September 19th, 2014
Who Are We?
We are a not for profit organization focused on strengthening the local economy of the greater Kansas City and surrounding areas.
Our mission is to strengthen the local economy by creating an environment where Kansas City products are at the fore front of people’s minds and they are displayed with pride in our establishments. We believe that in doing so we will create a stronger and smarter local economy where companies who manufacture products locally, thrive.
We seek to strengthen the local economy by creating an environment where Kansas City products are the first choice, and where you can find those products quickly and easily.
We know that by providing people with the tools to choose local products, we empower them to build a smarter and stronger Kansas City.
What is the Made In Kansas City Initiative?
The Made In Kansas City Initiative or #MadeInKC is an Initiative to identify and locate the products that are being produced in the greater Kansas City area. Made In KC Locals are companies who manufacture their products in the greater KC area and are also headquartered here. Made In KC Icons (or Icons) are the storefronts that offer those products. Icons not only offer Local products but they display them with pride in their establishments. If they are serving local products it will say so on the menu. If they are selling them, they are displayed with in the store in a manner that allows the patrons of the store to know that there is a local option.
What is the Made in Kansas City TM?
The Made in Kansas City TM is a trademark that was designed for use by the Made in KC Locals. The TM’s purpose is to identify to customers those products that are being produced in the greater KC area. Those who look for local products in the marketplace know best that by choosing to buy a local product over other products they are choosing to support their local economy. Those that are producing products here are the next job creators. Its with them that we will build smarter and stronger local economy. The TM provides a single mark for folks to look for to know that they are choosing a product made in KC.