Relief efforts for small business at federal, state and local level

The Greater Kansas City Regional Workforce Intelligence Network (RWIN) is providing a list of resources available at every level of government to help employers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource page includes links and short descriptions of national programs through the Small Business Administration such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic […]

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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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KC Rising forum focuses on innovative strategies for shared prosperity

Even in the most economically vibrant metropolitan areas in the country, not all residents are benefiting from economic growth. That’s the premise behind the Shared Prosperity Partnership, a collaborative effort between national and local leaders to promote inclusive prosperity. On October 2-3, KC Rising partners convened more than 200 leaders representing businesses, local governments and […]

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DeBruce Foundation launches new career assessment tool

DeBruce Foundation announces career assessment tool

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, The DeBruce Foundation announced a new career assessment tool — the Agile Work Profiler. This tool uses data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic and helps individuals learn more about their individual strengths and interests. The Bureau of Labor Statistics identified approximately 60,000 jobs that include a variety of work […]

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KC region selected for GEAR award

On Sept. 10, the U.S. General Services Administration announced a $300,000 GEAR award for a Data Academy proposal submitted by the Volcker Alliance, MARC and Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact. The project is one of three selected nationwide as grand prize winners of GSA’s Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Center challenge. The award […]

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