Platte County Economic Development Council Endorses Ballot Questions

Allison Schultz News

The Platte County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) unanimously voted at its July meeting to endorse the upcoming sales tax ballot questions. In August, voters will consider the extension of a county-wide reduced parks and stormwater control sales tax and the inclusion of a dedicated law enforcement sales tax. “These sales tax questions are very important to future economic development of …

Platte County CARES “Survive & Thrive” Small Business Grant Program

Allison Schultz News

The Platte County Commission established the CARES “Survive & Thrive” Small Business Grant Program on June 8, 2020 to be administered by the Platte County EDC. This program utilizes their CARES Act funds to assist small businesses in Platte County, Missouri.  This program offers grant funding for two purposes: 1. SURVIVE:  shorter-term, smaller amount grant awards intended to keep businesses …

COVID-19- Information and Resources

Allison Schultz News

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, many businesses are facing economic consequences for a situation that is beyond their control. The Platte County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) stands firmly committed to ensuring the economic vitality of businesses in Platte County during this time of uncertainty. We are working with our partners in Platte County and across the State of Missouri to …

29th Annual Business Excellence Awards

Allison Schultz 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 …

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 …