What we do

Fostering collaboration

To build a region we're proud to call home

Some issues reach across the boundaries of individual communities. Often, they can only be addressed by working together. MARC creates a space for the Kansas City region to come together to find and implement solutions that create a community people are proud to call home.

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What we're working on

MARC brings together diverse stakeholders from across the region to address the most important issues facing Greater Kansas City. Here's what we've been working on lately.

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Regional Housing Partnership

Plentiful and affordable housing is critical to the Kansas City region because it impacts access to jobs and education, economic development, and our quality of life. Together with local leaders and stakeholders, MARC and the Regional Housing Partnership are working to identify a collaborative path forward that addresses regional housing challenges and possible solutions.

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Climate Resilience

In partnership with Climate Action KC, MARC is organizing strategies to draw down greenhouse gases and improve climate resilience across the region.

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Broadband and Digital Equity

In partnership with KC Rising and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, MARC is collaborating with local governments, businesses, civic leaders, and community partners to develop a strategy for broadband and digital equity via short- and long-term investments that achieve the goal of providing all households in the region with high-quality and affordable access to broadband.

2023 Regional Assembly

Building Civic Culture:

Engagement, Trust, Impact

Please join us on Friday, June 9, for the annual MARC Regional Assembly. The event will feature remarks on civic engagement from Valerie Lemmie, director of exploratory research at the Kettering Foundation. MARC will also present the 2023 Regional Leadership Awards.

Guests at MARC's 2023 Regional Assembly gathering in lobby

Government Training Institute

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Expand your skills and explore new skills with training opportunities from MARC's  Government Training Institute.

  • Find the courses that fit your needs with the new GTI Catalog.
  • Explore all upcoming classes on the GTI Calendar