Address markers increase safety on walking and biking trails
Since 2009, agencies in the Kansas City region have been installing 9-1-1 address-marker signposts along many biking and walking trails to improve public safety. Based on a regional grid system, these signs each provide a unique address similar to this one recently installed in Olathe. When someone needs emergency help on a trail, the information on the signpost will help 9-1-1 dispatchers locate the caller with an increased level of accuracy. Read more»
Public/private partnerships align education with workforce
Talent-to-Industry Exchanges (TIEs) are replicable public/private partnerships that bring industry and education groups together to solve workforce challenges.
introduced the TIE concept in 2016. This strategy was put forward as a KC Rising
pilot project to address the alignment of the region’s education pipeline with workforce needs in specific industries. The first TIE focuses on life sciences, a $9.2 billion industry with 38,463 jobs in the Kansas City region. This sector includes companies engaged in research and development, manufacturing, and bioinformatics. MARC’s 2016 educational asset inventory
found a total of 459 life science credentials available at 34 public, private and for-profit colleges and universities in the region. Read the Life Sciences TIE report»