Total Project Hours by Students on Project: 287Total Students Involved on Project: 17Needs Assessment:
Stagnant Kansas City Economy: Highlighted by a mere 1% job growth rate this year.
Identified international trade as a catalyst for the Kansas City economy through a partnership with Councilman Scott Wagner and the City Council.
Developed marketing program for City Council of Kansas City promoting the major industries in Kansas City: Agriculture, Engineering, and Animal Health Science.
Focused on Changsha, a Chinese city with trade needs compatible with Kansas City’s major industries.
Leveraged relationships UMKC Enactus has built over the past 6 years in China.
Presented Kansas City business opportunities to Chinese executive decision makers at the Changsha Federation of Industry & Commerce, the Changsha People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, and the Executive Director of the High Tech Park.
Presented to current and future tourism industry leaders on the opportunities Kansas City presents.
Conducted workshops with hundreds of future business leaders from 15 Chinese universities.
Additional requests from the High Tech Park and Changsha Federation of Industry and Commerce for UMKC Enactus to speak to their members next year.
Trade agreement signed on 1/15/2015 between Changsha City Government and City of Kansas City, Missouri.
Received an offer of 3 free years of office space in the Changsha High Tech Park for 3 American companies.
Scheduled a trade summit between Kansas City and China to be held in Kansas City in the fall of 2016.
Business partnerships forming between Kansas City businesses and those in China.
64% of the university students stated they would feel more comfortable doing business in Kansas City after our presentation.