Kansas City: Communitywide Partnerships to Boost Local Businesses

The city of Kansas City is a finalist for this year’s City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities build and grow their network of local businesses and entrepreneurs of color.

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The city of Kansas City is a finalist for this year's City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities build and grow their network of local businesses and entrepreneurs of color. Cities that are chosen for the project will receive valuable support and resources from experts and peers to help them achieve their goals.

You can help select this year's City Accelerator participants! Check out the cities' pitches, and then let us know which ones you think should be a part of this important program by giving them a star rating and leaving your comments below!

What is Kansas City proposing?

Kansas City proposes a new model for making optimal use of services for, and investments in, growing local businesses across its many community and nonprofit partners. Under the new strategy, the alliance would work with residents and the business community to raise awareness and access to the services of the partner organizations with a view to increasing community engagement and business success.

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For a detailed description of the mission and purpose of the City Accelerator’s cohort on Local Businesses and Jobs Growth, click here.

Public response is one of several criteria being used by the City Accelerator to select cohort cities. The number of ratings or comments by themselves do not determine final status or selection.