Project Announcement: CVS Pharmacy to open distribution center in Platte County

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CVS Pharmacy to open distribution center in Platte County CVS Pharmacy will open a new distribution center in Kansas City, Platte County and with it create 360 new jobs. Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that major retailor CVS Pharmacy will build a new 762,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Kansas City, Mo, at the Skyport Industrial Park. The company’s expansion …

26th Annual Business Excellence Awards Luncheon

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The Platte County Economic Development Council celebrated its 26th Annual Business Excellence Luncheon on Friday, December 9th at the Embassy Suites KCI. The main event sponsor was the Kansas City Aviation Department and the printed programs were sponsored by the North Kansas City Hospital. Thirteen Platte County companies were awarded Business Excellence awards for job creation and/or significant expansion and …

Member Spotlight: Zona Rosa

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Since its grand opening in the Spring of 2004, Zona Rosa has drawn millions of visitors annually.   Zona Rosa is not just in the retail business; instead, it’s in the place-making business.   The innovative mix of retail, dining and entertainment, paired with our signature leisure space component, creates a place for visitors to shop, relax, have fun and do everything …

Platte Co. Students participate in National Manufacturing Day

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Platte County Park Hill and Platte County R-3 students  participated in National Manufacturing Day activities. Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufactures and takes place the first Friday in October. MFG DAY  addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufactures an opportunity to open their doors and show what manufacturing is. …

Workforce Solutions Roundtable Discusses Transportation

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October’s Workforce Solutions Roundtable attracted 31 HR staff from Platte County businesses. The meeting focused on public transportation issues for employers and the CEO & President, Robbie Makinen, of the KCATA participated in the discussion. Employers were able to share why the current public transit is not meeting their needs and provided employee numbers and shift times to help find …

PCEDC Hosts CEO Luncheon

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A CEO Luncheon was held at The National Golf Club of Kansas City, and local businesses and community leaders discussed current challenges including workforce. Those in attendance included representatives from the following sectors: IT, Advance Manufacturing, Logistics & Distribution, Financial Services, and Health Care. Also in attendance were community leaders from KCMO City Council, Platte County Commission, School Superintendents, and …

PCEDC Member Tour Held at Engaged Companies

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A member tour was held at Engage Companies in Parkville with 15 attending to learn more about the growing business, which spans the logistics, technology, finance, and education sectors. Members had the opportunity to hear from the founder, Chad Earwood, on the how the company started and where they are today. Engaged companies operates off five core values: faith, family, …

Featured Investor: Southwest Airlines

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Since 1982, Southwest Airlines has proudly served the Kansas City market. Southwest currently operates 69 daily departures from KCI, with nonstop service to 28 destinations and will begin nonstop service between Kansas City International Airport and San Antonio, Texas beginning in November 2016. In its 45th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers …