About WTC-KC

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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.


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.


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.