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Our Purpose

To achieve a shared vision of regional prosperity for all by aligning and accelerating community efforts for greatest impact.

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Kansas City is a community of communities. Millions of lives woven together, across borders and neighborhoods, sharing one future.

Every aspect of our region contributes its own history, perspective, and energy. The challenges posed by the area’s diverse nature are far outweighed by what it brings in unmatched potential. KC Rising is how KC’s leaders forge pathways of greater collaboration to guide us forward.

When we imagine a greater future for our city, it’s not just for one institution, one industry, or one community. It’s for all.

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Inclusion

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Culture

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Neighborhoods

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Education

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Metrics
Framework

Horizon Goals

Growing the Economy, Including Everyone

Compared to benchmark metros

Pillar Metrics

Progress toward the 7 shared vision pillars of prosperity

Comparing our progress over time

Strategy Metrics

Related to community efforts that we are trying to amplify

Monitoring and celebrating success over time

Resources

Experiential Learning Landscape Analysis

Experiential Learning Landscape Analysis

October 2019This report was commissioned by the KC Chamber, Civic Council, Mid-America Regional Council, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and KC Rising in order to understand experiential learning opportunities in the Kansas City metro area. The findings help us...

Kansas City Innovation District Study

Kansas City Innovation District Study

October 2019 Innovation districts are campuses that seek to bring together entrepreneurs, education institutions, students and corporations to spark unique collaborations that result in economic activity. Identified as a needed initiative by the KC Rising Ideas &...

Talent-to-Industry Exchange (TIE)

Talent-to-Industry Exchange (TIE)

October 2019The Talent-to-Industry Exchange (TIE) concept was introduced in 2016 as a KC Rising strategy to improve the labor supply in key industry sectors, growing the human capital necessary to attract and retain companies in the Kansas City region. TIE reports...

Prosperity at a Crossroads

Prosperity at a Crossroads

June 2014This research study conducted by Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and Mid America Regional Council (MARC) was the source material for the creation of KC Rising in 2015. The report’s conclusions were galvanizing: the Kansas City region was lagging behind...

In short, our goal is to grow the economy for everyone.

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Questions for KC Rising

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