Leveraging Regional Assets: Insights from High-Growth Companies in Kansas City
32 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2013
Date Written: July 2013
As a typical Midwestern city, Kansas City and its successful entrepreneurs often are overlooked in economic development studies. We find, however, compelling evidence that the region has ample entrepreneurial success to celebrate, study, and share since numerous Kansas City area firms have appeared on Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing companies. We recently interviewed the founders of some of these firms in the city’s information technology, biotechnology, and business services sectors about their views on the strengths and viability of Kansas City's entrepreneurial ecosystem. We gained valuable insights for area policy and economic leaders.
Keywords: Kansas City, regional, entrepreneur, entrepreneurial, economic development, growth, high-growth, policy
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