About WTC-KC

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Mission:


The WTC-KC mission is to facilitate international trade in Greater Kansas City by connecting, educating, and providing services to the regional business community necessary to compete in the global marketplace.


Vision:


The WTC-KC vision is to become Kansas City’s leading international resource provider and to advance local businesses towards greater engagements in world markets.
 

WHAT IS THE WORLD TRADE CENTER-KANSAS CITY?

 
Situated in the heart of the country, Kansas City sits at the center of trade, creating ample opportunity to support a vibrant international business community. The World Trade Center Kansas City (WTC-KC) is committed to elevating the region’s standing in the global economy. Serving companies both domestic and international, the WTC-KC is the leading international service provider for the Kansas City region and aims to refine traditional economic development models towards a focus on international trade. As a central convener of the region’s international business community, it supports the region through a variety of programs and services including educational workshops, export documentation processing, market research services, and networking events. Currently WTC-KC has taken an even greater stance as a leader in promoting the region’s exports by becoming a selected participant in the Global Cities Initiative.
 
The WTC-KC is a member of the largest trade network in the world, comprised of more than 300 business communities around the globe through the WTCA Network. The WTC‐KC operates under a license held by the KC Chamber, in partnership with the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) and Kansas City SmartPort (KC SmartPort).
 
As a member of the WTCA network, the WTC-KC is part of a globally recognized brand. The WTCA brand raises the international profile of the region and acts as an economic development platform.  Our global network allows us to help create a competitive advantage for businesses conducting international trade in the region. Partnership with the WTC-KC empowers investors in their role as key developers of a thriving global marketplace.