Platte County Economic Development Council Honored at State Meeting

Lynette Palmer News

At a luncheon yesterday, the Platte County Economic Development Council proudly accepted an award from the Missouri Economic Development Council. The MEDC Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Awards Program recognizes the contribution of BRE to the success of local and regional economic development initiatives. The purpose of the award is to increase the focus on BRE in economic development organizations …

June luncheon includes Economic Development panel

Lynette Palmer News

The Platte County EDC held its second quarterly member luncheon of the year at the KCI Expo Center on Friday, June 2nd.   Platte County EDC Chair Aaron Schmidt of Hunt Midwest started the luncheon by recognizing elected officials, board members and new members who werew present. Top-level investors were also given a gift in recognition of their support of the EDC. An …

Zona Rosa wins two ICSC Maxi Awards

PCEDC Staff News

Platte County’s Zona Rosa took home two ICSC Maxi Awards Monday night in Las Vegas at the ICSC Maxi Awards. Zona Rosa took home a Gold Award for its creative holiday campaign “12 Days of Facebook Live” event in the Digital/Social Media category. A second, unexpected, award was given to Zona Rosa in a special distinction category: ‘Best Digital marketing Campaigns …

2017 Community Development Day recap

PCEDC Staff News

Thanks to our great partners and communities who helped make the 2017 Community Development Day a success! The Platte County EDC hosted 70 commercial brokers, real estate developers, community representatives and sponsors at its third annual Community Development Day on Monday, May 15th. The event provided a full day of networking at The National Golf Club in Parkville through and …

2017 Sector Update

PCEDC Staff News

Industrial Market  Vacancy for the first quarter of 2017 for Platte County’s industrial sector was 10.8%, down from 11.6% in the fourth quarter of 2016. Net absorption for the quarter was 105,888, according to the CBRE Kansas City Industrial Report. David Hinchman, an Industrial Broker for CBRE, said “The Kansas City industrial market has posted 22 consecutive quarters of positive …

Three Platte County companies win Cornerstone awards

PCEDC Staff News

The EDC of Kansas City announced its Cornerstone Award winners, and three Platte County businesses are among the winners: MULTIVAC is a “Cornerstone Winner” k12itc was named an “Innovation Winner” Kansas City Sausage was named a “Made in Kansas City Winner.” All three companies were Platte County EDC Business Excellence Award winners in 2016. Huge congratulations to all three companies! Read more.

Platte County EDC members tour Martinea

PCEDC Staff News

Platte County EDC held a member tour on Friday, April 28th at Martinrea in Riverside. Twice a year, PCEDC invites members to be part of a special, behind-the-scenes look at Platte County business. Martinrea, who currently employs 360 people, broke ground on its 275,560 square foot building in the Horizons Business Park in Riverside in April 2014. The auto parts plant, which …

Ride KC – Bus Service Changes for Platte County

PCEDC Staff News

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will hold several public meetings to discuss proposed service changes that would affect Kansas City, Mo., routes beginning in July 2017. Affected routes are numerous and listed in the table attached here. See the reverse side of the bulletin for a summary of changes. KCATA staff will explain the proposed changes, and provide …

CBC Real Estate Group Announces New Retail Development in Parkville

PCEDC Staff News

Parkville, Mo. – The Parkville Economic Development Council announced today that CBC Real Estate Group, a respected national real estate development company based in Kansas City, plans to add up to 46,000 square feet of new retail space in Parkville. CBC Real Estate has been working with the Parkville Economic Development Council over the past several months to formalize land …

March member luncheon features CEO Panel

PCEDC Staff News

The Platte County EDC held its first quarterly member luncheon of the year at the Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa on Friday, March 3rd. Platte County EDC Chair Aaron Schmidt of Hunt Midwest recognized elected officials top-level investors, board members and economic development partners who were present on the day. He then introduced Dr. Margie Vandeven, the Missouri Commissioner of …