Economic Development

Projects in action

Smart Gigabit Communities

On a foundation enabled by the Smart Gigabit Communities grant, we’re in the second year of a three-year program that’s built around two goals: building at least two gigabit apps per year, and establishing a Digital Town Square that connects next-generation network resources within the metro area to keep gigabit traffic local and between other gigabit communities.

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Digital Week / 1 Week KC

KC Digital Drive, the KC Coalition for Digital Inclusion (KCCDI), and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) have coordinated to host three complementary events focused on the digital future of cities. Digital Week will bring delegates and attendees from around the country for a focused week of learning and connecting in Kansas City. There are a mix of free and paid events with a variety of topics and target audiences, and we’ve included a number of opportunities for Kansas Citians to interact with our out-of-town attendees, to participate in Kansas City’s leadership role in these critical conversations.

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Kansas City Startup Village

The Kansas City Startup Village (KCSV) is an entrepreneur-led community helping to grow and support
Kansas City entrepreneurs and the startup ecosystem.

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Launch KC

Launch KC exists to nurture local technology talent and attract startups from around the country to relocate to Kansas City.

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Digital Sandbox

Digital Sandbox is a proof-of-concept lab for technology startups seeking funding and that plan to stay in the Kansas City area.

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Plays

News

PlanIT Impact wins Smart City Works Infrastructure Actuator award

A new type of business accelerator geared toward infrastructure and construction businesses is up and running in Virginia, and Kansas City-based architecture startup PlanIT Impact has won a chance to participate in the business boot camp’s first year. Smart City Works, a non-profit business networking company, has found that construction and infrastructure startups require a […]

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