Platte County EDC Celebrates 30 years

PCEDC was blessed to have 10 past chairperson attend the celebration.

PCEDC was blessed to have 10 past chairperson attend the celebration.

The Platte County Economic Development Council celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special luncheon on Friday, June 1st at the KCI Marriott. 

Thank you to the event sponsors: Hunt Midwest and the KCI Marriott, as well as the event committee of Jim Bowers, Ed Ford and Rosemary Salerno. 

To view the historic presentation shown during the lunch, please click here. To read the recap, click here.

Upcoming Meeting and Events

Committee Meetings

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

  • KCI Area Development will NOT meet in July or August. The next meeting will be at 7:30am on Thursday, September 6th.
  • KCI TIF Advisory Committee and Platte Purchase TIF Advisory Committee will jointly meet at 8am on Wednesday, July 18th.
  • Public Policy Committee will NOT meeting in July. The next meeting will be at 7:30 am on Thursday, August 16th. 

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

PCEDC Board visits new CVS Health distribution center

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On June 22, the Platte County EDC board and elected officials got a chance to see the new CVS Health Midwest Distribution Center. 

The new center will send its first products on October 1, and will eventually employ close to 400 people.

234 Boardwalk-Antioch expands route: new service to East and West Tiffany Springs

RideKC's 234 Boardwalk-Antioch will be expanded to serve jobs in East Tiffany Springs and West Tiffany Springs, beginning Monday, July 2, 2018. New service will be added north of Boardwalk Square Park & Ride. The route will expand to add hourly service throughout the middle of the day on weekdays.

See the map here for the new route. The route expansion was coordinated in conjunction with Platte County Economic Development Corporation. Click here for the schedule.

Summer intern recaps time at PCEDC

The summer of 2018 has been one of learning and new experiences. The intern position was filled by Taryn Firkins, a strategic communications student at Oklahoma State University and Platte County R-III graduate.

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The past eight weeks have flown by. I started my summer off interning at the Platte County EDC. The first few days, I met board members, other members of the EDC, business owners, developers and city representatives at meetings and luncheons. I was able to do a write-up for the Annual Joint Luncheon and help prepare for the celebration of the PCEDC's 30 Years of Success. This position has opened up so many opportunities for my future and my career path.

The entire summer was busy with new and existing projects. I attended many early morning meetings and took detailed notes, so I could create minutes. The minutes were written for board meetings, executive committee meetings and KCI Are Development meetings.

I was able to pick up the ins and outs of the technologies used and lighten the load for the staff. I frequently used the information system Location One. I used Location One to keep the PCEDC website up-to-date after reviewing real estate websites specific to Platte County. I added available sites and buildings to the website to keep it as accurate as possible. I also became familiar with One Note and even more familiar with the analytics of Twitter.

This internship gave me insight on the way things work for not only the Platte County EDC, but in Kansas City and the surrounding areas- including the businesses and schools. I learned how everything works and fits together among the staff members.

Marketing update

Stephanie Neppl again attended Lakeside with the Locators site consultant event this month. The annual event provides opportunities for economic developers to discuss a range of timely topics with site locators from major markets all over the US. Workforce was not surprisingly a large part of the discussion. Ten site consultants from major markets in the US took part. Thanks to our co-sponsors City of Riverside and Kansas City Aviation Department for partnering with us again!

Platte County EDC welcomes new members

  • Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate is a leading vertically-integrated developer and asset manager of buildings and infrastructure and offers tailored comprehensive development solutions to a broad range of clients. Follow Edgemoor's KCI updates here.

Platte County Businesses in the News

  • Scott's Kitchen was named to Travel + Leisure's 25 'best' barbecue list. Read.
  • Red Robin Gourmet burgers with 'bottomless' steak fries opens in the Northland's Zona Rosa. Read.

Transportation Infrastructure update 

aka PCEDC loves orange barrels!

  • Reminder that the southbound lanes of the Buck O'Neil Bridge are now closed for a 7-month period. Work is being done underneath the bridge. Follow the project here.
  • Construction on the new I-29 bridge near Tiffany Springs MarketCentre is set to break ground this summer. Follow the project here. Click here for the design plan. 
  • Skyview from Ambassador Drive to Tiffany Springs Road is slated to begin this summer.
  • Work on 64th Street & Prairie View Road has begun.  The realignment of Prairie View to Chatham will ease congestion at the intersection right off the interstate.
  • Platte City has been awarded matching funds from MODOT for the Highway 92 & I-29 intersection.

Investor News

Park University sees enrollment growth for fifth straight term. Read here.

North KC Hospital offers health classes, events and complimentary wellness screenings. See full details for classes on their website or click here for the July 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
City of Weston
EDC of Kansas City
Gardner Construction
Hunt Midwest
KCI Auto Auction
McCownGordon Construction
MD Management


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