Institutional Performance

The Indicators

These indicators help evaluate the Kansas City region's institutional performance:

A region's institutions are assets it chooses to build as opposed to those it is endowed with.

Most institutions, including schools, businesses, governments, universities, cultural organizations and foundations, play a dual role in the community. They not only provide products and services, they set goals, influence policy and implement standards.

As a result, they are both responsible for and a product of a region's level of strategic decision-making.

When its institutions function well, a region's people and communities are healthy and productive, making high-functioning institutions magnets for talent.

When institutions function poorly, however, regions soon find they can't compete even if they have low costs.

How do the Kansas City region's institutions compare to others? Use the links above to learn more.

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