Platte County EDC announces new Executive Director

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In June, Platte County Economic Development Council executive director Alicia Stephens announced her retirement as soon as her replacement could be found.  The executive committee of the PCEDC is pleased to announce its search team’s decision.  Matthew Tapp has been chosen as the PCEDC’s new executive director.  He will begin his role on September 23rd.  Tapp is the organization’s third …

Terminal Workforce Enhancement Programs Public Meeting

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Edgemoor / Clark | Weitz | Clarkson Project Team (Edgemoor) is conducting a Needs Evaluation for the New Single Terminal and Parking at KCI project. Edgemoor will be offering employee-focused programs to help build and support a sustainable workforce over the next several years. Public input is vital to assessing the demand for programs such as workforce training, free/subsidized transportation, …

Insights on Insight Missouri

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With our partners from the City of Riverside and the Kansas City Aviation Department, the Platte County Economic Development Council was a sponsor of Insight Missouri which is a marketing event coordinated by the Missouri Partnership and Missouri Economic Development Council and Missouri Department of Economic Development. The purpose of the event is to learn from and connect with site selection …

Build KCI – Groundbreaking Celebration Attracts Hundreds

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The Platte County Economic Development Council celebrated the long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony to build a new single terminal at the Kansas City International Airport with the Kansas City Aviation Department, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, major airlines, developer Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC), elected officials, Platte County and metro community leaders and partners, the …

PCEDC’s Quarterly Luncheon: How Do We Make Missouri The Best?

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The Platte County Economic Development Council held its first Quarterly Member Luncheon on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa. Sponsored by Citizens Savings & Loan, the luncheon featured a panel from the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) who provided insight on how they plan to make Missouri the Best in Midwest. PCEDC Chairman, Dale …

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 labor basin to complete the assessment. We are excited to share the findings with you. A special thank you to …

Featured Investor: Platte County IDA

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The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) of Platte County Missouri is organized as an industrial development corporation under Chapter 349 of the Revised Statues of Missouri state statute. The IDA was officially formed in September 1979. According to Chapter 349 of Missouri statute the IDA can issue bonds to assist in the following activities: An eligible “Project means the purchase, construction, …

PCEDC Members Tour McCormick Distillery

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The Platte County EDC hosted its first “Members Only” tour of 2016 at McCormick Distillery. Those who attended had the opportunity to learn about the history of the facility and see the recently renovated bourbon distilling operation. The PCEDC members are one of the first groups to tour the operation in nearly 20 years. Tyler French, Plant Manager, walked the …

Platte County Provides Best Quality of Life in Missouri

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Platte County ranked #1 out of 115 counties in Missouri for quality of life in a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Platte also ranked second highest for health factors. The 2016 County Health Rankings compares differences on a broad range of indicators that affect quality of life and health among almost every county throughout the US. Platte …

March Quarterly Membership Luncheon Recap

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March Quarterly Membership Luncheon Recap – Platte County Economic Development Council On Friday, March 4th the Platte County Economic Development Council hosted its first Quarterly Membership Luncheon of the year at the KCI Marriott. With the theme of “Platte County Success Stories”, the luncheon saw 120 in attendance and featured a CEO panel with executives from three successful Platte County …