Ranking Kansas City Economic Progress
New website dedicated to tracking Kansas City economic hype or at least civic cheerleading for mediocre numbers.
MARC is helping KC Rising track the region’s progress toward these three goals with a new website launched this week: kcrisingmetrics.org
"Currently, the region ranks 15th among peer metros in GDP, 12th in quality jobs, and 12th in median household income. Each of those is higher than what you might expect by population (where, by design, KC ranks right in the middle of its peers at 16th). But in addition to the rank, our metrics look at the percentage change for each indicator. There, things aren’t so rosy with GDP and quality jobs; we held steady on our ranking, but didn’t grow as fast as our peers."
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