Life Sciences Talent-to-Industry Exchange report available
The Talent-to-Industry Exchange (TIE) concept was introduced in 2016 as a way to improve the labor supply in key industry sectors, growing the human capital necessary to attract and retain companies in the Kansas City region. This strategy was put forward as a KC Rising
pilot project to address the alignment of the region’s education pipeline with workforce needs in specific industries.
Each industry-specific TIE includes (1) a detailed economic and labor analysis;
(2) an educational asset inventory; (3) business engagement through surveys and facilitated discussions; and (4) an action plan and timeline for implementation. This report provides the economic and labor analysis for the first TIE, which focuses on life sciences industry in Greater Kansas City. It includes information from business engagement that took place in late 2016. Download the report»
KC Rising Metrics: Measuring Progress
Our KC Economy team from Mid-America Regional Council joined several hundred of our close friends on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to celebrate Year Two of KC Rising — a year that saw a growing momentum in a wide range of initiatives designed to strengthen our regional economy. KC Rising’s initiatives focus on three key economic drivers: Trade (in globally competitive sectors); Ideas (innovation and entrepreneurship); and People (human capital).
KC Rising’s goal is to move the Kansas City region into the top 10 among our 30 peer metros in three key measures we call the “Big Dots” — the number of quality jobs in the region, our gross regional product, and our median household income.
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