Economy Articles

June 2, 2022 | Posted in Economy
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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.

May 5, 2022 | Posted in Economy
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The Kansas City economy has recovered 80% of the 139,300 jobs lost from the recession. The Kansas City metropolitan economy needs to recover another 27,200 jobs to return to the pre-pandemic peak level of employment.

December 13, 2021 | Posted in Economy
Greater KC Workforce and Education Summit

The 11th Annual Greater KC Workforce and Education Summit was held on Dec. 7 and drew more than 150 participants to the virtual program.

December 10, 2021 | Posted in Economy
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Given the depth of the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the region’s economic recovery has exceeded expectations and is now moving into the expansion phase, according to Frank Lenk, MARC’s director of Research Services.

October 5, 2021 | Posted in Economy
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WYCO WORKS offers free services in wake of COVID-19 recession

September 3, 2021 | Posted in Economy
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The monthly Workforce Indicators newsletter delivers current information on seasonally adjusted employment and unemployment and hiring trends by industry for the Kansas City region.

March 26, 2021 | Posted in Economy
Independence Center shopping mall

The Kansas City Regional Retail Trends Report explores trends in retail trade and in services often included in retail developments.

November 9, 2020 | Posted in Economy
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Eviction prevention is one of three targeted areas of investments in the latest round of funding awarded by the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.

July 7, 2020 | Posted in Economy
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On June 25, MARC provided a webinar for local officials about the economic issues the region faces and the needs resulting from the economic crisis.

January 12, 2020 | Posted in Economy
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Through the GradForceKC initiative, MARC partners with education, workforce, civic and nonprofit leaders to produce the Education Asset Inventory.