KCC serves a large, rural, and sparsely populated geographic region. A vision for future growth in meeting the needs of of students, businesses, and community is addressed by the Community Partnership strategic Initiative. Within the local community, requests are continually increasing for the college to act as an economic engine, to promote the betterment of business, education, and the quality of life. A significant request is that the college help improve the local economy. Future discussions of measuring economic impact may include developing a wide set of measures.