Kansas City G2U Regional Network
The Kansas City Regional Coalition was the pilot G2U network, launched in 2019. The regional coalition represents the broad membership of over 300 stakeholders in the Greater Kansas City region. Currently, the G2U Regional Coalition in Kansas City is teaming up with local workforce development initiatives to promote high-need careers in the public sector and match them with graduates with the right skills.
In its first year, the Kansas City G2U advanced important work, including conducting an economic and labor analysis of public employment in the Kansas City region, launching a Data Academy for public sector employees to develop the tools and skills to use data to inform decisions, and exploring shared challenges and opportunities for public sector recruitment throughout the region.
The Kansas City G2U Regional Coalition is led by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), a nonprofit association of city and county governments and the metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region. Governed by a Board of Directors made up of local elected officials, MARC serves nine counties and 119 cities. MARC provides a forum for the region to work together to advance social, economic, and environmental progress.