The Unified Government Economic Development Strategic Plan aims to reposition Kansas City, Kansas, within the broader State of Kansas and the global community beyond.

Equity is a key requirement for the Strategy. One of the top objectives is to create a plan that seeks to bolster all neighborhoods and engender economic prosperity. The project will produce a plan that aims to increase the population of the County, the County’s tax base and wealth of its residents and businesses in an equitable manner.

Methodological Approach

A successful strategic planning process is based on three primary principles: It is Future Oriented, Data Driven and People Focused. The ‘future orientation’ is particularly important to take account of rapidly emerging social and technological trends. The ‘data driven’ ensures the plan is built on solid research, public input and information, and is measurable. The ‘people focused’ is important to build support for the vision and goals for the school district, and to harness the best possible input into action plan formulation.