MUST READ!!! REPORT ANALYZES KANSAS CITY ENTREPRENEURIAL COMMUNITY!!!
Kansas City business science tops our morning reading. Or at least we're concerned with local biz in as much as we also made a through examination of Melissa Debling's body of work in order to publish this post. Natch.
Paper explores assets, obstacles for KC entrepreneurial community
Money quote: "The paper released earlier this month shares Heike Mayer's findings from the most recent round of interviews, shedding light on the Kansas City entrepreneurial community's strengths, shortcomings and potential courses of action."
What we like is that the paper seems to provide a realistic look at the local startup biz community and reveals that Kansas City is disconnected, big biz isn't helping but entrepreneurs in this town remain exceptionally enthusiastic.
The paper . . . "Entrepreneurial Community in Kansas City: From Fragmented to Collaborative?"
Heike Mayer is a professor of economic geography University of Bern in Switzerland, and her work in KC was supported with the backing of the Kansas City, Mo.-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.