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

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

Sponsored by:


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


Program Sponsor - $1,000 

The sponsor's name and logo will appear on the printed event program which is at every seat, on the signage and in the PowerPoint presentation. The sponsor will receive two complimentary reservations for the event. 

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

Proposition D vote is November 6

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The SaferMO.com website - www.SaferMO.com - is there to help Missourians learn about Proposition D, the statutory ballot measure for funding safe roads and bridges. Proposition D appears on Missouri's November 6, 2018, general election ballot. It was referred to state voters by the Legislature. Prop D phases in a 2.5 cents annual motor fuels tax increase over four years. 

The Platte County EDC Board of DIrectors supports Proposition D. If your company or organization is interested in receiving a presentation, please contact the office on 816-270-2109.

This election ballot is full with many issues and candidates. Click HERE to go to the Secretary of State website to look up your ballot. 

Upcoming Meeting and Events

Committee Meetings

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

  • KCI Area Development will meet at 7:30am on Thursday, November 1st, and will feature a major landowners' panel.

  • Public Policy Committee next meets at 7:30 am on Thursday, November 15th

  • The Platte County EDC Board will meet at 7:30 am on Friday, November 16th. 

  • KCI TIF Advisory Committee and Platte Purchase TIF Advisory Committee will next meet at 8am on Wednesday, November 21st.

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

Platte County Students participate in National Manufacturing Day


Park Hill and Platte County R-3 students participated in National Manufacturing Day activities. Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufactures and takes place the first Friday in October. MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufactures an opportunity to open their doors and show what manufacturing is. Approximately 140 students had the opportunity to tour 5 local advance manufacturing companies: Multivac, Haldex, Martinrea, US Farathane and Marlen International.

Students had the opportunity to tour the facility floors and see equipment being manufactured first hand. They visited the different departments to learn about career opportunities available in the industry and education required for different positions. All five company tours were a success and the companies reported they enjoyed hosting the students and look forward to future opportunities to engage with education partners.

To read more, and see photos, click here.

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

City of Kansas CIty preps for website revamp, seeks feedback

A new KCMO.gov, the government website of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is coming in 2019 and the City wants your input. The City is encouraging KCMO residents to complete the 10-question Website Community Survey on KCMO.gov and suggest ideas for improving the website.

The survey is available until Nov. 2 here.

Platte County EDC welcomes new members

  • TSi Geotechnical, Inc. specializes in geotechnical engineering, drilling, laboratory testing, and construction observation, documentation and field testing services.

Board Member Highlight

At our September Board meeting, Board member Darren Hennen, shared the history of Olsson as well as the services provided. Olsson is an engineering and design firm that provides services for public and private infrastructure projects. They specialize in complex projects that involve many disciplines, including site/civil, transportation, water, environmental, field operations, survey and facilities. 

At our October Board meeting, Board member Doug Doll with KCI Auto Auction shared the history of how the organization moved to Kansas City in 2008 from Elwood, Kansas. KCI Auto Auction offers a wide range of remarketing services including reconditioning, inspections, transportation, salvage auctions, equipment auctions, and Internet auctions. 

Investor News

Congratulations to Northpoint Development who won first place in the medium size (101-250 employee) category in the 2018 Best Places to Work by the Kansas City Business Journal! Congratulations as well to Burns and McDonnell and JE Dunn for earning second and third place, respectively, in the 501+ employees and up category. And well done to our investors who were finalists: ARCO ConstructionHNTBMcCownGordon and Terracon.

Parkville's ROSNET was featured in the New York Times! Read the article "What Does He Do, Work in a Cave? Why, Yes."  here.

The Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa held a renovation party on October 24th to celebrate its multi-million dollar transformation. The changes include renovated guest rooms, hallways and hotel lobby.

Saint Luke's North has earned Missouri "Show Me 5" recognition from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. The award recognizes Saint Luke's North as a center of adoption of five evidence-based maternity care practices that support breastfeeding. This is also the first step to becoming accredited as a Baby Friendly Hospital.

White Goss PC merged with Rouse Frets Gentile Rhodes on Sept. 30, creating a Top 10 law firm in the Kansas City area. Read more.

Members of the Edgemoor Team and Kansas City Aviation Department hit the road in September to share the latest information on the KCI New Terminal. The team hosted 7 open house events across the metro, to give citizens greater insight into the ongoing design process, including how the project team is working to incorporate sustainability and other features that will enhance the passenger experience in the New Terminal. Here is a link to materials shared at the Open House. Click here for the latest KCI New Terminal update.

KCI Airport reported its busiest September in history. Passenger boardings were up 4.1%, with a total of 477,339 boarded. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 8,852,241, up 2.7%. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 4,430,552, up 2.8%. Read more.

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

  • Reminder that the southbound lanes of the Buck O'Neil Bridge remain closed as work is being done underneath the bridge. Follow the project here. An environmental study for the Buck O'Neil Bridge is underway and will build on the recently completed planning and environmental linkages (PEL) study to further evaluate options to improve or potentially replace the bridge. The study, which is scheduled to conclude in late 2019, will require significant public input in the coming months. Two formal public meeting will be scheduled in 2019. Learn more about the study here.

  • 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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