Ten years ago, the United States stood at the forefront of the Internet revolution. With some of the fastest speeds and lowest prices in the world for high-speed Internet access, the nation was poised to be the global leader in the new knowledge-based economy.
Most of the time, the long and winding road of choosing a college is forgotten in the subsequent years of hazy academic exploits. But for most high school seniors, this time of year is an involved process that can lead to anxious days and sleepless nights.
In 2008, elected officials and urban residents came together under the direction of 2nd District Jackson County Legislator, Bishop James Tindall, Sr. to discuss community change in the urban core. This was the first convening of the Kansas City Urban Summit.