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Nine local sustainable success stories to be recognized on Dec. 5

SSS_icon_web.gifOn Dec. 5, The Mid-America Regional Council will honor nine local projects as 2014 Sustainable Success Stories. These projects advance the three pillars of sustainability — social equity, economic vitality and environmental stewardship. Project honorees were selected through a competitive Call for Successful Sustainable Projects. This year’s event will be held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center from 8:30–10:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend. Learn more about this year’s honorees»

2014 Greater Kansas City Workforce & Education Summit

Please join the Mid-America Regional Council and our regional education and workforce partners on Nov. 4 for the fifth annual Greater KC Workforce and Education Summit. This year’s program will focus on our region’s efforts to foster a talented and highly educated workforce through postsecondary attainment in high-demand fields. At the summit, we will share information about a new regional post-secondary attainment initiative supported by the Lumina Foundation’s Community Partnership for Attainment program. MARC will release an in-depth report on education and workforce metrics in the Kansas City region. This report’s key metrics set the baseline for our community’s work through this initiative. Learn more»

2015 Greater Kansas City Economic Forecast

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. Read the forecast»

KCRPC reaches $100 million in contracts

Kansas City Regional Purchasing Cooperative (KCRPC) has helped local governments procure $100.6 million in products and services using cooperatively bid contracts. KCRPC coordinates the procurement process for regional bids and can also provide local governments with procurement recommendations or referrals to other contracts for commodities not covered under existing KCRPC contracts. KCRPC was established by MARC to help local governments increase their purchasing power and decrease administrative costs. Read examples of KCRPC’s work» 

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 more sound research and rigorous analysis that can help residents and decision-makers alike better understand the economic performance of the region and begin a discussion about the future direction of the region’s economy. This report demonstrates the value of such an approach»