Webinar offers economic insights and forecast for recovery

On June 25, MARC provided a webinar for local officials about the economic issues the region faces and the needs resulting from the economic crisis. Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research at KU, spoke about the impact of the twin pandemic and economic crises on communities. […]

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Annual review highlights 2019 accomplishments

Our 2019 annual review highlights just some of what we’ve accomplished together. We appreciate the dedicated people from local governments, nonprofit agencies, businesses and industry, educational institutions and other partners who devote countless hours of their time to the committees that guide our work to make Greater Kansas City a better place to call home. […]

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Coping with stress and anxiety during COVID-19

If the COVID-19 pandemic is causing you or your loved ones stress and anxiety, you are not alone. Watch for the following signs that children and adults in your life might be feeling overwhelmed. Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones. Changes in sleep or eating patterns. Difficulty […]

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A message from our executive director in response to COVID-19 outbreak

As the region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, MARC is taking steps to support regional response capabilities and to ensure the safety of our own operations and staff. We are facilitating regular planning and coordination calls among emergency services, public health and public affairs professionals, local government administrators, nonprofit organizations and other interested groups. […]

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Updated Education Asset Inventory connects education and industry

To have a significant impact on the regional economy — and on the quality of life of those who complete degrees — postsecondary attainment must lead to quality jobs in key industry sectors. Building strong connections between education and industry requires a clear understanding of currently available educational credentials. Each year, through the GradForceKC initiative, […]

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Workforce Summit focuses on inclusive regional prosperity

On Dec. 4, 2019, more than 100 people gathered at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center for the ninth annual Greater KC Workforce and Education Summit. The theme of the meeting this year was pathways for inclusive regional prosperity. The event featured keynote speaker Tawanna Black, founder and chief executive officer for the Center for Economic […]

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Grants available for water quality education projects

Nonprofit organizations and community groups are invited to apply for grant funding to implement educational activities, events or projects designed to promote actions that will improve water quality in the Kansas City area. MARC’s Water Quality Education Committee designed this program to improve public understanding about the negative impact that stormwater runoff has on our […]

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