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Kansas City Innovation District Study

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 & Innovation Leadership Team, the Civic Council helped fund a study to assess the potential strengths, challenges and necessary next steps for a new innovation district in Kansas City.

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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...

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...