Purpose

Led by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Big 5 elevates the Kansas City region onto the world stage and makes the area one of America’s best places to work, live, start a business, and grow a business. These community-based projects take advantage of the area’s world-class organizations and the spirit of our citizens to inspire innovation in our region. Accomplishing the Big 5 initiatives promises to bring better health, improved education, more jobs, increased investment and a better quality of life to everyone in the region. Thus, creating a Greater Kansas City.

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The Beginning

About 100 business, civic, and elected leaders met in The Chamber Board Room in July 2011 to work on Big Ideas for “Big KC.” After seven hours of discussion and voting, 20 Big Ideas were announced. In September 2011, 5 Big Ideas emerged.