Strategic Decision-Making Capacity

The Indicators

These indicators help evaluate the Kansas City region's strategic decision-making capacity:

The Kansas City region's absence of a strong center and its lack of social cohesion handicap its strategic decision-making capacity.

More cohesive areas find it easier to agree upon what is in the common interest, pool resources and make the spending and policy decisions necessary to address long-term issues.

As a result, our region must work harder than other areas to define and implement strategic decisions. Without this kind of effort, key assets fall prey to underinvestment, setting the stage for weaker economic competitiveness in the long-run.

How does our region measure up? Use the links to these indicators to learn more.


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