2018 Community Development Day registration

PCEDC Staff News

Please join us as we host local brokers, developers and builders at our annual Community Development Day on May 14th at The National Golf Club of Kansas City. Cost is $250 per member and that includes golf, lunch, drinks on the course and 19th hole drinks and food plus great networking opportunity with the local real estate community and developers. …

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

PCEDC Staff News

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 …

Platte County EDC statement on Harley-Davidson closure

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The Platte County EDC and its partners are saddened to hear about the closure of our local Harley-Davidson plant.  For twenty years Harley-Davidson has been a great partner by bringing this state-of-the-art plant and its well-paying jobs to Platte County and the region. We are working to confirm the timing as we have not had direct contact with local or …

Business Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs held Jan 26

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Kansas City, MO – Mid-Continent Public Library’s Square One Small Business Services division, in partnership with the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Platte County Economic Development Council, is offering local entrepreneurs the chance to expand their tech knowledge and network with other Kansas City business professionals during their Small Business Bootcamp: Usable Technology on Friday, January 26, from …

Platte County hiring fair set for January 24th

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The Platte County Economic Development Council,  Full Employment Council and Department of Workforce Development are hosting a hiring fair Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The event will be held from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Platte County Resource Center, 11724 N.W. Plaza Circle,  Kansas City, MO 64153. Companies and available positions: Challenge Manufacturing – Tool Room, Die Repair, Weld Tech, Auto Tech, …

27th Annual Business Excellence Awards Luncheon

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The Platte County Economic Development Council celebrated its 27th Annual Business Excellence Luncheon on Friday, December 8th at the Embassy Suites KCI. The main event sponsor was the Kansas City Aviation Department, Bank of Weston sponsored a gift item to all guests, Platte Valley Bank was the award sponsor and BankLiberty sponsored the event program. Ten Platte County companies were awarded Business …