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Urban Developers Exchange

Hosted by LISC, Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), city of Kansas City, MO, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, the Urban Developers Exchange (UDX) event series attracts 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.

Most recent UDX themes have included:

  • April 17, 2017 at Memorial Hall: "Where to Invest: Using Data to Target Public & Private Investments"
  • December 1, 2016 with LISC national CEO Maurice Jones at KCP&L: "How do You Build Neighborhoods of Choice?"
  • August 22, 2016 at Federal Reserve: "The Tipping Point of the Housing Market"
  • Feb 22, 2016 at Federal Reserve: "What Would You Do Differently If You Knew What the City was Really Thinking?"
  • 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)"


Steve Weatherford, Senior Program Officer for Community Development & Lending