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KC Gains More Than It Loses

By Maria Carter

KCUR – New residents are flocking to Kansas City from around the Midwest. That's according to a study by the Mid-America Regional Council looking at migration trends. Over the past decade, the Kansas City area has had a net gain of residents. That is more people have moved to the metro than left. MARC director of research Frank Lenk says Kansas City economy's help bring people into the area.

Frank Lenk: "Especially, in the Midwest, if they can't find a job, they're going to leave. But if the area is growing fast or close to the U-S average then they're going to gain residents from rural areas and other parts of the country."

Many people from California also move to the area for the low cost of living, shorter commute times, and a good economy.

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