Economy Articles

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
Drawing of a house on a scale with money

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
Downtown skyline in the distance at sunset

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
Two men looking at computer in manufacturing facility

Through the GradForceKC initiative, MARC partners with education, workforce, civic and nonprofit leaders to produce the Education Asset Inventory.

December 16, 2019 | Posted in Economy
Tawanna Black, founder and chief executive officer for the Center for Economic Inclusion

On Dec. 4, 2019, more than 100 people gathered at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center for the ninth annual Greater KC Workforce and Education Summit. The theme of the meeting this year was pathways for inclusive regional prosperity.

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Economy
Kansas City skyline from a distance with green park in the foreground and a blue sky

The Kansas City region can expect continued economic growth over the next two years, according to MARC’s annual economic forecast, but at a slower pace than the previous two years.

October 7, 2019 | Posted in Economy
KC Rising forum panelists

On October 2-3, KC Rising partners convened more than 200 leaders representing businesses, local governments and civic, nonprofit, philanthropic and faith-based organizations in the Kansas City region for a Shared Prosperity Forum.

October 7, 2019 | Posted in Economy
Agile Work Profiler launch event

Presenters at The DeBruce Foundation career assessment tool launch (left to right): Leo Morton, CEO and president, The DeBruce Companies; Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, Ed.D., executive director and COO, The DeBruce Foundation; Ruby Rios, UMKC student and member of DeBruce Youth Career Corps; Mayor Quinton Lucas, city of Kansas City, Missouri.