Michael Copeland, Olathe Mayor:
"Many times when people say they're coming from KCI to Olathe, they know the
second they pass the state line. Not to say anything bad about my Missouri friends,
but their investments in their state are not what ours are in our state in regards
to transportation infrastructure. And it makes a big difference to a business
person who's coming to our community to evaluate whether they should locate
here or not because it makes an impression upon them about what we value and
what governments should invest their money in."