Platte County remains #1 in population growth in Missouri

PCEDC Staff News

Platte County remains the fastest growing county in the State of Missouri, according to the most recent US Census Bureau estimates. The population of Platte County reached 101,187 as of July 1, 1017 population estimates. That is a 13.3% increase since the 2010 Census, and a 27% increase since the 2000 Census. To see how all Missouri counties did in …

Platte County EDC Celebrates 30 years

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The Platte County Economic Development Council celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special luncheon on Friday, June 1st at the KCI Marriott. Platte County EDC Chairman Aaron Schmidt of Hunt Midwest welcomed the group of 175 people in attendance. Alongside PCEDC Executive Director Alicia Stephens, Schmidt recognized elected officials, the organization’s executive committee, board members and premier investors. Stephens and Schmidt …

Joint Luncheon Recap

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The Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce held the annual Joint Luncheon in partnership with the Platte County EDC and the Clay County EDC on May 22, 2018 at the KCI Hilton. The luncheon was sponsored by Hunt Midwest Real Estate. The luncheon had over 300 attendees including PCEDC partners, legislators and local businesses. The NRC Chair, Rosemary Salerno recognized and …

2018 Community Development Day recap

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Thanks to our great partners and communities who helped make our 4th annual Community Development Day such a great success. The Platte County EDC hosted 85 commercial brokers, real estate developers, community representatives and sponsors at its third annual Community Development Day on Monday, May 14th. The event provided a full day of networking at The National Golf Club in …

Rehab work on the Buck O’Neil Bridge set to begin in mid May

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The Missouri Department of Transportation is gearing up for a short-term rehabilitation project on the Buck O’Neil (Broadway) Bridge. Work is tentatively set to begin Saturday, May 19, which will result in the closure of all southbound traffic lanes (Route 169) across the Missouri River through November. Southbound traffic on the Buck O’Neil (Broadway/Route 169) Bridge and I-29 will be directed …

Library Hosts Small Business Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

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Kansas City, MO – Mid-Continent Public Library’s Square One Small Business  Services division, in partnership with the Clay County Economic Development Council, will host a Small Business Bootcamp for aspiring entrepreneurs on Friday, March 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at MCPL’s Woodneath Library Center (8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO 64157). “We’re very excited to offer another business …

PCEDC March Member Luncheon features Business Leaders Panel

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Platte County EDC held its first member quarterly luncheon of 2018 on Friday, March 2nd at the Hilton KCI. The luncheon featured a panel of Platte County business leaders who shared their experiences and successes in the Platte County business community. Following recognition of elected officials, board members, high-level investors and economic development partners, PCEDC Chairman Aaron Schmidt moderated a …

2018 Sector Update

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Industrial Market Vacancy for the fourth quarter of 2017 for Platte County’s industrial sector was 4.8%, down from 10.8% in the fourth quarter of 2016. Net absorption for the quarter was 497,164, according to the CBRE Kansas City Industrial Report. The vacancy rate in Platte County has dropped from 15.6% since 3Q 2016. Fourth quarter 2017 transactions in Platte County …

March Quarterly Luncheon

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Platte County EDC will hold its first member quarterly luncheon of 2018 on Friday, March 2nd at the Hilton KCI from 11.30am-1pm. The luncheon will feature a panel of Platte County business leaders sharing their experiences and successes in the Platte County business community. Our confirmed speakers are: Ryan Fischer, Vice President of Business Development at Tiffany Springs Rehabilitation & …

Platte County EDC Hiring Fair a success

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The Platte County EDC, along with the Full Employment Council and Department of Workforce Development, hosted a hiring fair on January 24th. Fifteen Platte County companies participated in the event and had more than 100 open positions available. The event was well attended with over 60 applicants. Employers were happy with the turnout of the event, and expressed interest in future …