KC Local Color is a grassroots initiative, recently and quietly begun by a small but growing group of Kansas Citians who want to strengthen our city's distinct character and keep more of the dollars spent in Kansas City... in Kansas City.
Our goal: Shift spending to locally owned, independent businesses. 1
One brand-KC Local Color-allows Kansas Citians to easily find and learn about all of our partner businesses. KC Local Color gives independent businesses: 2 3
A Distinctive Presence in Kansas City
Increased Consumer Awareness
Collective Advertising & Promotion
A Citywide Web of Communication and Support
A United Voice in Community Affairs
Today, Kansas City has a national reputation as a catalyst for entrepreneurs and community-based businesses. Our city has long enjoyed and profited from a history of entrepreneurship and self-reliance.4 5 We began as a bustling commerce settlement proudly situated at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers. We survived because we embraced the pioneering spirit.
Yet, there has been no single entity for all of Kansas City's independent businesses... until now!
Stick with the Locals. Join us.
Mary Kay Van Buskirk Morrow