News

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.

June 27, 2022 | Posted in Aging & Health
Missouri Capitol

The virtual session provided an overview of the 2022 Kansas and Missouri state legislative sessions and the impacts on aging residents.

June 23, 2022 | Posted in Transportation
Highway with blue sky and clouds

Review and provide feedback on amendments to the short-range and long-range transportation plans

June 23, 2022 | Posted in News
Ed Eilert and Dan Manley with their awards standing in front of the Parade of Hearts art project

On June 10, MARC held its annual Regional Assembly at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.

June 17, 2022 | Posted in Data & Maps
Drawing of a diverse group of people

The increase in population diversity contributed to a dramatic shift in how the region is growing, from one where all the growth is focused on the edges of the region while the center declines, to one where all areas are now growing.

June 14, 2022 | Posted in Environment
Hot sun, clouds and very hot thermometer

As the region faces rising temperatures, cooling centers offer a reprieve from the heat.

June 9, 2022 | Posted in News
2021 MARC Annual Review cover with the title "Then. Now. Next."

Commemorating 50 years of regional impact, the Mid-America Regional Council's Annual Review celebrates the past, present and future with the theme "Then. Now. Next."

June 6, 2022 | Posted in News
MARC logo projected on screen with awards in shadow foreground

In-person event will celebrate MARC’s 50th anniversary; feature Regional Leadership Awards, local artists

June 3, 2022 | Posted in News
Skyline view of downtown Kansas City, Missouri with river in foreground

MARC is celebrating 50 years of coming together with diverse partners to develop innovative approaches to regional issues.

June 2, 2022 | Posted in Economy
KC Workforce Indicators logo

In April, seasonally adjusted employment increased by 1,500 jobs, offsetting some of the losses from last month (2,400 jobs). The Kansas City economy has now recovered 82% of the 139,300 jobs lost from the recession.