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Urban Developers Exchange

Launched in 2014, the Urban Developers Exchange (UDX) event series seek to create viable development opportunities in tough environments. Hosted by LISC, Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), city of Kansas City, MO, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, the forums attract nearly 100 developers, bankers and policy-makers to network and share insights about creative financing and market conditions that can bring Kansas City urban core projects from concept to completion. Keynote speakers and panelists are local experts and community development aficionados who share best practices, industry data, and seasoned perspectives that can benefit a wide range of investment possibilities.

Click HERE to download a presentation given on August 22nd by LISC Executive Director Stephen Samuels, “The Other Kansas City Housing Market.”

Most recent UDX themes have included:

  • Dec. 1, 2016 at KCP&L: "Investment Strategies for Building Neighborhoods of Choice and Opportunity"
  • Feb 22, 2016 at Federal Reserve: “What Would You Do Differently If You Knew What the City was Really Thinking?”
  • August 22, 2016 at Federal Reserve: “The Tipping Point of the Housing Market”
  • June 15, 2015 at JE Dunn: “CDCs + Private Developers = Implementation”
  • Sept 14, 2015 at YMCA: “Community Center Investments for Building Healthy Places
  • Feb 10, 2014 at Mid-America Regional Council: “Financing tools and Case Studies (Blue Hills, Yarco)”

If you are interested in joining us at the next UDX event, contact Abigail Hayo at