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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Donations now being accepted in fight against COVID-19

AmeriCorps St. Louis, United Way 211 and MARC have teamed up with emergency service providers and community organizations across the Kansas City region to collect personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies, baby items and other supplies to continue the fight against COVID-19. Donated items will be used to help protect health care workers and support […]

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Regional COVID-19 video briefings now available

Through the PrepareMetroKC YouTube channel, we are providing video briefings on the COVID-19 response efforts in our region. Intended to inform city and county leadership, the video briefings provide a regional overview of the public health crisis, with updates on the regional response, communications and messaging, and support functions. These videos may be shared and […]

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50th anniversary of Earth Day

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In 1970, a bold show of support for defending our public health from the effects of pollution coalesced around like-minded conservative and progressive lawmakers, who were alarmed by deteriorating environmental conditions. Teaming up with student activists, they organized demonstrations and “teach-ins” that would eventually become Earth […]

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Home meal delivery expands for area older adults

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the MARC-supported senior community centers closed on March 15, in accordance with the region’s stay-at-home orders and social-distancing guidelines, to protect residents from infection. Many older adults who previously relied on lunch-time meals served at the centers will now be served home-delivered meals while they remain in their homes. […]

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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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Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

MARC is proud to partner with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, LISC Greater Kansas City and United Way of Greater Kansas City to establish a fund to respond to the urgent needs of area residents in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, known as the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery […]

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