KCSourceLink released a look at the Kansas City region's delivery on the Big 5 initiative defined by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce to become America's most entrepreneurial area.
The Kauffman-sponsored "We Create KC" report is organized around the following six imperatives that were identified as key areas of development in the region's efforts to nurture entrepreneurship and economic growth:
Maximize entrepreneurial-support resources
- Tell the story
- Create a strong entrepreneurial pipeline of ideas
- Build entrepreneurial talent
- Dramatically increase available startup and growth capital
- Engage the broader corporate community
In addition, the report details several of the community's recent entrepreneurial achievements, highlights data on high-growth firms, and spotlights eight local businesses across four "quadrants of entrepreneurship" — startup, microenterprise, Main Street, and innovation-led.
Founded in 2003, KCSourceLink connects a network of more than 200 nonprofit resource organizations that provide business-building services for small businesses in the Kansas City region.
Go to the We Create KC report.