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KANSAS CITY METRO E X P O R T P L A N KCMEP n. Kansas City Metro Export Plan A comprehensive and strategic plan to position businesses in the Greater Kansas City Region to enter into or grow existing

I n T Ro D U C T I o n FROM RENAISSANCE TO REvOLuTION OUR PARTNERSHIP IN GLOBAL GROWTH Greater Kansas City has benefitted immensely from both public and private investments in transportation, technolo

WHY PLAN AN EXPORT In June 2014, MidAmerica Regional Council commissioned a report, Prosperity at a Crossroads Targeting Drivers of Economic Growth for Greater Kansas City1 to better position the regi

Kansas City Metros Established and Emerging Markets, by dollar value of exports and growth rate Source International Trade Administration 2.5 billion Kansas City Metros Export Scan Source Brookings

7x growth 339 million 828 million 7x growth 413 million 6x growth Kansas City Metro Major Export Industries Source Brookings Institute Export Nation 2014 Motor Vehicles 1.3 billion 12.7 Freight

MARKET ASSESSMENT KEy FInDInGS Ford Motor Company ThE KAnSAS CITy GloB Al CITIES InITIATIvE GCI TEAM ConDUCTED A MARKET ASSESSMEnT to capture direct input from the regional business community about

KC SmartPort 1 ROBuST TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRuCTuRE AND LOGISTICS PROvIDE AN ADvANTAGE Due to the regions central location, it serves as a national crossroad and boasts the professional expertise a

Garmin International 4 BuSINESSES ARE uNAwARE OF Key Exporting Industries 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 EXPORT SERvICES A significant majority 75 percent of companies surveyed were unaware of

Exports can play a larger role in KCs economy 15 10 8 less Exports as Share of GDP 15 or More 10 to 14.9 9 to 9.99 8 8 to 8.99 less Less than 8 15 10 9 Source Kansas City Fall 2015 Market Assess

GoAlS oBJECTIvES Hallmark GOAL Foster a competitive and robust regional economy by encouraging SMEs to think and act globally through direct local economic development efforts collaborating with an


STRATEGIES TACTICS Kansas City Southern Kansas City Aviation Department Bayer KC Royals THE KANSAS CITY METRO EXPORT PLAN KCMEP embraces four actionable and measurable strategies to address Mark

Strategy 1 ESTABLISH AN EFFICIENT, CooRDInATED CoMPREhEnSIvE PATh To EXPoRT ASSISTAnCE SERvICES 2. Implement and promote the Export Concierge 3. Conduct ongoing measurement of outcomes through parti

Strategy 2 TACTICS 1. Identify a group of EDAs to participate in a pilot referral program 2. Determine training and tools necessary to prepare EDA professionals to add export components to their resp

Strategy 3 TACTICS 1. Strengthen the coordination of export assistance providers consistent with the Export Concierge service. Strategic partnerships will be necessary to encourage reactive exporters

Strategy 4 TACTICS 1. Work with the KC Rising Innovation Entrepreneurship Work Group to develop the Entrepreneurs Going Global plan 2. Convene an exportfocused summit to connect startups with export

POLICY PROGRAM FOR METRO EXPORT PLAN THE GREATER KANSAS CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will lead all federal, state and local public policy advocacy agenda items. The World Trade Center will liaise between

I M P L E M E N TAT I O N ThE WoRlD TRADE CEnTER KAnSAS CITy will lead the implementation of the Greater Kansas City Metro Export Plan in partnership with regional stakeholders. I M P L E M E N TAT I

G L O B A L C I T I E S I N I T I AT I v E S T E E R I N G C O M M I T T E E Chris Gutierrez, KC SmartPort, CoChair Paul Weida, Black veatch, CoChair Aaron Mann, Husch Blackwell Amy Sue Bliss, First


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This report was developed by the World Trade Center Kansas City, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Area Development Council, and MidAmerica Reg