Address markers increase safety on walking and biking trails
Since 2009, agencies in the Kansas City region have been installing 9-1-1 address-marker signposts along many biking and walking trails to improve public safety. Based on a regional grid system, these signs each provide a unique address similar to this one recently installed in Olathe. When someone needs emergency help on a trail, the information on the signpost will help 9-1-1 dispatchers locate the caller with an increased level of accuracy. Read more»
KC Rising metrics measure regional progress
The KC Rising metrics
evaluate the performance of the Kansas City region compared to 30 peer metros
. Our goal is for the Kansas City region to become a top-10 metro among its peers in three overarching metrics, which we call the three "Big Dot" goals, by 2025: metropolitan gross domestic product (GDP), quality jobs, and median household income. KC Rising
has established initiatives
with activities designed to implement strategies
that can improve the functioning of each of the systems
driving regional prosperity – Trade, Ideas
. As performance improves, this should propel the region toward its goal of becoming a top-10 metro with respect to the Big Dots.
Featured Reports on KCWorkforce.com
Learn about workforce trends and issues in the Kansas City area by visiting the KCWorkforce.com Reports page
Our reports provide current data on the region's education and workforce, and identify potential key indicators to measure the region's progress. Reports include topics such as a labor analysis on the life sciences industry, a regional assessment of education in the region, a regional asssessment of health care and other sector-specific reports.