Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
A Hawthorn Foundation member since 2008.
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has represented the entire Kansas City region on both sides of the state line for over 120 years. As a member organization, the Chamber represents more than 2,250 companies and 300,000 employees across the Greater Kansas City region. Its mission is to provide leadership to help businesses grow and the city prosper, making Kansas City the best place to live, work, start a business and grow a business.
The Kansas City region is a creative crossroad for thriving businesses. Criss-crossed by four major interstates and four Class I rail lines, the five-county Kansas City region offers direct connections to some of the fastest growing markets in the nation. Kansas City and its suburbs are particularly strong in advanced manufacturing, energy, data and bio. The region is also at the center of the KC Animal Health Corridor, which is home to the largest concentration of animal health companies in the world.
Businesses considering the Kansas City region are often surprised by its vibrant quality of life. Downtown and midtown entertainment and shopping districts contribute to the workday dynamic for many, while jazz and barbeque round out the picture, making the area a Midwest tourist hub.