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Regional Health Assessments

The REACH Healthcare Foundation contracted with MARC’s Research Services department to produce a biennial report that analyzes health and social conditions of uninsured and other vulnerable populations in the Kansas City metropolitan area. 

Metro Outlook

  • Metro Outlook 2.0
    Metro Outlook 2.0 builds on earlier efforts to measure progress in the Kansas City region, but sharpens the focus on economic competitiveness. This version was created in February 2007. Download the Metro Outlook 2.0 print version» (6.36 MB, pdf)
  • Metro Outlook
    Measuring the Progress of Metropolitan Kansas City - The first edition of Metro Outlook (1.7M .pdf, released 8/29/01) incorporates the results of an in-depth survey conducted in the fall of 2000 of about 1,700 area households.


  • Education Asset Inventory 2015
    In June 2015, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) launched an inventory of educational assets in the Kansas City region as part of Lumina Foundation's Community Partnership for Attainment.
  • Greater Kansas City Labor Basin Labor Availability Analysis 2015
    Created in July 2015 for the Mid-America Regional Council by The Docking Institute of Public Affairs of Fort Hays State University, this report provides labor basin labor availability on the Greater Kansas City Labor Basin, which includes nine counties in Kansas and Missouri: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri; and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. This report also provides information from the 23-county larger region adjacent to and including the Greater Kansas City Labor Basin and includes data from previous labor studies conducted in the area.


  • 2017 Economic Forecast report
    The Economic Forecast is an annual report describing the national economic climate and its effects on the Kansas City area economy over the next eight quarters. The report estimates the region's expected change in output, income and employment, with employment broken down by industry. The forecast also includes outlooks for the states of Kansas and Missouri.
  • Prosperity at a Crossroads
    Several years ago, a number of business, civic and community leaders raised the need for a more informed discussion about the economic future of Greater Kansas City. This included the desire for sound research and rigorous analysis that can help residents and decision-makers alike better understand the performance of the region. These leaders also expressed a desire for more data and resources to better evaluate the kinds of policies or strategies that could be pursued, in the wake of the Great Recession and leaner fiscal times, at the local, regional and state levels. With support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the William T. Kemper Foundation, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program joined forces to help fill this need and begin to lay the groundwork for future regional analyses. With this report, our hope is to strengthen public discourse and the many efforts underway to position Greater Kansas City for long-term growth and prosperity.

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