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Community Development Day - A special invite for PCEDC members

Community Development Day - A special invite for PCEDC members

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2019 Community Development Day

Exclusive Invitation to PCEDC Members

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Please join us as we host local brokers, developers and builders at our annual Community Development Day on May 13th at The National Golf Club of Kansas City.

Cost is $200 per member and that includes golf, lunch, drinks on the course and 19th hole drinks and food plus great networking opportunity with the local real estate community and developers. A limited number of spots are available so first come, first served.

Hope to see you there!




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Become a Sponsor

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Sponsorships include a booth at the Community Expo, golf at The National, your company's name and logo on event and marketing materials, as well as food and beverages.

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Questions? Contact Molly Ramirez by email or 816.270.2126


A Special Thanks to our Sponsors

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PCEDC MISSION | Promote and enhance economic development in Platte County

Platte County Economic Development Council | 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64153

PCEDC April In Action

PCEDC April In Action

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April Calendar Reminders

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KCI Area Development Committee
Friday, April 5th at 7:30 am
Platte County Resource Center

KCI TIF and Platte Purchase TIF Advisory Committees
Wednesday, April 17th at 8:00 am
Platte County Resource Center

Public Policy Committee
Thursday, April 18th at 7:30 am
Platte County Resource Center

Board of Directors
Friday, April 26th at 7:30 am
Platte County Resource Center


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PCEDC MISSION | Promote and enhance economic development in Platte County

Platte County Economic Development Council | 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64153

CVB E-blast 4/5/19-4/11/19

Here's What's Happening in
Platte County
Apr. 5 - Apr. 11, 2019


ENTERTAINMENT
 

THIS WEEK IN WESTON

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Join us in Weston Saturday, April 13th,
for our annual Art Walk. Each participating
merchant will feature an artist and their
work.  Stroll down our quaint streets, enjoy shopping and visiting with the artists. Have lunch at one of our fantastic restaurants, stop in for wine or beer tastings, or spend the night at one of our cozy accommodations. Enjoy the day and help us celebrate the arts in Weston!
Saturday, Apr. 6
Burley House Market
Craft & Small Business Market
Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 10-4

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Riverwood Winery
Bring your family and friends and relax at our Winery in the peaceful setting of the scenic Missouri River Bluff country! 
This Month At Riverwood!
The flood waters have receded and the highways are open again (at least Highway 45 -- Highway 59 to Atchison remains closed and our Tasting Room Assistants have a long way around to get here!). Also the water main break has been taken care of and our water has been turned back on! We will be open this weekend (Saturday & Sunday only) with special hours to accommodate our Tasting Room Assistants' long drive! We hope you can join us for some great wine, great food and great music! 
Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7
Hours: 11am-6pm
Live Music with
the Jeff Lux Duo!
Please join us in welcoming back Jeff and Beaux to the Winery! These guys have been performing at our Winery almost from the beginning, and they are always entertaining! If the weather doesn't cooperate Jeff and Beaux will perform in the Winery auditorium. Inside or out, it will be great!
New Wine Release
Bourbon Barrel Aged Still Cider!
We are pleased to release our new Bourbon Barrel Aged Still Cider! This apple wine was made from a blend of apples from the 2018 harvest at Weston Orchard -- just several miles down the road from our Winery! The wine was aged in freshly-emptied Kentucky Bourbon Barrels from Buffalo Trace Distillery. Subtle notes of Bourbon with full apple cider flavors and a fantastic long, lingering finish. This cider pairs remarkably well with smoked meats and cheeses!
Weston Brewing Company
Historic Downtown Weston and Weston
Brewing Company
Guided Tours at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM.
502 Spring St. | Weston, MO 64096
Reservations Call: 816.640.5728
Holladay Distillery
Home of McCormick Distilling Co
#1 McCormick Lane
Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site.Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit www.holladaydistillery.com.
Sunday, Apr. 7
Burley House Market
Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 10-4
Up to 50 vendors including: Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor, Thirty One, Scentsy, Jordan Essentials, Young Living Oils, Magnabilities, Plexus, Usborne Books, Perfectly Posh, Norwex, Snap Jewelry, Paparazzi, Younique, In a Pickle, Tastefully Simple, and many more! For more information about becoming a vendor contact Tricia Buckler at burleyhouseevents@westontobacco.com or check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue. 
Green Dirt Farm1099 Welt Street
(816) 386-2156
Thursday- Sunday 11am to 7pm
Sandwiches * Homemade Ice Cream *Draft Beer  *Wine and cheese tastings.
www.greendirtfarm.coCline’s Opry 
Family Fun Every Sunday. Doors open at 5pm.  Sunday shows are from 5-7pm. National and regional acts are announced throughout the year.Sunday show prices are $12 per person with children 12 and under free. Concessions available. Like our Cline's Opry Facebook page for all upcoming events.
Tuesday, Apr. 9
Weston Senior Center  –  9:30am-1:30pm.
507 Main Street, Weston, MO. The center will offer those 60 and older from all over the area a place to play games, socialize, have a meal and enjoy low-impact exercise. There is no residency requirement to participate. Meals Must Be Reserved by calling 816-270-4100. The meal is a $5.00 donation.
SAVE THE DATE

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Pirtle Winery
We are very excited to announce that we now have a Pirtle Winery Wine Club!  Our wine club offers 20% off six bottles of wine four times a year that you can select for pick up or shipping to your home.  Sign up does require a full year commitment and your card is automatically charged four times a year when we process the current season.  As a club member you also receive additional discounts on wine ordered online, purchased at the winery, and on merchandise. Additional perks include discounts on events held throughout the year and invites to club member only events. Click here for full details!  http://www.pirtlewinery.com/Wine-Club

This Weekend at O'Malley's Pub
(816) 640-5235 Weston, MO   
Friday, Apr. 5
8pm The Culprits
8pm Bob Reed

Saturday, Apr. 6
2pm Clay Hughes
8pm Bob Reed
8pm The Culprits

Sunday, Apr. 7
3pm Bob Reeder

PLATTE COUNTY PARKS

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Weston Coffee Roastery 
413 Main St., Weston, MO
816-640-7045
Wed. - Sun. 8am-5pm
Facebook.com/westoncoffeeroastery
We are located in downtown Weston at 413 Main Street. All of our coffees are fresh-roasted at our location.  We are family owned and operated business.

PLATTE COUNTY CLEAN-UP

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PLATTE VALLEY BANK

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Argosy Casino & Hotel
DJ Ben Rich  -  Apr. 5th
Flashback  -  Apr. 6th
Call for info:

816-746-3100


EVENTS

ZONA ROSA

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SAVE THE DATE
Celebration with the Easter Bunny
Sat. Apr. 13, 10am - 1pm

Join us for a free, family-friendly Spring Celebration with the Easter Bunny.
Saturday, April 13 10am - 1pm at Zona Rosa Town Square (right in front of Bravo).  Bring the kids to hug the Easter Bunny (free to snap photos on your camera or phone!), live music performed by Heather's Art Garden, kids crafts, enter to win prizes and so much more!
ALL THE DETAILS! » 
Hereford House at Zona Rosa is offering an Easter Brunch Buffet
Make Your Easter Brunch Reservations
Sun. April 21 starting at 10am
Adults: $29.95 Kids: $14.95 (under 4, free!)
Reservations required, call 816-584-9000

Improv Comedy Club - Zona Rosa
Theo Von  -  Apr. 5-7
SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT | 21 & over
http://www.improvkc.com

Jowler Creek Winery
Spring has sprung at Jowler Creek!

