KC is among the leading cities in the world for architecture, engineering and construction, with a legacy of designing and building a better world – from right here in the Heartland.

  1. More than 1,200 architectural and engineering firms call KC home
  2. KC has more than 5,600 construction firms
  3. 80,000 people in KC are employed in the architecture + engineering sector
  4. A/E/C is a $24 Billion industry in KC
  5. KC led the Green Revolution in architecture
  6. Nearly Half of sports architecture around the world originates in the KC region
  7. KC firms designed 19 of the 30 NFL Stadiums
  8. KC created the Gold Standard for Olympic Stadiums
  9. 20% of the world’s power systems are designed by KC companies
  10. 13% of global telecommunication systems are designed by KC companies
  11. 8% of the world’s transportation infrastructure and systems are KC-designed
  12. KC has the Most Headquarters of the top 25 U.S. design firms
  13. KC has 6th-Largest Concentration in the U.S. for architecture and engineering jobs; 68% more concentrated than the national average