Business View Civil & Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 8

20 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 8 City, Kansas T he future is indeed looking bright for Kansas City, Kansas. The city of 152,000, located right in the heart of the United States, is in the middle of a large-scale transformation that includes everything from new housing, added jobs, and a systematic overhaul of the way the city handles its workforce. A true gem of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas has seen significant investment over the past decade allowing for considerable development and a well-rounded and diverse economy that continues to grow. But that funding hasn’t always translated to success for the city’s citizens. “We’ve had $5.5 billion in investments announced over the past 10 years here in Wyandotte County,” says Greg Kindle, President of the Wyandotte County Economic Development Council. “But the challenge is that our workforce, our citizens, have not always kept up with that economic reality. So, we’ve really tried to knuckle Working for a prosperous future