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Come out this Saturday (Rain or Shine) and enjoy a signature Cotton Candy Cocktail made with our Muskrato de Missouri wine, delicious mini strawberry shortcakes, and play games like redneck golf, washers, yard Yahtzee and Giant Jenga! This event is FREE to attend and no reservations are required. Just come out between 11 am and 6 pm to join the fun!
This month at Jowler Creek
Adult-Only Easter Keg Hunts in the Vines
April 13, 2019; 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm
April 14, 2019; 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm
April 20, 2019; 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm
**Spaces still available in the 11 am hunts on 4/13, 4/14 and 4/20; all others are sold out**   Have fun being a kid again at our Adult-Only Easter Egg Hunt! You can scour our vineyard for eggs containing not only candies that pair perfectly with our wines, but for free glasses of wine, coupons for big discounts off our wine, and other great prizes including a mini-keg of BEER! Each person will also get a souvenir wine glass to take home, as well as get a tasting of 5 of the wines off our list. Reservations and pre-payment are required, so purchase your tickets today before we are completely sold out! Cost: $10/person or FREE for members of our Creek Club. 
Earth Day Weekend at Missouri’s First Green Winery
April 27 & 28, 2019; 11 am - 5 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with Missouri’s first “green” winery in! Come out and do our Eco Tour Scavenger Hunt to see our sustainability in action. We'll also be serving up our special “Sustainable Sangria” made with misfit fruit for $5.99 per glass. If you drive an electric or hybrid car, show us your car key and you’ll get two FREE wine tastings and be entered to win a fabulous gift basket. The Tesla Club of Kansas City will also have their cars on display Saturday afternoon.
90’s Night – Live Music by Mojo Saint
April 27, 2019; 6 pm - 9 pm
Come on out as we stay open late for our 90’s Night Party. Mojo Saint will be rocking out lots of great 90’s tunes and we'll be selling wine and beer by the glass and bottle. Cost to attend is FREE. No reservations are required.
Wine’d Down Friday Night – Grill Your Own Dinner & Live Music
Every Friday Night; 6 pm - 9 pm
Come out and "unwine'd" from the work week with us, as you grill your own dinner while listening to some live acoustic music by the following musicians:
•  April 5 - Jeff Lux
•  April 12 - Miguel Cabarallo
•  April 19 - Christopher Cardwell
•  April 26 - Mike Wilkinson
Bring out your favorite meat, and we’ll provide the fire, utensils and seasonings for you to grill it to perfection! We’ll also have an assortment our award-winning wines, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages available, as well as our picnic pails with cheese, salamis and fresh baked bread. Cost to attend is FREE.
Sangria Sundays
April 7, 14 & 28, 2019; 11 am-5 pm
Each Sunday in April (except for Easter when we're closed) we'll have a different Sangria available in the tasting room by the glass and carafe:
•  April 7 - Strawberry Shortcake Sangria
•  April 14 - Strawberry Shortcake Sangria
•  April 28- Sustainable Sangria
Come out to enjoy each of these unique blends before they're gone!
Sippin' and Singin' Saturday Nights
Every Saturday Night, 6-9 pm
Gather your friends and come relax in our indoor barrel room night with live acoustic rock-and-roll music by the following musicians:
•  April 6 - Miguel Caraballo
•  April 13 - Erin Eades
•  April 20 - Scotty's Brow
•  April 27 - Mojo Saint (90's Night)
We’ll be selling wine and beer by the glass and bottle, and we’ll also have picnic pails with warm, fresh bread and delectable cheeses and salamis available for purchase.

PLATTE CITY

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EASTER EGG HUNTS!
Easter Eggstravaganza!
April 13th - 9:45am
Green Area between St. Luke's Clinic & YMCA
FREE Admission!
Co-Sponsored by Platte County Community Center - YMCA, Platte Valley Bank, Re/Max House of Dreams, Patty Farr
Easter Egg Hunt!
April 20th - 11am
Pirates Statium
FREE Admission!
Sponsored by Wells Bank

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The Farmer's House

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Market & Cafe Updates 
Save The Date
Our Annual Plant Sale is April 26 -28 at the Farm!                   
415 Main Street, Weston, MO 64098
816-640-3276
Mon. - Thurs. 10 - 4
Fri. & Sat. 10-5
Sun. 11-5

SAVE THE DATE
    EAGLE ANIMAL HOSPITAL 
              OPEN HOUSE

Cafe des Amis - Parkville

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April wine dinner with 5 Courses
Sunday, April 7th 
(6:oo pm cash bar, 6;30 pm dinner starts) $89/person (taxes and tips not included) with special guest Jim Langman of Langman Estate California and Marian Fuica of Terra Firma Wines.  For more info: https://cafedesamiskc.com/april-wine-dinner/

AMC Barrywoods Theatres
http://www.amctheatres.com/
888-AMC-4FUN


Copyright © 2019 Platte County CVB, All rights reserved.

Platte County CVB
11724 NW Plaza Circle
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64153

PCEDC March Newsletter

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New Terminal at KCI Breaks Ground!

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Let's Build KCI!

The Platte County EDC joined in the celebration for the long-awaited groundbreaking to build a new single terminal at KCI Airport this week. Demolition will begin soon and last for six months.

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Committee Meetings

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

KCI Area Development Committee, 7:30 AM on Friday, April 5

  • Due to scheduling conflicts, April's meeting has been rescheduled to the above date

KCI & Platte Purchase Advisory Committees, 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 17

Public Policy Committee, 7:30 AM on Thursday, April 18

Board of Directors, 7:30 AM on Friday, April 26

*New password for viewing meeting minutes is: action20


News & Updates

Investor News

Get details and information you need to know as the new KCI single terminal becomes a reality at BuildKCI.com

Read the latest news on the new KCI single terminal project from Edgemoor HERE.

Congrats to Commerce Bank for being named one of America's best banks. READ MORE

Congratulations to Garver for 100 years of business! READ MORE

North Kansas City Hospital offers health classes, events and complimentary wellness screenings. See full details for classes on their WEBSITE.

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CVS Midwest Distribution Center was nominated by PCEDC for a KCBJ 2019 Capstone Award in the Industrial category. Celebrating with us were project partners PortKC, KCP&L, and MarkOne. READ MORE

Platte Valley Bank offers a monthly "Eat & Educate Events for Small Business" series in partnership with Mid-Continent Public Library. Next up: Resilience, Peak Performance and Stress Management on April 17REGISTER HERE


We are proud to have so many of KCBJ's

KC's Strongest Banks as PCEDC Members


PLATTE COUNTY

HIRING EVENTS & JOB LISTINGS

All Platte County companies are welcome to send us information and flyers for upcoming hiring events, which we will share on our website jobs page as well as social media. If you have a hiring event to list, please contact Stephanie Deppen


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Just a gentle reminder to get out and vote Tuesday, April 2nd. Municipalities, fire districts, ambulance districts, school boards have ballot issues. To see what is on the ballot in Platte Countyclick here.

