Economy Articles

May 1, 2023 | Posted in Economy
house made of puzzle pieces

Data show that the Kansas City region faces an affordable housing gap of almost 64,000 units for low-income renters. MARC's housing program explores who this reality most acutely impacts, including people of color, households with young children, households with aging adults and people with disabilities. 

April 7, 2023 | Posted in Economy
Members of KC Rising's Place Committee sit around a table using computers

The new data tool maps resources and populations to promote equitable growth

April 4, 2023 | Posted in Economy
housing is the missing puzzle piece

A lack of nearly 64,000 affordable rental units in the Kansas City region leaves low-income households with limited options.

March 8, 2023 | Posted in Economy
Community Land Trust webinar image

The Regional Housing Partnership recently hosted a series of webinars covering the basics of community land trusts (CLTs) and the role they play in promoting affordable and sustainable homeownership.

March 2, 2023 | Posted in Economy
Map showing redlined areas in Kansas City

The relationship between race and housing in the United States has a long past and a lasting impact. Understanding this relationship in the Kansas City region is critical for comprehending the housing patterns we have today and planning a more equitable tomorrow.

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
Kansas City Plaza shopping district with Brush Creek in the foreground

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
woman searching for apartment rentals online

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
Neighborhood with dense housing options

Increasing numbers of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties are eligible to leave the program. What happens next?