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Maggie Kokkinakis shares how the Urban Business Growth Initiative changed AMAI Architecture

AMAI Architecture: How to Expand to New Markets

"The city of Kansas City supports its businesses. The city really wants to do what it takes to make businesses in this area grow and thrive."

AMAI Architecture is just one example of a business that has benefited.

You've seen AMAI Architecture's work around town. The Coterie Theatre at Crown Center and Park Place Shopping Development are just two examples of the work in which this full-service design specializes.

When AMAI Architecture was looking to capitalize on new opportunities and expand their market to government contracting, they reached out to the Urban Business Growth Initiative. With a scholarship to its "Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps," they were able to get an overview of the process, find the resources they needed and start pursuing government contracts.

Below, Maggie Kokkinakis of AMAI Architecture talks about how that class opened their opportunities and why Kansas City is such a great place to start and grow a business.

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