The Platte County EDC Board of Directors endorsed and supports Parkville’s Proposition P which is a sales tax of ½ of 1% for the purpose of providing funding for local parks including, land facilities and operations for the City.

The Platte County EDC Board of Directors also endorsed and supports Platte City’s Bond Questions 1 and 2. Question 1 is a general obligation bond in the amount of $3,200,000 for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, furnishing, equipping and improving City buildings, facilities and structures. Question 2 is a general obligation bond in the amount of $2,500,000 for the purpose of acquiring rights-of-way and designing, constructing, reconstructing, extending and improving highways, streets, roads, sidewalks, and bridges in the City. 

Every vote counts, be sure to cast your ballot!


Transportation Infrastructure Update

Buck O'Neil (Broadway) Bridge

Comments for the online public meeting for the environmental study closed March 7. Follow the projects project HERE.

I-29 Bridge / Tiffany Springs

The bridge construction is on schedule to be completed by the end of the year. Follow the construction progress for all the projects near Tiffany Springs MarketCentre HERE.

NW Prairie View Road

Work is underway on Prairie View Road near 64th Street and expected to be complete this mid-summer 2019. Follow the project HERE.

Skyview Avenue

Construction on Skyview Ave from Ambassador Drive to Tiffany Springs Road is scheduled to begin early spring 2019.

NW 72nd Street Improvements

A contractor was selected for the 72nd Street project and construction is scheduled to start in early spring. Follow the project HERE.


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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

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

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


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CVB E-blast 3/29/19-4/4/19

Here's What's Happening in
Platte County
Mar. 29 - Apr. 4, 2019


ENTERTAINMENT
 

THIS WEEK IN WESTON
Saturday, Mar. 30
Burley House Market
Craft & Small Business Market
Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 10-4

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Up to 30+ Craft , small business, and flea market vendors.  For more information about becoming a vendor contact Tricia Buckler at burleyhouseevents@westontobacco.com or check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue. 
Riverwood Winery
Bring your family and friends and relax at our Winery in the peaceful setting of the scenic Missouri River Bluff country! 
This Month At Riverwood!
March 2019 Music & Events! 
Due to the flooding on the Missouri River we recommend calling to check our scheduled entertainment for Friday and Saturday. The Winery is on relatively high ground and we do not expect water here, but it will be difficult to get to the Winery if you don't know the back roads! 
Friday, March 29th
Live Music with Frank Rardon
5:30pm-8:30pm 
Saturday, March 30th
Live Music with Ernest James
1pm-4pm 
Sunday, March 31st
Monthly International Wine Tasting: European Wines
11am-4pm
Weston Brewing Company
Historic Downtown Weston and Weston
Brewing Company
Guided Tours at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM.
502 Spring St. | Weston, MO 64096
Reservations Call: 816.640.5728
Holladay Distillery
Home of McCormick Distilling Co
#1 McCormick Lane
Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site.Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit www.holladaydistillery.com.
Sunday, Mar. 31
Burley House Market
Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 10-4
Up to 50 vendors including: Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor, Thirty One, Scentsy, Jordan Essentials, Young Living Oils, Magnabilities, Plexus, Usborne Books, Perfectly Posh, Norwex, Snap Jewelry, Paparazzi, Younique, In a Pickle, Tastefully Simple, and many more! For more information about becoming a vendor contact Tricia Buckler at burleyhouseevents@westontobacco.com or check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue. 
Green Dirt Farm1099 Welt Street
(816) 386-2156
Thursday- Sunday 11am to 7pm
Sandwiches * Homemade Ice Cream *Draft Beer  *Wine and cheese tastings.
www.greendirtfarm.coCline’s Opry 
Family Fun Every Sunday. Doors open at 5pm.  Sunday shows are from 5-7pm. National and regional acts are announced throughout the year.Sunday show prices are $12 per person with children 12 and under free. Concessions available. Like our Cline's Opry Facebook page for all upcoming events.
Tuesday, Mar. 26
Weston Senior Center  –  9:30am-1:30pm.
507 Main Street, Weston, MO. The center will offer those 60 and older from all over the area a place to play games, socialize, have a meal and enjoy low-impact exercise. There is no residency requirement to participate. Meals Must Be Reserved by calling 816-270-4100. The meal is a $5.00 donation.
SAVE THE DATE

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Pirtle Winery
We are very excited to announce that we now have a Pirtle Winery Wine Club!  Our wine club offers 20% off six bottles of wine four times a year that you can select for pick up or shipping to your home.  Sign up does require a full year commitment and your card is automatically charged four times a year when we process the current season.  As a club member you also receive additional discounts on wine ordered online, purchased at the winery, and on merchandise. Additional perks include discounts on events held throughout the year and invites to club member only events. Click here for full details!  http://www.pirtlewinery.com/Wine-Club

Argosy Casino & Hotel
DJ George Rosenbury  -  Mar. 29
Shades of Grey -  Mar. 30
Call for info:

816-746-3100

This Weekend at O'Malley's Pub
(816) 640-5235 Weston, MO   
Friday, Mar. 22
8pm Langer's Ball
8pm Bob Reed

Saturday, Mar. 23
2pm Clay Hughes
8pm Bob Reed
8pm Langer's Ball

Sunday, Mar. 24
3pm Bob Reeder

Weston Coffee Roastery 
413 Main St., Weston, MO
816-640-7045
Wed. - Sun. 8am-5pm
Facebook.com/westoncoffeeroastery
We are located in downtown Weston at 413 Main Street. All of our coffees are fresh-roasted at our location.  We are family owned and operated business.

PLATTE COUNTY PARKS

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EVENTS

ZONA ROSA
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA!
April 13th - 9:45am
Green Area between St. Luke's Clinic & YMCA
FREE Admission!
Co-Sponsored by Platte County Community Center - YMCA, Platte Valley Bank, Re/Max House of Dreams, Patty Farr

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SAVE THE DATE
Celebration with the Easter Bunny
Sat. Apr. 13, 10am - 1pm

Join us for a free, family-friendly Spring Celebration with the Easter Bunny.
Saturday, April 13 10am - 1pm at Zona Rosa Town Square (right in front of Bravo).  Bring the kids to hug the Easter Bunny (free to snap photos on your camera or phone!), live music performed by Heather's Art Garden, kids crafts, enter to win prizes and so much more!
ALL THE DETAILS! » 
Hereford House at Zona Rosa is offering an Easter Brunch Buffet
Make Your Easter Brunch Reservations
Sun. April 21 starting at 10am
Adults: $29.95 Kids: $14.95 (under 4, free!)
Reservations required, call 816-584-9000

Improv Comedy Club - Zona Rosa
Eric Griffin  -  Mar. 29-30
Sunday Showcase  -  Mar. 24
SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT | 21 & over
http://www.improvkc.com

