I don't know what the job market is for your particular field(s), but I can say this: I absolutely LOVE Kansas City. I didn't grow up here, either. I have lived all over the place...small towns, major cities. I've lived in San Diego, LA, Phoenix, Fort Worth and now Kansas City and I don't think I'll ever leave. The cost of living is amazing, but there is a great sense of community here. I live downtown and work in advertising, but I have friends that live in the suburbs that love it just as much as I do. I love that there are so many cool things to see and do in this city that are basically hidden elements. Things that some people have never seen even though they've lived here their entire lives. The city is definitely on it's way up. I work closely with the KC Area Developmental Council and some of the things that are happening here right now aren't happening anywhere else in the country and it's recently been crowned 'America's Creative Crossroads'.
I'll always recommend KC to anyone who's looking...
This is an awesome 'sizzle' clip from KCADC that I think shows off the beauty of the city well.
Sizzle Reel | KCCXR from KCADC on Vimeo.