In conjunction with the new branding concept developed by the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC), Central Exchange will host a year-long series of programs on Kansas City, America’s Creative Crossroads. This platform will be used to promote our city as authentic, innovative and inviting to corporations and talent looking to relocate to a vibrant area.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, one of the world’s largest foundations and a powerful force for entrepreneurship and education in Kansas City and across the nation, continues to launch new initiatives. On the entrepreneur level, the foundation has implemented Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Development, a new approach to developing the next generation of fast-growth firms. As a forward-thinking education initiative, the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, a public charter school, focuses on college preparation.
Carl Schramm, president and CEO, shares insights about what the foundation has learned through its programs and research toward advancing an entrepreneurial society in which job creation, innovation, and the economy flourish.
America’s Creative Crossroads is a cooperative effort of the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Council and Central Exchange.