Welcome, Molly!

PCEDC Staff News

The Platte County EDC is proud to announce its’ newest staff member.  Molly Ramirez has joined the PCEDC team in the Marketing/PR position.  She started on December 3rd.  To read more about Molly and her contact info, please click here.

PCEDC 2018 Business Excellence Award Luncheon

Stephanie Deppen News

Please join the Platte County Economic Development Council as we recognize businesses that have made a significant impact on Platte County through the development of jobs and economic growth. When:  Friday, December 7, 2018 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Where:  Embassy Suites KCI 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy Kansas City, MO 64153 Sponsored by: RSVP HERE!

Platte County Students participate in National Manufacturing Day

Stephanie Deppen News

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. Approximately 140 …

Zona Rosa under new management with Trademark Property Company

PCEDC Staff News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 17, 2018) – Zona Rosa, a 1.1 million-square-foot mixed-use town center in Kansas City, Mo., is now under the management of Trademark Property Company, a full-service real estate firm based in Fort Worth, Texas. The mixed-use center includes 983,016 square feet of retail space, 112,615 square feet of office space, 73 residential units, and over 100 …

Dallas company enters Kansas City data center market with big Platte County purchase

PCEDC Staff News

Lincoln Rackhouse, a division of Lincoln Property Co., has acquired a data center campus in Platte County’s AirWorld Center. Located at 11155 NW Airworld Dr. in Kansas City, the two-building campus totals 259,111 square feet and is located on nearly 17 acres just west of KCI International Airport. To read Lincoln Rackhouse’ faull press release, click here, or click here …

PCEDC holds quarterly member luncheon

PCEDC Staff News

The Platte County Economic Development Council held its Quarterly Member Luncheon on September 7, 2018 at the KCI Hilton. The luncheon was sponsored by TranSystems, and features a panel related to the theme of “All Things Transportation.” PCEDC Treasurer Mike Duffy, City of Riverside, served as emcee and kicked off the luncheon by recognizing elected officials, high-level PCEDC investors, board members, …

CVS Health Opens New Retail Distribution Center in Platte County

PCEDC Staff News

KANSAS CITY, MO – CVS Health officially announced the opening of a new retail distribution center in Kansas City, MO, located at 10711 North Congress Avenue in the Skyport Industrial Park.  When fully operational, the new distribution center will add more than 360 new jobs to the Kansas City area, as well as an additional 70 to 100 jobs through work with …

Kansas City breaks ground on Platte County road realignment and reconstruction project

PCEDC Staff News

City of Kansas City leaders gathered in Kansas City, Platte County  to kick off a reconstruction project on NW Prairie View Road. 2nd District Councilmembers Dan Fowler and Teresa Loar  joined project representatives and partners at the August 6th groundbreaking. “This project is another example of patience and tenacity; a project many years in the making,” said Alicia Stephens, PCEDC Ex The  Prairie …

Groundbreaking held for I-29 bridge, Tiffany Springs improvements

PCEDC Staff News

City of Kansas City and Platte County elected officials gathered in the Platte County on Friday, July 30th to attend a groundbreaking for the reconstruction project on Old Tiffany Springs Road. This project will upgrade Old Tiffany Springs Road from N. Congress Avenue to NW Skyview Avenue. Improvements include: new four-lane roadway with a median curb and gutter new sidewalk …

Platte County Sector Update – Summer 2018

PCEDC Staff News

Office: Platte County’s office vacancy rate was 24.5% in Q2 2018, up from 21.6% in Q1 2018 but consistent with vacancy in Q2 2017, according to Costar statistics. The county currently has 911,055 SF of direct space available, and the average rate is $16.13/SF. Overall in the Kansas City metro area, the average lease rate is $19.50, according to CBRE’s …