June 12, 2014 11:30 AM

Kansas City: Economic competitiveness has slumped

Prosperity for the Kansas City area is at a crossroads, according to an analysis by Brookings and the Mid-America Regional Council. Economic data reveals that the area has become less productive and less competitive with its peer cities in the last few years. This has meant weaker job and wage growth. The report’s call to arms: It's time to coalesce economic development around regional goals and build on the area's strongest collection of industries.

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