Economy Articles

December 13, 2022 | Posted in Economy
12th Annual Workforce and Education Summit

More than 150 representatives from workforce, economic development, civic organizations, educational institutions, and local governments from across the region attended the Mid-America Regional Council’s (MARC) 12th Annual Workforce and Education Summit on Nov. 16 in Kansas City, Missouri.

December 12, 2022 | Posted in Economy
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The Kansas City economy appears headed for mild recession beginning in 2023, according to a forecast prepared by MARC Research Services for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s annual economic forecast breakfast on Dec. 8, 2022.

November 28, 2022 | Posted in Economy
With partners, MARC produces the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan.

Your voice is needed to shape the region's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Plan.

November 28, 2022 | Posted in Economy
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Rental and single-family housing costs and supply show early indications of a changing direction. Is this a blip or will a trend towards a more affordable market emerge?

November 4, 2022 | Posted in Economy
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Increasing numbers of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties are eligible to leave the program. What happens next?

November 4, 2022 | Posted in Economy
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September’s workforce data suggests that employment growth continues despite the Federal Reserve’s actions to slow the economy to reduce inflation.

October 10, 2022 | Posted in Economy
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Employment continues to improve in August, adding 1,900 jobs and this data continues the upward trend from last month which added 5,800 jobs.

October 6, 2022 | Posted in Economy
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Two studies examine workforce housing challenges in the Kansas City region. Both identify the need to increase the supply of affordable, quality housing options all residents.
  

September 16, 2022 | Posted in Economy
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New analysis shows how a shortage of affordable housing options in the Kansas City region challenges the workers our communities depend on most

September 1, 2022 | Posted in Economy
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July saw a sizable expansion of employment in the Kansas City region.