25th Annual Business Excellence Awards

PCEDC Staff News

The Platte County Economic Development Council celebrated its 25th Annual Business Excellence Luncheon on Friday, December 11 at the Embassy Suites KCI. The main event sponsor was the Kansas City Aviation Department, and the 20 awards given to winning businesses were provided thanks to Harley-Davidson. All attendees to the luncheon were given a member gift sponsored by Bank of Liberty, while the printed program was sponsored by GBA. An award reception, sponsored by the Embassy Suites KCI, was held prior to the lunch for award winners, elected officials, and Platte County EDC Board members.

Fifteen Platte County companies were awarded Business Excellence awards for job creation and/or significant expansion and investment projects. These 15 companies contributed $241.5 million in private investment, filled over 1.7 million-square-feet of space and currently provide employment to over 3,000 people.

Community Development awards were given from the communities of: Kansas City, Parkville, Platte City, Riverside and Weston. “Our annual Business Excellence lunch is an opportunity for the Platte County EDC and its members to say ‘thank you’ to those businesses which have chosen Platte County as the premier location to operate a successful and profitable business,” said Executive Director Alicia Stephens. “Our businesses are growing and expanding and this was a great event focused on celebrating our businesses’ success.”

To read more about the award-winning businesses and see photos, please click here. A powerpoint presentation is also available to view here.