Kansas City Region Metro Outlook

Active Project? No
Year Project Began: 2001
Year of Last Input: 2007
Last Updated: Aug 7 2017
Project Location:
Kansas City Region, MO and KS
State / Province:
MO and KS
Lead Organization:
Mid-America Regional Council
Type of Organization:
Government - Regional

Geographic Scope

Metropolitan, Multi-County, Cross-State Region

Issue Areas

Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Housing, Other, Social


Metro Outlook focuses on the economic competitiveness of the Kansas City Region. It relies on information from earlier reports to create a set of measurable goals that would foster regions that could compete in the global marketplace. The report creates a model to show what qualities of a metropolitan area most attract, and retain, talented and economically competitive citizens. The types of indicator areas focused on in the report are more unconventional and narrow than other projects: Inherent Attractiveness of Place, Social Cohesion, Strategic Decision Making Capacity, Institutional Performance, Human Capacity, Economic Competitiveness, and Efficient Use of Resources.

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Project Contact:

Frank Lenk
Mid-America Regional Council - Government - Regional