Jowler Creek Winery
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who came out to our Missouri Flood Recovery Campaign last weekend, and to all who donated online!  Because of your efforts (and some rounding up by our owners Jason Gerke and Colleen Gerke) we were able to present Second Harvest Community Food Bank with a check for $1,500 earlier today.
This month at Jowler Creek
Wine'd Down Friday Nights
Every Friday Night; 6-9 pm
Join us every Friday night from 6-9 pm with LIVE MUSIC! Come out and "unwine'd" from the work week with your favorite glass of wine in our indoor barrel room while listening to some fantastic live acoustic music by the following musicians:
•  March 29 - Nate Greybill
Sangria Sundays
Every Sunday; 11 am-5 pm
Each Sunday in March we'll have a different Sangria available in the tasting room by the glass and carafe:
•  March 31 - Strawberry Shortcake Sangria
Come out to enjoy each of these unique blends before they're gone!
Sippin' and Singin' Saturday Nights
Every Saturday Night; 6-9 pm
Gather your friends and come relax in our indoor barrel room night with live acoustic rock-and-roll music by the following musicians:
•  March 30 - Jeff Lux
We’ll be selling wine and beer by the glass and bottle, and we’ll also have picnic pails with warm, fresh bread and delectable cheeses and salamis available for purchase. 
Adult Only Easter Keg Hunt
April 13, 14 or 20, 2019
Although our Easter KEG Hunt isn't until April 13th, 14th & 20th we're more than half-way sold out of tickets!  You can scour our vineyard for eggs containing not only candies that pair perfectly with our wines, but for free glasses of wine, coupons for big discounts off our wine, and other great prizes including a mini-keg of BEER! Each person will also get a souvenir wine glass to take home, as well as get a tasting of 5 of the wines off our list. Cost: $10/person or FREE if you sign up for our Creek Club. If you're wanting to attend we recommend booking your tickets ASAP!
Selfies with Baby Animals Photo-Op
March 30 & 31, 2019; 11 am-5 pm
Get ready to break the internet with all the “likes” you’ll get when people see your selfie with our baby bunnies, chicks, and ducks! After you get your photo, taste through our lineup of award-winning wines or take a stroll on our self-guided eco tour to see our sustainability in action for yourself!

PLATTE CITY

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EASTER EGG HUNT!
April 20th - 11am

Pirates Statium
FREE Admission!
Sponsored by Wells Bank

PLATTE VALLEY BANK

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The Farmer's House
Market & Cafe Updates 
Downtown Weston Market & Cafe
Our cafe will be closed thru February. This will give us time to test our new menu items and prepare to roll out our new experience in March! 
Westwood Market & MakerSpace - New Hours
Our Westwood Market will open every Wednesday, 10 to 4. We will continue to welcome customers on  days we are not officialy open - a knock on the door or a phone call in advance is all it takes for us to let you in! These changes support the expansion of arts programming for our Farmers. We can't wait to unveil our new Margaret Nerman Art Studio!   
Save The Date

Our Annual Plant Sale is April 26 -28 at the Farm!                   
415 Main Street, Weston, MO 64098
816-640-3276
Mon. - Thurs. 10 - 4
Fri. & Sat. 10-5
Sun. 11-5


Copyright © 2019 Platte County CVB, All rights reserved.

Platte County CVB
11724 NW Plaza Circle
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64153

Platte County prosecutor to honor therapy dog at victims' right luncheon

On April 8, during a free luncheon open to the public, Platte County will present its 14th annual Sara Andrasek Memorial Award to the first non-human recipient:  Rasta, the therapy dog.

The annual award is part of the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Victims' Rights Luncheon, hosted annually by the office as part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.  The public is invited to attend the free luncheon and meet Rasta.  The event will be held at Noon on Monday April 8, at the Platte City United Methodist Church, 14040 State Hwy N Platte City, Missouri 64079.

Rasta is a therapy dog at Synergy Services in Parkville.  He recently completed his first trial as a courtroom therapy dog, accompanying two child victims while they testified to a jury about sexual abuse they suffered.

Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said, "We created this annual award to recognize those who provide comfort, care, and compassion to victims of crime, and Rasta has done exactly that.  He may not be human, but the healing he provides for young victims of crime is truly amazing."

Rasta's handler, Jennifer Vernon, who is the Director of Child, Youth, and Family Clinical Services at Synergy, will speak at the luncheon. 

The Sara Andrasek Memorial Award honors the young Platte County woman who was pregnant with her first child when she was raped and murdered.  Zahnd’s office and the Kansas City Missouri Police Department were in the final stages of preparing a death penalty case against Wayne Dumond for those crimes when Dumond died while in custody.

The free luncheon, which anyone is welcome to attend, is part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which runs from April 7 through April 13.  This year’s theme “Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.” 

Zahnd’s office has hosted an event as part of the national observance since 2006.  The luncheon aims to support victims of crime and recognize those who dedicate their lives to working on behalf of victims.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Tanya Faherty at (816) 858-3476.

Eric G. Zahnd
Platte County Prosecuting Attorney
415 Third Street, Suite 60
Platte City, Missouri 64079
(816) 858-3476

CVB E-blast 3/22/19-3/28/19

Here's What's Happening in
Platte County
Mar. 22 - Mar. 28, 2019


ENTERTAINMENT
 

THIS WEEK IN WESTON
Saturday, Mar. 23
Second Saturday in Weston
Shamrock Hunt!!
March 9th
Be on the lookout for hidden SHAMROCKS and POTS OF GOLD!
Find a SHAMROCK and go to the shop written on the back for a discount or free gift!  Find a POT OF GOLD and take it to the Chamber Office to receive a $25 Gift Certificate redeemable at any Weston merchant (one per person please).  Found a SHAMROCK you don't want to use?  Please hide it again for someone else to find.  There is NO prize for the most found and they are only redeemable on March 9th.
Burley House Market
Craft & Small Business Market
Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 10-4

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Up to 30+ Craft , small business, and flea market vendors.  For more information about becoming a vendor contact Tricia Buckler at burleyhouseevents@westontobacco.com or check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue. 
Cactus Creek

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Riverwood Winery
Bring your family and friends and relax at our Winery in the peaceful setting of the scenic Missouri River Bluff country! 
This Month At Riverwood!
March 2019 Music & Events! 
Due to the flooding on the Missouri River we have decided to cancel our scheduled entertainment for Friday and Saturday, and to close the Winery on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Highway 59 to Atchison has already been closed (as of 12:00 on March 21st) and based on the forecast river levels we suspect Highway 45 will eventually be closed as well. The Winery is on relatively high ground and we do not expect water here, but it will be difficult to get to the Winery if you don't know the back roads! The water levels are forecast to recede quickly so we hope to re-open early next week. 
Friday, March 29th
Live Music with Frank Rardon
5:30pm-8:30pm 
Saturday, March 30th
Live Music with Ernest James
1pm-4pm 
Sunday, March 31st
Monthly International Wine Tasting: European Wines
11am-4pm
Weston Brewing Company
Historic Downtown Weston and Weston
Brewing Company
Guided Tours at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM.
502 Spring St. | Weston, MO 64096
Reservations Call: 816.640.5728
Holladay Distillery
Home of McCormick Distilling Co
#1 McCormick Lane
Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site.Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit www.holladaydistillery.com.
Sunday, Mar. 24
Burley House Market
Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 10-4
Up to 50 vendors including: Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor, Thirty One, Scentsy, Jordan Essentials, Young Living Oils, Magnabilities, Plexus, Usborne Books, Perfectly Posh, Norwex, Snap Jewelry, Paparazzi, Younique, In a Pickle, Tastefully Simple, and many more! For more information about becoming a vendor contact Tricia Buckler at burleyhouseevents@westontobacco.com or check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue. 
Green Dirt Farm1099 Welt Street
(816) 386-2156
Thursday- Sunday 11am to 7pm
Sandwiches * Homemade Ice Cream *Draft Beer  *Wine and cheese tastings.
www.greendirtfarm.coCline’s Opry 
Family Fun Every Sunday. Doors open at 5pm.  Sunday shows are from 5-7pm. National and regional acts are announced throughout the year.Sunday show prices are $12 per person with children 12 and under free. Concessions available. Like our Cline's Opry Facebook page for all upcoming events.
Tuesday, Mar. 26
Weston Senior Center  –  9:30am-1:30pm.
507 Main Street, Weston, MO. The center will offer those 60 and older from all over the area a place to play games, socialize, have a meal and enjoy low-impact exercise. There is no residency requirement to participate. Meals Must Be Reserved by calling 816-270-4100. The meal is a $5.00 donation.
SAVE THE DATE

