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PLATTE COUNTY

LABOR AVAILABILITY ASSESSMENT

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The Platte County EDC engaged the Docking Institute of Public Affairs to provide a labor study report to assess the available labor pool within the Platte County Labor Basin. The Docking Institute conducted research and 1,090 phone surveys within the 8-county labor basin to complete the assessment. We are excited to share the findings with you. You can view the full report as well as our workforce presentation at the links below.

Platte County Labor Availability Assessment
Platte County Workforce Presentation

A special thank you to our study sponsors: 

Kansas City Aviation Department, Spire Energy, KCP&L - An Evergy Company, City of Riverside, and the EDC of Kansas City. 


Upcoming Meetings & Events

Committee Meetings

Location: Platte County Resource Center, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, KCMO
During inclement weather, PCEDC will cancel committee meetings if the Park Hill School District closes.

KCI Area Development Committee, 7:30 AM on Thursday, March 7
KCI & Platte Purchase Advisory Committees, 8:00 AM on Wednesday, March 20
Public Policy Committee 7:30 AM on Thursday, March 21
Board of Directors, 7:30 AM on Friday, March 29 **Changed from normal monthly schedule**

*New password for viewing meeting minutes is: action20

Welcome New Members

  • Polsinelli law firm provides value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation.

  • Four Points by Sheraton Kansas City Airport is conveniently located minutes from Kansas City International Airport (MCI).


News & Updates

Congratulations!

Investor News

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Read the latest news on the KCI New Terminal project from Edgemoor. READ MORE

Kansas City Business Journal's
HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS 2019 HONOREES

5-99 EMPLOYEES

  • Pro Athlete, Inc.

1,500-4,999 EMPLOYEES

  • JE Dunn Construction

  • KCP&L, An Evergy Company

5,000+ EMPLOYEES

  • Burns & McDonnell

  • Saint Luke's Health System

Kansas City Aviation Department reports that 827,733 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport’s gates in January, a 2.0% increase from January 2018. Passenger boardings were up 2.0%, with a total of 413,777 boarded. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 827,733, up 2.0%. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 413,777, up 2.0%.

North Kansas City 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 Mid-Continent Public Library. Next up: Funding Options for your Small Business on March 20REGISTER HERE


Buck O'Neil Bridge

Don't miss the chance to share your thoughts! MoDOT is still accepting comments for the environmental study through March 7th.

Take the Survey


For more information on the study, visit:
Buck O'Neil Bridge Environmental Study

PLATTE COUNTY

HIRING EVENTS & 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


Transportation Infrastructure Update

152/Kansas Project:

What You Should Know

The bridge on Route 152 over I-35 will be closed for 4 months beginning in May 2019. Lane closures on Kansas Street and Route 291 will also be expected during construction. The project is expected to be completed by the end of August 2020. Although the project is in Clay County, it impacts the entire Northland.

You can view a simulation of the new interchange, construction maps, and detour maps HERE.

Focus on Bridges

The Governor's $350 million bonding proposal could advance the funding of 4 bridge replacements in Platte County. The Platte County bridges are part of 28 total bridges in MoDOT's Kansas City District that are scheduled for repair or replacement in the current STIP. The Buck O'Neil Bridge is not on this list of bridges.

Learn more about the Governor's proposal HERE.


I-29 Bridge,
Tiffany Springs

Follow progress on construction of the new I-29 bridge near Tiffany Springs MarketCentre and other projects HERE.

Skyview
Avenue

Construction on Skyview Ave from Ambassador Drive to Tiffany Springs Road is scheduled to begin early spring

NW Prairie
View Road

Work is underway on Prairie View Road near 64th Street and expected to be complete this spring. Follow the project HERE.

NW 72nd Street Improvements

The 72nd Street project from I-29 to N. Polk is out to bid. Construction will start early spring with a 18-24 month completion time frame.


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A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR TOP INVESTORS


LEADERSHIP INVESTORS


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PLATINUM PLUS INVESTORS


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PLATINUM INVESTORS


Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
Citi
City of Weston
CVS Health
EDC of Kansas City
FiveStar Lifestyles
Gardner Construction
Harley-Davidson
Hunt Midwest
KCI Auto Auction
McCownGordon Construction

MD Management
Park Hill School District
Platte-Clay Electric
Platte County R-3 School District
ROSNET
Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, PC
Trammell Crow Company
TranSystems
Velociti
Wells Bank


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