24th Business Excellence Awards

PCEDC Staff News

With 350 in attendance, the Platte County Economic Development Council celebrated its 24th Annual Business Excellence Luncheon on Friday, December 12 at the Embassy Suites KCI.  North Kansas City Hospital sponsored the member gift, the printed program was sponsored by TranSystems, and Candid Marketing provided the marketing collateral for the event. A VIP reception, sponsored by the Embassy Suites KCI, …

Featured Investor: Southwest Airlines

PCEDC Staff News

Since 1982, Southwest Airlines has proudly served the Kansas City market. Southwest currently operates 68 daily departures from KCI, with nonstop service to 27 destinations and will begin nonstop service between Kansas City International Airport and John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California in November 2015. Southwest Airlines is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded. …

International Auto Supplier Selects Platte County for New Manufacturing Facility

PCEDC Staff News

April 28, 2014 Ontario, Canada-based Martinrea International,Inc. has selected Riverside, Mo., as the location for a new full-service facility to supply the GM assembly plant in Fairfax, Kan. The company will invest multi-millions in the 275,560-sq.-ft. facility, and create 290 new jobs. Martinrea Riverside, LLC will be located at 5233 NW 41st Street, in Riverside, and will perform four select …

Aviation Technical Services expands to Platte County, creating over 500 new jobs

PCEDC Staff News

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Everett, Wash.-based Aviation Technical Services (ATS) announced the company plans to open a new 607,000-sq.-ft. facility at the KCI Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Base at Kansas City International Airport, creating more than 500 new jobs over the next three to five years with potential for 1,000 employees over time. The company will invest upwards of $7 million. …