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News & Updates

Stay in-the-know with KC Rising

Read up on the latest news and updates from KC Rising. Explore a wide range of topics including Economic Recovery, Small Business Support, Talent Development and more.

Kansas City To Create Global Biologics Hub As Part Of Acceptance To Prestigious MIT Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program

Kansas City To Create Global Biologics Hub As Part Of Acceptance To Prestigious MIT Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program

(Kansas City, MO – May 16, 2022) – Building on prior life science success in human and animal health, Kansas City is creating the most inclusive biologics hub for the development, production and distribution of biologics as part of its acceptance to the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT REAP). Kansas City was selected as part of the Heartland Civic Collaborative, working with Des Moines, Omaha, and St. Louis to be a global life science destination.

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Together we are Making a Shared Vision Reality

Together we are Making a Shared Vision Reality

Led by the Downtown Council (DTC), business, civic, and neighborhood leaders joined together over the last two years to imagine the future of greater Downtown Kansas City. With the guidance of the steering committee chair, Warren Erdman, Kansas City Southern, the planning process attracted both long-time stakeholders and emerging voices across greater Downtown to work together.

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Growing the Region through a Focus on Downtown

Growing the Region through a Focus on Downtown

Led by the Downtown Council (DTC), business, civic, and neighborhood leaders joined together over the last two years to imagine the future of greater Downtown Kansas City. With the guidance of the steering committee chair, Warren Erdman, Kansas City Southern, the planning process attracted both long-time stakeholders and emerging voices across greater Downtown to work together.

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Building the Capital Infrastructure

Building the Capital Infrastructure

Small businesses and their employees are the fabric of our community – they’re our friends and neighbors, and the focus at AltCap. When the pandemic and early talks of economic shutdowns threatened the livelihoods of our small business owners and entrepreneurs, Alt-Cap stepped in.

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Metrics are our Rallying Cry

Metrics are our Rallying Cry

KC Rising measures the progress of the Greater Kansas City metro in comparison to other metros of similar size who are doing better than we are – aspirational benchmark metros. As we improve overtime, moving up and to the right, then KC is rising.

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HeART Brings Us Together

HeART Brings Us Together

There’s something majestic about outdoor art. Against landscapes or cityscapes, sculpture can take on an entirely new life. It is used to commemorate, celebrate, remember, unite, engage, and define the outdoor space it occupies. Al fresco, art is at its most accessible.

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Connect with the Shared Vision

Connect with the Shared Vision

You are invited to join the movement! You can download a Pillar badge (or multiple pillar badges) and add it to your organization’s materials or website. This guide will walk you through how to use the downloadable badges as well as an aligned KC Rising logo.

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Expand Social Capital and Connections

Expand Social Capital and Connections

The Working for Youth initiative was a featured effort that provides summer work experiences to youth, ages 14 to 18, who live east of Troost Avenue. This effort was supported by 33 community partners and led by a coalition of three nonprofits (Hire KC, Entrepreneurship KC and KC Common Good). The experience focused on building students’ work experience and expanding their professional networks, helping to set them up for success in pursuing career opportunities.

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Invest in the Next Generation

Invest in the Next Generation

KC Scholars is recruiting individuals from a variety of backgrounds to spend approximately 20 hours reviewing scholarship applications mid-March to early April. KC Scholars will need more than 200 community members to review essays and recommendations. This is a great way to become part of a movement in KC to help more Kansas Citians go to and complete college.

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