2017 Annual Report


Platte County EDC publishes an annual report each year to provide details about our work on behalf of our businesses, members and communities. 

Please click here to view the report.

Finance update - Dale Brouk, Vice-Chair


In 2017, Platte County EDC took a giant leap in contracting professional assistance for the Better KCI work and organizational strategic planning. KCI consultant cost was shared with the NRCC; strategic planning cost was shared with KCP&L. However, both had a negative impact on the budget bottom line. Couple that with a decrease in funding from the public sector and it left the budget out of balance. 

The good news is that the organization had cash on hand to cover it without tapping the reserve fund.  PCEDC leaders felt strongly that the professional assistance toward a billion dollar project was worth the imbalance.

Upcoming Meeting and Events

First Quarter Luncheon
Join us as a panel of Platte County businesses share their experiences in the Platte County business community!
When: Friday March 2, 11:30am-1pm
WhereHilton KCI
Please RSVP here!

Committee Meetings

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

  • KCI Area Development will meet at 7:30am on Thursday, February 1st with a discussion on the residential housing market.
  • KCI TIF Advisory Committee and Platte Purchase TIF Advisory Committee will jointly meet at 8am on Wednesday, February 14th.
  • Public Policy Committee will next meet at 7:30am on Thursday, February 15th
  • Marketing/BRE Committee next meets at 3.30pm on Thursday, February 22nd.
  • The PCEDC Board of Directors meets at 7:30am on Friday, February 23rd.

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

Reminder: in the event of inclement weather, the Platte County EDC follows the Park Hill School District's closures.

Jobs resources


The Platte County EDC, along with the Full Employment Council and Department of Workforce Development, hosted a hiring fair on January 24th. 

Fifteen Platte County companies participated in the event and had more than 100 open positions available. The event was well attended with over 60 applicants. Employers were happy with the turnout of the event, and expressed interest in future hiring events of the same. 

If your Platte County company is holding a hiring event, we can share the details on our website. We can also feature current job openings and link to your company's jobs page. Please contact Stephanie Gillespie for info or to include your company on our jobs page.

MARC Transportation Needs/Priorities Survey

MARC is beginning its process update its regional transportation plan (RTP) which it is required to do every five years, with a 30-year planning horizon. MARC has created a short survey to help establish priorities and create a policy framework for RTP 2050 and hope to  hear from as many metro area residents as possible. The survey can be accessed here.

Platte County EDC statement on Harley-Davidson closure

To view our statement on the news of the Harley-Davidson plant closing, please click here.

Investor News

Park University was ranked the No. 4 private university in the country by the Military Times. The ranking is a reflection of the services and support the University provides to active duty military, veterans and their families. 

Congratulations ProAthleteMcCownGordon ConstructionJE Dunn ConstructionKCP&Land Burns & McDonnell for being named 2018 Healthiest Employers honorees by the KC Business Journal. Read.

The Kansas City Aviation Department announced that Icelandair will begin KCI's first nonstop Transatlantic air service. Beginning May 26, 2018 Kansas City travelers can fly nonstop from KCI to Icelandair's hub at Keflavík International Airport. Read more here.

Kansas City International Airport had its third busiest year in history. In 2017, 11,503,936 passengers traveled through KCI, up 4.2 percent from 2016.  Read more here.

North Kansas City Hospital offers health classes, events and complimentary wellness screenings. See full details for classes on their website or click here for the February schedule.

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





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


National Golf Club
Park Hill School District
Platte-Clay Electric
Platte County R-3 School District
Trammell Crow Co.
Wells Bank
White Goss


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