News

August 4, 2022 | Posted in Early Learning
Parade of Hearts art in the Power and Light District

Local organizations, including MARC early learning programs, will benefit from the funds raised during the popular Parade of Hearts campaign. 

August 4, 2022 | Posted in Economy
KC Workforce Indicators logo

June’s employment situation in Kansas City continued to flash signs of a slowing regional economy. Employment growth has remained largely flat since December 2021 and more recently there are indications of a slight decline.

August 2, 2022 | Posted in Safety & Security
A person leans on the shoulder of another, who has their arm wrapped around their shoulder in a supportive manner. Text reads "There is hope. If you or someone you know needs suipport, call or text 988, or chat 988lifeline.org"

Local community mental health centers in the Kansas City region are working together to identify best practices for a collaborative, shared approach to implementing the new 988 suicide and crisis lifeline.

July 26, 2022 | Posted in Public Health
Regional public health map and health department logo

Local health departments begin back-to-school immunizations.

July 26, 2022 | Posted in Safety & Security
Large crowd in a stadium

This brief, free online course helps volunteers and staff understand the importance of their surroundings, how and where to report suspicious activity, how to take protective actions and how to be the help until help arrives. 

July 21, 2022 | Posted in Economy
KC Workforce Indicators logo

Employment has largely remained flat since Dec 2021. Seasonally adjusted employment decreased in May 2022 by 500 jobs, largely offsetting the gains from March to April.

July 19, 2022 | Posted in Transportation
Planning Sustainable Places project plan with public feedback on post-it notes

Members of the public are invited to view project submissions and leave comments online.

July 18, 2022 | Posted in Environment
Sunflower in front of a blue sky

SkyCast forecasts poor air quality tomorrow

July 17, 2022 | Posted in Environment
Sunny blue sky with light clouds

SkyCast forecasts poor air quality tomorrow

July 1, 2022 | Posted in News
The Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park, Kansas, features a colorful entrance.

Thanks to everyone who joined the MARC Board of Directors and Budget and Personnel Committee meetings on June 28. We’re sharing selected highlights from the meetings for your awareness and use in regional conversations.