29th Annual Business Excellence Awards

Shianne Kolts News

The Platte County Economic Development Council celebrated its 29th Annual Business Excellence Luncheon on Friday, December 6th at the Embassy Suites KCI.  Since 1991, the Platte County EDC has given 183 Business Excellence Awards.  The main event sponsor was the Kansas City Aviation Department, Bank of Weston sponsored a gift item to all guests, Five Star Lifestyles was the award …

PCEDC is Hiring a Marketing & PR Manager

PCEDC Staff News

The Platte County Economic Development Council is hiring a Marketing & Public Relations Manager to perform business development, marketing, and research activities. Interested professionals should send a cover letter, resume and references to mtapp@plattecountyedc.com. The compensation package is competitive in our market. Platte County residency is not required, therefore moving expenses will not be covered. Resumes will be accepted until the …

Mayor Lucas Speaks to Northland at PCEDC’s Quarterly Luncheon

PCEDC Staff News

The Platte County Economic Development Council held its third Quarterly Member Luncheon on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Kansas City Airport Marriott. Sponsored by North Kansas City Hospital, the luncheon featured Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas who spoke about building the Kansas City of the future. PCEDC Chairman, Dale Brouk of FiveStar Lifestyles emceed the event and kicked off …

Kansas City Breaks Ground on Twin Creeks Infrastructure

PCEDC Staff News

The groundbreaking for the Platte Purchase Drive, Line Creek Parkway, and North Tiffany Springs Road improvements was held Tuesday, September 3rd in Kansas City. The speakers included Councilman Dan Fowler, Alicia Stephens, Executive Director of the Platte County EDC, Erika Feingold of MD Management, and Wes Minder of the City of Kansas City, Missouri. “With today’s transportation infrastructure groundbreaking, the …

Updated Dates for TWEP Needs Assessment Meetings

PCEDC Staff News

The updated times and locations for the Terminal Workforce Enhancement Programs (TWEP) Needs Assessment public meetings are shown below. Please also share your feedback online by September 12 at surveymonkey.com/r/KCIAirport

Platte County EDC announces new Executive Director

PCEDC Staff News

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

PCEDC Staff News

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, …

Traffic Impacts at Old Tiffany Springs Road

PCEDC Staff News

Be prepared for traffic impacts coming to Platte County in August. KCMO says, traffic on Old Tiffany Springs Road is going to take a definite hit, starting Aug. 5, when bridge demolition and construction gets underway. The Old Tiffany Springs Road Bridge is expected to remain closed for several months.   Closure 1: Old Tiffany Springs Road Old Tiffany Springs …

Retirement Announcement

PCEDC Staff News

Alicia Stephens, Executive Director of the Platte County Economic Development Council, has announced that she will retire by the end of this year. Stephens is completing her second stint with the PCEDC, this one for seven years as its director. She will be retained as Special Projects Coordinator and will focus on successful completion of the Northland Sports Complex. PCEDC …

Coffee and Conversation with KCMO Mayoral Candidates

PCEDC Staff News

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the Northland Regional Chamber (NRC), Platte County EDC, Clay County EDC, and Northland Neighborhoods, Inc. hosted the KCMO Mayoral Candidates, Councilwoman Jolie Justus and Councilman Quinton Lucas for coffee and conversation. The Royal Room at Briarcliff provided a wonderful space for the event. Moderated by NRC Chairman Darren Hennen, the candidates discussed several subjects about …