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.

Map showing nine MARC counties

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.

Multi-unit housing complex

Creating Housing for All

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 is working to identify a collaborative path forward that addresses regional housing challenges and possible solutions.

Artistic enlargement of COVID-19 virus

Regional COVID-19 Data Hub

The Kansas City Region COVID-19 Data Hub compiles data from several sources to provide the best estimate of the COVID-19 situation.

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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.

Celebrating 50 years of regional collaboration