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Full Employment Council (FEC)

There are 14 Workforce Regions in Missouri that are led by a Local WDB. The Full Employment Council, Inc. is the fiscal agent and workforce support organization of two Local WDBs in the Greater Kansas City area: Kansas City & Vicinity (KCV) WDB, which includes Kansas City, Mo., and Cass, Clay, Platte, and Ray Counties in Mo,; and Eastern Jackson County (EJC) WDB, which includes Independence, Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, Grandview, Raytown, Sugar Creek, Buckner, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, Lone Jack, and other municipalities.

FEC was created through the efforts of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, the City of Kansas City, MO, and the counties of Jackson, Cass, Clay, Platte, and Ray. In 1984, a study was commissioned and funded by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s Affiliated Trusts, the Hall Family Foundation, the H&R Bloch Foundation, and the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, which recommended the consolidation of all federally funded employment and training programs into one organization to create program accountability, reduce program redundancy, and better coordinate private funds solicited for these purposes. Toward that end, in October of 1986, the Urban Employment Network, the Kansas City National Alliance Businesses, the City of Kansas City, MO Private Industry Council Administration (PICA), and the Full Employment Council (FEC) were merged into one entity. The reorganized FEC serves as the one-stop operator and fiscal agent for the combined federal job-training efforts. This innovative program approach served as one of the key program models utilized in developing national employment and training policy and has been commended by state and national authorities for its innovation and cutting-edge programs. Most important to its success has been the business and community network and extensive development and execution of innovative workforce policies and programs.