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Talent-to-Industry Exchange (TIE)

The 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 provide an in-depth analysis of an industry’s workforce needs.

 – Skilled Trades TIE Report (January 2019)
 – KC Global Design TIE Report (May 2018)
 – Life Sciences TIE Report (February 2017)

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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...

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 &...

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...