Innovation and entrepreneurship is at the foundation of the Kansas City region and drives the tech landscape here. The industrious spirit of KC has led to innovations impacting the world in healthcare, finance, supply chain and logistics, animal health and bioscience, cyber security, engineering, telecommunications and more.
At a time when development and attraction of tech talent is a key driver of economic competitiveness, the Kansas City region recognizes the importance of cultivating the digital workforce of the future. The Kansas City region is embracing and even pioneering technological advancement. This will allow the region to be an asset for any company looking to gain a technological edge.
With the most geographically centric technology industry in the nation, Kansas City is a unique home for multinational corporations and startups alike. The crossroads of all the nation’s fiber, KC has long been a destination for innovators and pioneers. Kansas City’s tech sector is growing faster than the national average, directly contributing almost 10% to our regional economy.
The diverse and well-balanced economy, network infrastructure and skilled workforce of KC makes it attractive to the technology industry. There are certain sectors with particular strengths in KC:
One in every 10 workers in Kansas City is employed by the tech industry. There are 3,918 tech companies in our region, from nimble start-ups to global enterprises. The Kansas City Area Development Council works closely with the KC Tech Council to attract, retain and grow of technology companies and highly skilled tech talent. Human capital is one of the key drivers of economic competitiveness. The Kansas City region recognizes the importance of redefining the workforce of the future through education and attraction.
Source: Kansas City Area Development Council