Nine local sustainable success stories to be recognized on Dec. 5

SSS_icon_web.gifOn Dec. 5, The Mid-America Regional Council will honor nine local projects as 2014 Sustainable Success Stories. These projects advance the three pillars of sustainability — social equity, economic vitality and environmental stewardship. Project honorees were selected through a competitive Call for Successful Sustainable Projects. This year’s event will be held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center from 8:30–10:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend. Learn more about this year’s honorees»

Work continues on Transportation Outlook 2040 update

The 2014 update of Transportation Outlook 2040, the region’s Metropolitan Transportation Plan is in the last of four phases with committee members taking an opportunity to review draft content to ensure it supports the region’s transportation mission and policy framework. Drafts of each chapter will be forwarded to transportation committees for review in November. In May, regional stakeholders provided input on the region’s transportation priorities. Priority lists for highways and other transportation modes will be included in the plan update. The final plan will be presented to the Total Transportation Policy Committee and the MARC Board of Directors early in 2015.

2015 Greater Kansas City Economic Forecast

The Economic Forecast is an annual report describing the national economic climate and its effects on the Kansas City area economy over the next eight quarters. The report estimates the region's expected change in output, income and employment, with employment broken down by industry. The forecast also includes outlooks for the states of Kansas and Missouri. Read the forecast»

Missouri Blind Pension Program participants

If you or a family member receives support from Missouri’s Blind Pension program, you may have received a letter about the need to enroll in Medicare Part D to get insurance coverage for your prescription drugs. There are several plans available in the Kansas City metro area that meet state benchmarks for prescription drug coverage. Our Area Agency on Aging can help you identify which plan is best for you. Call 816-421-4980 for more information. Have a list of your prescriptions ready when you make the call.

Prosperity at a Crossroads

Several years ago, a number of business, civic and community leaders raised the need for a more informed discussion about the economic future of Greater Kansas City. This included the desire for more sound research and rigorous analysis that can help residents and decision-makers alike better understand the economic performance of the region and begin a discussion about the future direction of the region’s economy. This report demonstrates the value of such an approach»