The Kansas City region should be a center of the arts. We should be a center for bio-sciences. Have a region-wide light rail system. We should improve our schools. We should market ourselves better. There's a wealth of great talent in the Kansas City area, and entrepreneurism is plentiful in the region. But sometimes Kansas and Missouri don't get along. And occasionally, it can lead to unhealthy competition from businesses on either side of the state line. On May 31st, Steve Kraske welcomed Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Chair Greg Graves and Chamber CEO Jim Heeter to explain an attempt to go above the state line and determine five tangible and specific goals to which the entire region can commit. The incoming Chair of the Board of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Frank Ellis will also join the conversation. On Tuesday, the Chamber will narrow the list and get closer to determining the "Big 5." Today we'll discuss them at length.
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