Economic Competitiveness

The Indicators

These indicators help evaluate the Kansas City region's social cohesion:

If a region successfully develops, attracts and retains talented people and utilizes its available human capacity effectively, its economy should maintain a competitive edge, allowing it to provide the opportunity for a rising standard of living for all its residents.

Clearly, a feedback loop is at work here — talented people produce innovative companies that generate rising standards of living that further attract talented people. The most successful regions tap into this “virtuous cycle.”

The counterpoint is equally valid that without a competitive economy it becomes harder and harder to attract the talent necessary for a region to sustain a rising quality of life.

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

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