Groundbreaking held for I-29 bridge, Tiffany Springs improvements

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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

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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 …

234 Boardwalk-Antioch Expands Route: New service to East and West Tiffany Springs

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234 Boardwalk-Antioch: Map – Schedule RideKC’s 234 Boardwalk-Antioch will be expanded to serve jobs in East Tiffany Springs and West Tiffany Springs, beginning Monday, July 2, 2018. New service will be added north of Boardwalk Square Park & Ride. The route will expand to add hourly service throughout the middle of the day on weekdays. See the map below for the new route. To travel …

Summer intern recaps time with the Platte County EDC

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The summer of 2018 has been one of learning and new experiences. PCEDC’s summer intern position was filled by Taryn Firkins, a strategic communications student at Oklahoma State University and Platte County R-III graduate. The past eight weeks have flown by. I started my summer off interning at the Platte County EDC. The first few days, I met board members, …

Platte County remains #1 in population growth in Missouri

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Platte County remains the fastest growing county in the State of Missouri, according to the most recent US Census Bureau estimates. The population of Platte County reached 101,187 as of July 1, 1017 population estimates. That is a 13.3% increase since the 2010 Census, and a 27% increase since the 2000 Census. To see how all Missouri counties did in …

Platte County EDC Celebrates 30 years

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The Platte County Economic Development Council celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special luncheon on Friday, June 1st at the KCI Marriott. Platte County EDC Chairman Aaron Schmidt of Hunt Midwest welcomed the group of 175 people in attendance. Alongside PCEDC Executive Director Alicia Stephens, Schmidt recognized elected officials, the organization’s executive committee, board members and premier investors. Stephens and Schmidt …

Joint Luncheon Recap

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The Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce held the annual Joint Luncheon in partnership with the Platte County EDC and the Clay County EDC on May 22, 2018 at the KCI Hilton. The luncheon was sponsored by Hunt Midwest Real Estate. The luncheon had over 300 attendees including PCEDC partners, legislators and local businesses. The NRC Chair, Rosemary Salerno recognized and …

2018 Community Development Day recap

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Thanks to our great partners and communities who helped make our 4th annual Community Development Day such a great success. The Platte County EDC hosted 85 commercial brokers, real estate developers, community representatives and sponsors at its third annual Community Development Day on Monday, May 14th. The event provided a full day of networking at The National Golf Club in …

Rehab work on the Buck O’Neil Bridge set to begin in mid May

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The Missouri Department of Transportation is gearing up for a short-term rehabilitation project on the Buck O’Neil (Broadway) Bridge. Work is tentatively set to begin Saturday, May 19, which will result in the closure of all southbound traffic lanes (Route 169) across the Missouri River through November. Southbound traffic on the Buck O’Neil (Broadway/Route 169) Bridge and I-29 will be directed …

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 …