June 27, 2014

Prosperity at a Crossroads: Targeting Drivers of Economic Growth for Greater Kansas City

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program joined forces to lay the groundwork for future regional economic analyses. The REMI model was incorporated into the study to help assess the Kansas City region’s overall economic performance, conduct focused research on productivity and the underlying factors determining regional economic performance, and suggest a framework for future action. The report included a comparison of Kansas City’s economic outlook and industries to 14 similar U.S. metropolitan regions, the number of jobs per industry sector, educational forecast, net domestic migration, and numerous other evaluations in order to create a complete economic picture of Greater Kansas City.

Mid-America Regional Council – Prosperity at a Crossroads [full PDF]