Get out and Vote!

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Just a gentle reminder to get out and vote Tuesday, April 3rd.  Municipalities, fire districts, ambulance districts, school boards have ballot issues.To see what is on the ballot in Platte County, click here to go to the Platte County Board of Elections' website.

The Platte County EDC Board of Directors endorsed and supports KCMO's Question 1 which reauthorizes an existing 1% sales tax.  The tax will be used to continue the City's capital improvements program.  and includes the City's share of the costs for a new Buck O'Neil bridge.

Every vote counts, be sure to cast 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, April 5th.
  • KCI TIF Advisory Committee and Platte Purchase TIF Advisory Committee will jointly meet at 8am on Wednesday, April 18th.
  • Public Policy Committee will next meet at 7:30am on Thursday, April 19th
  • The PCEDC Board of Directors meets at 7:30am on Friday, April 27th.

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.

Platte County Businesses in the News

  • Cost-effective service leads to growth at Jet Midwest. READ
  • Exide Technologies named a finalist for the EDC of Kansas City Cornerstone Awards. READ
  • Saving Sight opens up new headquarters. READ
  • SD Strong Distilling Co: Deal with 54th Street helps Northland distillery expand. READ

Platte City concept plan/design standards for east side of I-29

The concept plan and design standards for the east side I-29 frontage were accepted by the City of Platte City Board of Aldermen in early March. Click  HERE to view the site plans.

SpringHill Suites breaks ground

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The new SpringHill Suites on 8300 North Stoddard Avenue, KCMO, held its groundbreaking on March 19th. The new96-suite hotel is being developed by Falcon Hospitality Group and plans to open in April 2019. 

Councilman Dan Fowler was at the groundbreaking alongside Alicia Stephens, PCEDC Executive Director and Falcon Hospitality Group's Sam Bhakta and Dave Parmar.

Sector Updates

For info on what's going on in Platte County, please read our latest Sector Update here, or view one of our "What's Happening" brochures on our website here. To read, click on Sector Updates and choose one of four available: retail, office, industrial and quality of life. Did we miss anything? Email Stephanie Neppl.

New Retail in Platte County

New to the KCI Corridor is KCI Crossfit, located at 10767 NW Ambassador Dr. The gym offers early morning and afternoon/evening classes to meet the needs of employees in the KCI Corridor.

Jobs resources

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.

Library & Clay County EDC Host Small Business Bootcamp


Mid-Continent Public Library's Square One Small Business Services division will host a Small Business Bootcamp for aspiring entrepreneurs on Friday, March 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at MCPL's Woodneath Library Center. 

More info.

Investor News

Congratulations to Jade Liska for his promotion to Deputy Director of Aviation Planning & Engineering for the Kansas City Aviation Department. Jade will serve as project manager in the design and construction of a new passenger terminal at KCI. Read more. Also, KCAD announced that 772,062 passengers arrived and departed through KCI in February, a one-percent increase from February 2017. Read more.

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 April schedule.

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





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

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


Platte County Economic Development Council | 816-270-2109 |  www.plattecountyedc.com