in 1997 when they overwhelmingly agreed to consolidate Wyandotte County and the City of Kansas City, Kansas governments on April 1, 1997. The community was suffering from years of economic hardships and decline. Citizens were ready for a rebirth. The new form of government was the beginning of the landmark renaissance in the community.
The fresh political dynamic created by consolidation allowed the community to take new, bold approaches to many issues, including economic development. Soon after the Unified Government was launched, the economic development opportunity of a lifetime landed in Wyandotte County. The Kansas Speedway and Village West developments are the most successful economic developments ever built in the State of Kansas, turning mostly undeveloped land into one of the most popular tourist, shopping and entertainment attractions in the Midwest.