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Argosy Casino & Hotel
DJ Matt McNealo  -  Mar. 22
Fast Times -  Mar. 23
Call for info:

816-746-3100

This Weekend at O'Malley's Pub
(816) 640-5235 Weston, MO   
Friday, Mar. 22
8pm Damian McCarthy
8pm Bob Reed

Saturday, Mar. 23
2pm Clay Hughes
8pm Bob Reed
8pm Damian McCarthy

Sunday, Mar. 24
3pm Bob Reeder

Weston Coffee Roastery 
413 Main St., Weston, MO
816-640-7045
Wed. - Sun. 8am-5pm
Facebook.com/westoncoffeeroastery
We are located in downtown Weston at 413 Main Street. All of our coffees are fresh-roasted at our location.  We are family owned and operated business.

AMC Barrywoods Theatres
http://www.amctheatres.com/
888-AMC-4FUN


EVENTS

ZONA ROSA
KC Yoga Center
NEW YOGA CLASSES
Get mind and body ready for Spring at KC Yoga Center! Learn how to go deeper into yoga poses or try the two-part Yoga + Weigh loss workshops in March.
SEE FULL SCHEDULE 
uBREAKiFIX
10% Off Repairs
uBreakiFix specializes in electronics repairs of all types! Whether you need Apple iPhone Repair, Samsung Galaxy Repair, Google Pixel Repair, iPad Repair, or Computer Repair, they can help. Now through the end of March, get 10% off repairs. Present offer to redeem.
MORE DETAILS »

Improv Comedy Club - Zona Rosa
Bryan Callen  -  Mar. 22-23
Sunday Showcase  -  Mar. 24
SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT | 21 & over
http://www.improvkc.com

Jowler Creek Winery
Families in our Northwest Missouri communities have been devastated by the rapidly rising flood waters along the Missouri River and its tributaries this week.  We need to help our neighbors.
This weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) we'll be donating 100% of our winetasting proceeds to flood victims through the Second Harvest Community Food Bank disaster relief campaign.  Come in during our regular business hours and taste all 9 of our award winning wines for just $7 and keep the logo wine glass; or taste 5 wines for just $5 and keep the glass. And 100% of your tasting fee will go directly to flood relief.  Want to help even more? For every extra $5 you donate, you'll receive a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing to win a 12-month, single-bottle membership in the Jowler Creek Wine ClubIf you can't make it out this weekend, you can purchase raffle tickets online. We'll draw a winner this Sunday night - check our Facebook page to see who wins! 
This month at Jowler Creek
Wine'd Down Friday Nights
Every Friday Night; 6-9 pm
Join us every Friday night from 6-9 pm with LIVE MUSIC! Come out and "unwine'd" from the work week with your favorite glass of wine in our indoor barrel room while listening to some fantastic live acoustic music by the following musicians:
•  March 22 - Frank Rardon
•  March 29 - Nate Greybilll 
Sangria Sundays
Every Sunday; 11 am-5 pm
Each Sunday in March we'll have a different Sangria available in the tasting room by the glass and carafe:
•  March 24 & 31 - Strawberry Shortcake Sangria
Come out to enjoy each of these unique blends before they're gone!
Sippin' and Singin' Saturday Nights
Every Saturday Night; 6-9 pm
Gather your friends and come relax in our indoor barrel room night with live acoustic rock-and-roll music by the following musicians:
•  March 23 - Nate Greybill
•  March 30 - Jeff Lux
We’ll be selling wine and beer by the glass and bottle, and we’ll also have picnic pails with warm, fresh bread and delectable cheeses and salamis available for purchase. 
Adult Only Easter Keg Hunt
April 13, 14 or 20, 2019
Although our Easter KEG Hunt isn't until April 13th, 14th & 20th we're more than half-way sold out of tickets!  You can scour our vineyard for eggs containing not only candies that pair perfectly with our wines, but for free glasses of wine, coupons for big discounts off our wine, and other great prizes including a mini-keg of BEER! Each person will also get a souvenir wine glass to take home, as well as get a tasting of 5 of the wines off our list. Cost: $10/person or FREE if you sign up for our Creek Club. If you're wanting to attend we recommend booking your tickets ASAP!
Selfies with Baby Animals Photo-Op
March 30 & 31, 2019; 11 am-5 pm
Get ready to break the internet with all the “likes” you’ll get when people see your selfie with our baby bunnies, chicks, and ducks! After you get your photo, taste through our lineup of award-winning wines or take a stroll on our self-guided eco tour to see our sustainability in action for yourself!

Pirtle Winery
Spring is in the air!
Join us this Saturday, March 23 for our Corks & Canvas Class.
Class cost is $40 in advance, and $50 at the door that evening.
Our lovely instructor will be Paige.
Cost includes class instruction, canvas, painting supplies, and light snacks. Discounts will be offered on wine purchases for this evening.
Class will be held in The Cellar-the 1st floor of the winery.
No artistic skills are needed.
Class size is limited. Must be 21 yrs or older.
Purchase tickets at https://www.pirtlewinery.com/Events
We are very excited to announce that we now have a Pirtle Winery Wine Club!  Our wine club offers 20% off six bottles of wine four times a year that you can select for pick up or shipping to your home.  Sign up does require a full year commitment and your card is automatically charged four times a year when we process the current season.  As a club member you also receive additional discounts on wine ordered online, purchased at the winery, and on merchandise. Additional perks include discounts on events held throughout the year and invites to club member only events. Check out the link for full details!  http://www.pirtlewinery.com/Wine-Club

PLATTE CITY

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The Farmer's House

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Market & Cafe Updates 
Downtown Weston Market & Cafe
Our cafe will be closed thru February. This will give us time to test our new menu items and prepare to roll out our new experience in March! 
Westwood Market & MakerSpace - New Hours
Our Westwood Market will open every Wednesday, 10 to 4. We will continue to welcome customers on  days we are not officialy open - a knock on the door or a phone call in advance is all it takes for us to let you in! These changes support the expansion of arts programming for our Farmers. We can't wait to unveil our new Margaret Nerman Art Studio!   
Save The Date

Our Annual Plant Sale is April 26 -28 at the Farm!                   
415 Main Street, Weston, MO 64098
816-640-3276
Mon. - Thurs. 10 - 4
Fri. & Sat. 10-5
Sun. 11-5


Copyright © 2019 Platte County CVB, All rights reserved.

