2018 Business Excellence Award Luncheon


Please join the Platte County Economic Development Council as we recognize businesses that have made a significant impact on Platte County through the development of jobs and economic growth. 

Friday, December 7th
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Embassy Suites KCI7640 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy.Kansas City, MO 64153

Sponsored by:


$30 for an individual reservation - $300 for a table reservation


Table Sponsor - $300 - Deadline November 28
The sponsor's name and logo will appear on the printed event program
 which is at every seat, and in the PowerPoint presentation. 
The sponsor will receive reserved seating for 10. 

If you have questions or are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Stephanie Deppen at sdeppen@plattecountyedc.com or 816-270-2134.

Upcoming Meeting and Events

Committee Meetings

Location: Platte County Resource Center, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, KCMO 

  • KCI Area Development will NOT meet until again February 7, 2019. 

  • Public Policy Committee will NOT meet in December, and will resume meeting in 2019.

  • KCI TIF Advisory Committee and Platte Purchase TIF Advisory Committee will next meet at 8am on Wednesday, November 28th and tentatively Wednesday, December 19th.

  • The Platte County EDC Board of Directors will NOT meet in December.

To view the PCEDC events calendar, click here.To view previous meeting minutes, click here (the password is pcedc2017).

Platte County hiring events and job listings

All Platte County companies are welcome to send us information and flyers for any upcoming hiring events, which we will share on our website jobs page as well as on social media. If you have a hiring event to list, please contact Stephanie Deppen

Buck O'Neil (Broadway) Bridge Reopens after Rehab Project

The Missouri Department of Transportation reopened the Buck O'Neil (Highway 169 over the Missouri River) Bridge after a rehabilitation project.

Crews closed all southbound traffic of the aging structure back in mid-May in order to repair cables, railings, the medians and the expansion joints on the structure. The Buck O'Neil Bridge is more than 60 years old and sees on average of about 40,000 vehicles each day.

The repair project cost an estimated $7 million and was a cost-sharing agreement with the City of Kansas City, MO. Currently; an environmental study is being conducted on the bridge. The study will be used to help determine the feasibility of a new bridge.
MoDOT would like to thank the citizens of Kansas City and all of its partners for their patience.

Board Member Highlight

At our November Board meeting, Helmut Derra, shared the history of Haldex Brake Products and the services offered. Haldex is a Sweden-based company, operating worldwide with offices in 18 countries. They develop and provide reliable and innovative solutions that improve safety, vehicle dynamics and environmental sustainability in the global commercial vehicle industry. 

New in Platte County


Ignite Medical Resorts held its open house on November 15th at 2100 NW Barry Rd, KCMO.

Six At Park held its groundbreaking on November 20th. The new Class A office building is four stories set along Hwy 9 and 6th Street in Parkville

Biolife Plasma Services is now open at 8761 N Ambassador Dr,  KCMO. BioLife Plasma Services is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to collecting quality plasma in a safe and clean environment. 

Investor News

Congratulations to the Marriott Kansas City Airport for being honored with the Renovation Excellence award at the Marriott International National Association & Full Service Owners Conference recently. Read more here.

Congratulations to North Kansas City Hospital for receiving the Magnet® designation, the highest recognition for nursing excellence awarded to only 8% of hospitals in the US. Read more here.

Click here to read the latest  latest news from the KCI New Terminal project from Edgemoor.

Kansas City Aviation Department announced that 1,077,849 passengers arrived and departed through KCI's gates in October, a 5.8 percent increase from October 2017 and the largest volume of October passengers in the airport's history. Passenger boardings were up 6.9 percent, with a total of 537,476 boarded. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 9,930,090, up 3.1 percent. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 4,968,028, up 3.3 percent.

North KC Hospital offers health classes, events and complimentary wellness screenings. See full details for classes on their website.

Platte Valley Bank offers a monthly "Eat & Educate Events for Small Business" series in partnership with MidContinent Public Library. Register online here

Transportation Infrastructure update

  • Follow construction on the new I-29 bridge near Tiffany Springs MarketCentre here

  • Skyview from Ambassador Drive to Tiffany Springs Road will go to bid soon.

  • Work on 64th Street & Prairie View Road has begun. Follow the project here. Project details are being finalized for the southern section of the NW Prairie View Road work.

  • The 72nd Street project is finalizing rights of way with MODOT and once it is approved next month, the project will move for bidding. Construction will start late fall/early spring with a 18-24 month completion time frame.





Park Hill School District
Platte-Clay Electric
Platte County R-3 School District
Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
Trammell Crow Co.
Wells Bank

11500 Ambassador
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
City of Weston
EDC of Kansas City
Five Star Lifestyles
Gardner Construction
Hunt Midwest
KCI Auto Auction
McCownGordon Construction
MD Management


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