Trade — Strategies

Clusters – Life Sciences: Total Life Science Employment

Total Life Science employment is based on a definition of the Life Science industry from the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) that includes research organizations, manufacturers and health information technology firms.

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metro Average — Percent Change Since 2014


Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth & Level

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
10th Ranked Value Ranking
Level  2018 Q3 38,879 8 San Jose 102,284 Tampa 33,235 8th
(no change)
2017 Q3 37,244 8 San Jose 95,511 Tampa 32,116
Growth* Percent Change 2017-18 6.5% 3 Orlando 10.4% Portland 4.7% 3rd
(no change)
Percent Change 2016-17 8.4% 3 Orlando 10.2% Seattle 5.2%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: Jobs EQ
Excel data: Total Life Science Employment


Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Total Life Science Employment - 2018

Total Life Science Employment - 2017