Platte County CVB
11724 NW Plaza Circle
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64153

Tails on the Trails event at Barry Platte Park

Tails on the Trails event at Barry Platte Park

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March 10, 2019 -Daylights Saving Time Begins

www.platteparks.com

There is still time to advertise your business at Platte Ridge Park Ball field complex!

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Keep track of your 2019 Platte County Programs and Events with these handy dandy Magnets!

We will have the new magnets available throughout Platte County. They are perfect fridge 3" x 4" size reminders. If you are interested in a magnet please contact Jackie Halloran, Recreation & Marketing Coordinator at 816-858-3419. Or email jackie.halloran@co.platte.mo.us


April 2019 EVENTS:

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April 22- Earth Day Volunteers needed

Call Sarah at Heartland Tree Alliance 816-561-1086 to Register.

April 27-Looking for Vendors for Tails on the Trails

If interested in being a vendor for our Tails on the Trails event at Barry Platte Park please contact Jackie at 816-858-3419 or click on www.platteparks.com to sign up.

This is a fun family event for dogs of all sizes and shapes! It will be a "paw"fect day in the park!

FREE admission for Vendors and Patrons. Donations to participate in raffle and contests. Prizes & Giveaways! All proceeds will benefit Dogs by Debin and Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter.

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Join us on social media

Like us on Facebook and keep up with the happenings. @platteparksrock


Dont forget to tag #platteparksrock


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WIN KC ROYALS TICKETS!

Earn 1 entry for every Run with DMC Event you participate in for a drawing for 2 Dugout Plaza Royals Tickets and Parking Pass-drawing to be held in May

WHEN? Run with DMC Meet up time is at 5:30 PM on
Wednesdays: March 27, April 24 and May 22.

WHERE? Platte County Community Center NORTH YMCA
IF OUTSIDE: Strollers and dogs welcome!


Platte County Community Centers YMCA North & South

March Youth & Family Programs

NORTH CENTER:
3101 Running Horse Rd.
Platte City, MO 64079
816-858-0114

SOUTH CENTER:
8875 Clark Ave
Parkville, MO 64152
816-505-2622

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March 9, 2019
Kids Night Out ~
5-9 PM
Kiddos ages 2-11

Kids, ages 5-12, will explore, learn, and connect each day!
Tues.(3/19)-1p-5p-Science Day/Swim
Weds.(3/20)-9a-5p-Carnival Day
Fri. (3/22)-9a-5p-Nutrition, group, games, water safety, swimming

Sat, March 9
Kids Night Out ~ 5-9 PM

March 15, 2019
Tween Night Out~
6:30 - 10 PM
Kiddos ages 12-14

March 18-22, 2019
Spring into Action at the Y Spring Break
9AM - 1 PM
Kiddos ages 5-11

March 19 & 21
Kids Day Out 1-4pm

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Other Platte County events.....Sign up now!

There are a few spots open for March 16 Pickle-ball Clinic

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Reservations are open for Barry Platte Park Shelters and Platte Ridge Park Shelter

To make a shelter or ball field reservation please call Jackie 816-858-3419 or email Jackie.

You can check out the schedule on our website to see what is available.


 
 

Platte County Parks & Recreation | 415 Third Street, Platte City, MO 64079

PCEDC March In Action

PCEDC March In Action


March Calendar Reminders


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KCI Area Development Committee
Thursday, March 7th at 7:30 am
Platte County Resource Center

  • Please join us as we plan for the year and discuss the new I-29 Corridor and KCI Area Land Development taskforces

KCI TIF and Platte Purchase TIF Advisory Committees
Wednesday, March 20th at 8:00 am
Platte County Resource Center

Public Policy Committee
Tuesday, March 26th at 7:30 am
Platte County Resource Center

Board of Directors
Friday, March 29th at 7:30 am
Platte County Resource Center



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PCEDC MISSION | Promote and enhance economic development in Platte County

Platte County Economic Development Council | 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64153

PCEDC February Newsletter

PCEDC February Newsletter

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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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PCEDC MISSION | Promote and enhance economic development in Platte County

Platte County Economic Development Council | 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64153

Platte County DWI Treatment Court achieving success

Platte County DWI Treatment Court achieving success:

Only two of 119 graduates has been convicted of another DWI

When Platte County began the first DWI Treatment Court in the Kansas City metro area nearly eight years ago, Judge Dennis Eckold and Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd were cautiously optimistic that it would be a success. But neither one of them would have predicted that only two of the court’s 119 graduates would be convicted of another DWI.

Judge Eckold said, “When we set out to plan a DWI Treatment Court about 8 1⁄2 years ago, we wanted to change behaviors and drastically reduce repeat offenses. We wanted to try to get to the root of the problem. This program is sobriety court. It’s about being accountable and committed. It’s a rigorous program with many requirements. It’s not perfect, but I’m very encouraged by the results so far.”

A recent recidivism study confirms the startling success of the court. With a recidivism rate of less than 2%, the court is achieving a success rate that is nearly unheard of in criminal justice. By comparison, a recent study by the Pew Charitable Trusts showed that, in 12 states including Missouri, 37 percent of people sent to prison for any crime were back in prison within three years.

Zahnd said, “Treatment courts are an incredibly effective alternative to prison that often cut short what otherwise would become a life of crime.”

Zahnd recounted meeting two graduates of the Platte County DWI Treatment Court in 2018 during Parkville’s annual Independence Day parade. Both men credited the treatment court for “saving their lives” by helping them escape the bonds of alcoholism.

“Platte County’s DWI Treatment Court changes people’s lives for the better, and that’s good for our entire community,” Zahnd said.

Platte County’s DWI Treatment Court began in 2012, and was the first of its kind in the Kansas City metro. In the years following, Platte County has added mental health and drug treatment courts. The county is now working to establish a veteran’s court.

The DWI Treatment Court is a comprised of a team that includes:

  • The Platte County Circuit Court

  • The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

  • The Missouri Department of Probation and Parole

  • Tri-County Mental Health Services

  • Midwest ADP (which provides probation and counseling services)

  • The Platte County Sheriff’s Department (which provides trackers)

  • Northland Alternative Service Program

  • Electronic Sentencing Alternatives

  • Tomo Drug Testing

  • Professor Greg Plumb of Park University

  • Criminal defense attorney Mark Ferguson

It is funded by the Clay-Platte-Ray mental health levy.

Tri-County Mental Health Services CEO Tom Petrizzo said, “The Platte County DWI Court is a great example of a highly successful community partnership. It brings together court personnel, prosecutor, defense bar, probation and treatment specialists who, in unison, create a positive lasting impact on individuals and families who may be struggling with the adverse effects of addiction.”

The DWI Treatment Court holds periodic graduation ceremonies, which are open to the public. The next graduation ceremony is scheduled for February 28 at 3:00 p.m. in the Platte County Commission Meeting Room.

For more information, please contact Tanya Faherty, media liaison for the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, at (816) 858-3476 or via email at tfaherty@co.platte.mo.us.

RSVP for the First Quarter Luncheon!

RSVP for the First Quarter Luncheon!

