First Suburbs Coalition awarded economic development grant

The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected MARC’s First Suburbs Coalition — a group of 19 communities in Greater Kansas City — for a new economic development pilot project. MARC applied for the award on behalf of the coalition, with the cities of Mission, Kansas, and Gladstone, Missouri, as lead agencies.

The NLC award, called the First Tier Suburbs Council Economic Development Pilot Project, will provide technical assistance to member cities in the First Suburbs Coalition, including data analysis and economic development insights from economic and business advisory firm TIP Strategies, Inc. News release»