Prosperity at a Crossroads —  Targeting Drivers of Economic Growth in Greater Kansas City - MARC/Brookings Report June 2014


Shop Local KC - KCSourcelink - Why Buy Local? Find Local Resources.


 Buy Local KC (#BuyLocalKC) initiative [Video] 


On November 15, 2012, Kansas City, Mo. 6th District at-Large Councilman Scott Taylor led a press conference at the New Dime Store in Brookside announcing the  Several of our buy local partners were there, including Burton Kelso, Kansas City Metro Area Cash Mob, Maria Meyers, KCSourcelink, Scott Jacoby, ChooseKC, Rick Hughes, Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, and many more. Watch here for future events and check out the site below for more information.


Buying from locally owned and operated businesses supports the local economy in much stronger ways than buying from national chains or the Internet.  There are many ways to buy local - from locally owned shops, to locally grown produce, to business-to-business purchasing.

Check out BuyLocalKC events on the News page!

Why Buy Local?

Made in KC  is an ongoing project cataloging the retail products made in and around the Greater Kansas City and surrounding area. Companies and brands listed on the site are Headquartered and/ or produced here in KC. The main idea of the project is to provide a tool for people to use when shopping so they can choose to buy products made in the K.C. area. By choosing to buy products made in the area we support our local economy and help it grow. 


The Kansas City Metro Area Cash Mob is one way to show your support and get out with a bunch of like-minded people.  You can become a made Cash Mobster, nominate and vote for your favorite local businesses at their facebook page.


Get Growing KC - map your urban farm location

Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition

Kansas City Food Circle is an all-volunteer,  grassroots organization created to promote the development of a permanently sustainable local food system.


Built in Kansas City - Let’s show the world we mean business, Kansas City!     

ChooseKC is another great way to buy locally.

Centranz Inc - Local KC business since 1979.

 Hulco Parts - Local KC manufacturing business. Opened in 1998.

City of Kansas City, Mo.'s Small Local Business Entity program.

Kansas City Conventions & Visitors Association

Community Marketplaces:

Check out Katz Midtown Market at Westport Road & Main Street on the first Saturday of every month.

City Market in the River Market. In addition to the weekend Farmers' Market, our locally owned shops and restaurants are open seven days a week year round!

SumZum is the premier Dining Card for Kansas City.  Become a member and save 20% off your total tab including adult beverages at locally owned fine dining establishments in Kansas City.

Zaarly allows you to find and buy local goods and services. They are currently focused on Kansas City businesses and services.

17th & Summit

Brookside Business Association

Crossroads Community Association

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