Obama Administration Plans KC Urban Economic Forum

Published 05/03 2012 03:42PM

Updated 05/03 2012 03:43PM

(Kansas City, MO) -- White House officials will be in Kansas City next week as part of a new focus by the Obama administration on urban economic development.

The administration has scheduled a Kansas City summit, which will take place at the Kauffman Foundation on Tuesday, to address new ways to connect local urban business leaders with local and national resources, as well as to networks to enhance their efforts.

Officials from the Small Business Administration, White House Business Council and U.S. Department of Treasury are expected to be in attendance, along with Kansas City Mayor Sly James.

The Obama administration hosted similar forums in New York City, Birmingham, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix earlier this year, and is planning additional events in Chicago, Columbus, and Detroit later this year.

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