This 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 its economic peers coming out of the Great Recession and successful communities were articulating plans to advance the economic drivers of traded sectors, innovation and human capital.

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How to Align with the Pillars

How to Align with the Pillars

The following guide will walk you through on how to use the downloadable badges as well as KC Rising related logos.    Download the style guide »    Other Resources

Harvard Implicit Bias Association Test

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2019 Inclusiveness Index | Othering & Belonging Institute

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Racism in Kansas City: A Short History

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Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

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CEO Action

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The Women Business Collaborative

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The Perception Institute

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