LABOR AVAILABILITY ASSESSMENT
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.
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
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
Read the latest news on the KCI New Terminal project from Edgemoor. READ MORE
Kansas City Business Journal's
HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS 2019 HONOREES
Pro Athlete, Inc.
JE Dunn Construction
KCP&L, An Evergy Company
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 20. REGISTER HERE
Transportation Infrastructure Update
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.
Construction on Skyview Ave from Ambassador Drive to Tiffany Springs Road is scheduled to begin early spring
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.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR TOP INVESTORS
PLATINUM PLUS INVESTORS
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
City of Weston
EDC of Kansas City
KCI Auto Auction
Park Hill School District
Platte County R-3 School District
Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, PC
Trammell Crow Company
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