Even with a challenging economy, Kansas City is experiencing growth. Pacific Sunwear and Pure Fishing, Inc. are expected to bring large distribution centers to the region within a year.
Manufacturing still accounts for a significant amount of the area's business. Ford Motor's Kansas City plant is one of its most productive facilities. Harley-Davidson partners with Kansas City's Metropolitan Community College - Business & Technology Campus (MCC-BTC) to provide manufacturing training for their KC assembly plant.
Kansas City couldn't compete in these arenas were it not for its highly-educated workforce. According to the US Bureau of the Census, production workers from this region contribute 40 percent more value added per hour than the national average. Kansas City's percentage of residents with a college degree is more than four percent above the US average.Kansas City Area Development Council
Tim Cowden, Sr. V.P.
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