PLATTE COUNTY EDC 1ST QUARTER LUNCHEON
Best in the Midwest | Missouri DED


Join us as we hear about the Best in the Midwest initiative and how it will transform Missouri's Department of Economic Development into the top economic development agency in the Midwest.

 

Sponsored by:

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Panel discussion speakers:

  • Rob Dixon, Director, Department of Economic Development

  • Michael Lanahan, Director, Business and Community Solutions

  • Amy Sublett, Director, Missouri One Start

  • Maggie Kost, Director, Strategy and Performance

When:
March 1, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Where:
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
777 Northwest Argosy Casino Pkwy 
Riverside, MO 64150


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PCEDC MISSION | Promote and enhance economic development in Platte County

Platte County Economic Development Council | 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64153

Delayed Start 2/7/19

Due to inclement weather, the courthouse and county offices will have a delayed start tomorrow morning, 2/7/19, opening at 10am.

PCEDC Reminder: Inclement Weather Policy

PCEDC Reminder: Inclement Weather Policy

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Inclement Weather Policy Reminder

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In case of inclement weather, PCEDC will cancel scheduled committee meetings if the Park Hill School District closes.


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PCEDC MISSION | Promote and enhance economic development in Platte County

Platte County Economic Development Council | 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64153

PCEDC February In Action

PCEDC February In Action

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February Calendar Reminders

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KCI Area Development Committee
Your input is needed for this important meeting
Thursday, February 7th at 7:30 am
Platte County Resource Center

  • We will discuss the new taskforces (I-29 Corridor and KCI Area Land Development) and set agendas for the year.

Presidents Day
The PCEDC office will be closed on Monday, February 18th in observance of Presidents Day.

KCI TIF and Platte Purchase TIF Advisory Committees
Wednesday, February 20th at 8:00 am
Platte County Resource Center

Public Policy Committee
Thursday, February 21st at 7:30 am
Platte County Resource Center

Board of Directors
Friday, February 22nd at 7:30 am
Platte County Resource Center


Platte County EDC First Quarter Luncheon

Friday, March 1st from 11:30 am - 1:00pm
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa

Join us for special guest speaker Rob Dixon with the Missouri Department of Economic Development. For more details or to sign up, click below.

Sponsored by:


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PCEDC MISSION | Promote and enhance economic development in Platte County

Platte County Economic Development Council | 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64153

PCEDC January Newsletter

PCEDC January Newsletter

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A NOTE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

DALE BROUK, FIVESTAR LIFESTYLES

Last week at the Board meeting we provided the 2018 Annual Report which sums up a remarkable year of accomplishments under the leadership of Past Chair Aaron Schmidt.

As I look forward to my role as the 2019 Chairman it comes with cautious optimism. The economy is strong today but headwinds from China, Brexit, and an ever changing political environment can be cause for reflection. These global headwinds coupled with state and local hurdles challenge us every day and it is how we work through them that make our companies better, stronger and more profitable. I have always lived by the motto “change is good, you must embrace it and make it work for you!”

The Platte County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) has its own set of challenges in 2019. We again are faced will a zero based budget, which in simple terms means our revenues equal our expenses. As with our own businesses we should not be satisfied with breaking even. I am asking you to please keep in the forefront what PCEDC has done for your business and Platte County.

I look forward to serving as Chairman and working with my team, Mike Duffy, Co-Chair, Mike Reik, Treasurer and the Past Chair, Aaron Schmidt. And as we all know, none of this happens without Alicia Stephens, Stephanie Deppen and Molly Ramirez. A special thanks to Stephanie Neppl for all her help in 2018 and we wish her the best of success in her new endeavors in Iowa.

Let 2019 bring success to ongoing projects such as KCI Airport and the Northland Youth Sports Complex. Read on to find ways you can involved. We can't do our work without your support.


PLATTE COUNTY EDC 1ST QUARTER LUNCHEON

Best in the Midwest | Missouri DED

Join us as we hear about the Best in the Midwest initiative and how it will transform Missouri's Department of Economic Development into the top economic development agency in the Midwest.

Sponsored by:

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Guest Speakers: 

Director, Rob Dixon and other leaders from the Missouri Department of Economic Development

When:
March 1, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Where:
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
777 Northwest Argosy Casino Pkwy 
Riverside, MO 64150

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Opportunities for Involvement

Strategic Plan Update

The mission of PCEDC is to promote, enhance and grow economic development in Platte County, MO. In so doing, we strive to improve the business environment, our communities and the quality of life in all of Platte County. In late 2017, consultant Janet Ady conducted interviews with key stakeholders and a year ago she provided her report. Based on her findings, we got to work on the new plan. 2018 was the year of refinement and the new plan is a result of that effort. All strategies are mapped out in detail in our strategic plan.

View the 2019 Strategic Plan


MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP

JOIN A COMMITTEE / TASKFORCE

PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE
Co-Chairs: Mike Kellam and Tim Kelley 
Advocate for development of public regulatory agencies and advise on positions the PCEDC should take on ballot and legislative issues.
MORE DETAILS

KCI AREA DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Co-Chairs: Darren Hennen and Duane Soper
Develop real estate opportunities in the Kansas City International Airport business district, Twin Creeks and along the I-29 corridor. The efforts of two NEW taskforces will be under this committee.

  • I-29 CORRIDOR TASKFORCE: This taskforce will consider opportunities for greenfield development as well as identifying areas needing redevelopment/ reinvestment / repurposing.

  • KCI AREA LAND DEVELOPMENT TASKFORCE: This taskforce will be tasked with looking at the potential for development of the thousands of acres on the west side of the airport as well as land in the KCI Area Plan.

MORE DETAILS

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS COMMITTEE
This committee oversees the operation of the PCEDC. Its tasks includes a quarterly meeting to review financial reports and make recommendations to the executive committee.The efforts of two NEW taskforces will be under this committee.

  • BYLAWS AND BOARD STRUCTURE TASKFORCE: This taskforce will study the PCEDC bylaws and make revision recommendations to the Board. The taskforce falls under the key strategy, as noted in the strategic plan, "Strengthen the Organization." Co-Chairs: TBD

  • MEMBERSHIP STRUCTURE TASKFORCE: Participants of this taskforce will study the historic data to determine trends as they relate to the work plan for each particular year. Co-Chairs: TBD

MORE DETAILS

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Committee Meetings

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

KCI Area Development Committee, 7:30 AM on Thursday, February 7
KCI & Platte Purchase Advisory Committees, 8:00 AM on Wednesday, February 20
Public Policy Committee 7:30 AM on Thursday, February 21
Board of Directors, 7:30 AM on Friday, February 22

*New password for viewing meeting minutes is: action20


News & Updates

KCMO Pre-K Sales Tax Ballot Issue

As recommended by the Public Policy Committee, the PCEDC Board of Directors took a position regarding the proposed KCMO Pre-K sales tax ballot issue. John Elliott made the motion that although the PCEDC believes in the need for Pre-K education for ALL children, it does not support the proposed sales tax as a funding mechanism. Dale Brouk seconded the motion. Cathleen Flournoy and Nathan BeVelle abstained. The remaining Board members voted in favor and the motion passed. The PCEDC feels strongly that this discussion needs to occur with our leaders at the State.


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

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Investor News

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

Congratulations to Garver for celebrating its 100th year in business. READ MORE

Zona Rosa wants your input! Provide your feedback by taking a BRIEF SURVEY.

Kansas City Aviation Department reports that 11,850,825 passengers traveled through KCI Airport in 2018, up 3.0% from 2017. December totals were up 3.6% from 2017 figures, with 947,120 passengers arriving and departing through KCI's gates during the month, which marked the busiest December on record.

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 MidContinent Public Library. REGISTER HERE


Transportation Infrastructure Update

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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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

Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa

City of Weston

CVS Health

EDC of Kansas City

FiveStar Lifestyles

Gardner Construction

Harley-Davidson

Hunt Midwest

KCI Auto Auction

McCownGordon Construction


NEVER MISS NEWS AN UPDATE

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Connect with us to get early updates and Platte County business news.

 
 

PCEDC MISSION | Promote and enhance economic development in Platte County

Platte County Economic Development Council | 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 400Kansas City, MO 64153

January What's Goin ON?

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www.platteparks.com

2019 Upcoming Programs and New 2019 Program Magnets

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2019 Program Magnets

We will have the new magnets available throughout Platte County. They are perfect fridge 3" x 4" size reminders. If you are interested in a magnet please contact Jackie Halloran, Recreation & Marketing Coordinator at 816-858-3419. Or email jackie.halloran@co.platte.mo.us

2019 PROGRAMS

March 16 - Pickleball Clinic
April 27 - Tails on the Trails
June 1 - Tour De Platte/National Trails Day
June 8 - Free Fishing Day
June 12,19,26 - Summer Day Camp Program
July 13 - Instructional Kayak & Canoe
Aug 3 - Youth Sports Fest
Aug 24 - MO River Float
Sept 13 - Ready Set Glow Walk
Oct 19 - Art in the Park
Dec 14 - Breakfast with Santa
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This is the schedule set for 2019. Platte County Parks and Recreation are collaborating with partners and are adding more programs and events to this list. Please check out website as we move into 2019 for updates. www.platteparks.com

Platte Ridge Park Ball field Banner Program

Platte Ridge Park is a very popular place to be during the season-March thru October. We are anticipating over 50,000 visitors in 2019. Signing up for our our banner program will promote your business to local and traveling park users. Sign up today for the chance to get your business name out there! First come first serve. Spaces are filling up fast!

For questions and more info 816-858-3419 or jackie.halloran@co.platte.mo.us

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Looking for Vendors for Tails on the Trails

If interested in being a vendor for our Tails on the Trails event at Barry Platte Park please contact Jackie at 816-858-3419 or click on www.platteparks.com to sign up.

This is a fun family event for dogs of all sizes and shapes! It will be a "paw"fect day in the park!

FREE admission for Vendors and Patrons. Donations to participate in raffle and contests. Prizes & Giveaways! All proceeds will benefit Dogs by Debin and Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter.

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Join us on social media

Like us on Facebook and keep up with the happenings. @platteparksrock

Dont forget to tag #platteparksrock


RUN WITH DMC

Brought to you by: Direct Medical Care, Platte City Parks and Platte County Parks

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WIN KC ROYALS TICKETS!

Earn 1 entry for every Run with DMC Event you participate in for a drawing for 2 Dugout Plaza Royals Tickets and Parking Pass-drawing to be held in May

Run with DMC Meet up time is at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, January 30. Platte County Parks & Rec and Platte City Parks & Rec partnered with Dr. Ann Riggs from Direct Medical Care and her RUN with DMC program. Run, Walk or Bike Club!!

Strollers and dogs welcome!

Platte County Community Centers YMCA North & South
February Youth & Family Programs


NORTH CENTER:
3101 Running Horse Rd.
Platte City, MO 64079
816-858-0114

SOUTH CENTER:
8875 Clark Ave
Parkville, MO 64152
816-505-2622


February 9, 2019
Kids Night Out ~
5-9 PM
Kiddos ages 2-11

February 15, 2019
Tween Night Out~
6:30 - 10 PM
Kiddos ages 12-14

February 18, 2019
Kids Day Out for Monday, President's Day
1-4 PM
Kiddos ages 2-11

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February 18, 2019
Kids Day In ~ 1-4 PM

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Sat, February 9
Kids Night Out ~ 5-9 PM

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PCEDC January In Action!

PCEDC January In Action!

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January PCEDC Calendar Reminders

KCI Area Development 

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  • KCI Area Development Committee will NOT meet in January.

KCI TIF and Platte Purchase TIF Advisory Committees

  • KCI TIF and Platte Purchase TIF advisory committees will jointly meet on Wednesday, January 16th, at 8:00 am in the Platte County Resource Center.

Public Policy Meeting

  • The Public Policy Committee will meet on Thursday, January 17th at 7:30 am in the Platte County Resource Center. 

Board of Directors

  • The Board of Directors will meet Friday, January 25th at 7:30 am in the Platte County Resource Center. 


STAY CONNECTED:

 
 

Platte County Economic Development Council, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64153

Platte County EDC News - December 2018

Platte County EDC News - December 2018


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Business Excellence Award Luncheon


Thank you to our sponsors, elected officials and members for your support of our 28th Business Excellence Awards.  We honored 18 Platte County businesses, and you can read all about them and see photos here

A special thanks to the Park Hill and Platte County R-3 students who assisted with photographs and registration. Members voted on a slate of nominees at the luncheon. New member-elected Board members are:

  • Helmut Derra - Haldex

  • Heather Fitzgerald - Transystems

  • George Katz - Hilton KCI

  • Mark Ward - Mark One Electric

  • Lauren Kepler - JE Dunn  


Upcoming Meeting and Events

Committee Meetings

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

  • KCI Area Development will NOT meet again until February 7, 2019. 

  • KCI TIF Advisory Committee and Platte Purchase TIF Advisory Committee will meet at 8:00 am on Wednesday, January 16th.

  • Public Policy Committee will meet at 7:30 am on Thursday, January 17th.

  • The Platte County EDC Board of Directors will meet at 7:30 am on Friday, January 25th.

To view the PCEDC events calendar, click here.

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


Platte County Hiring Events and 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


Investor News

Click here to read the latest news from the KCI New Terminal project from Edgemoor.

North KC 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. Register online here


Transportation Infrastructure Update

  • Kansas City secures $25 million in Federal funds for Buck O'Neil Bridge. Read more here.

  • Follow construction on the new I-29 bridge near Tiffany Springs MarketCentre here

  • Skyview from Ambassador Drive to Tiffany Springs Road will go to bid soon.

  • Work on 64th Street & Prairie View Road has begun. Follow the project here. Project details are being finalized for the southern section of the NW Prairie View Road work.

  • Bids for the 72nd Street project are due next month. Construction will start late fall/early spring with a 18-24 month completion time frame. 


LEADERSHIP INVESTORS



PLATINUM PLUS INVESTORS


 
 

PLATINUM INVESTORS


Park Hill School District
Platte-Clay Electric
Platte County R-3 School District
ROSNET
Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
Trammell Crow Co.
TranSystems
Velociti
Wells Bank

11500 Ambassador
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
Citi
City of Weston
EDC of Kansas City
Five Star Lifestyles
Gardner Construction
Harley-Davidson
Hunt Midwest
KCI Auto Auction
McCownGordon Construction
MD Management


 
 

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

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