PCEDC Overview

The Platte County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) was incorporated on June 20, 1988, as a nonprofit organization to promote economic development in Platte County, Missouri. It began as a partnership between public and private sectors with 61 members, but now has 150 members from more than a dozen sectors.

Platte County is rich with people who love where they live and work—people who are willing to invest both time and money to see their county thrive. In return, they’ve been able to succeed by helping build strong, viable companies and a secure, comfortable way of life.

The PCEDC has encouraged those success stories for nearly 30 years and continues to do so today.

Our Mission

The mission of the PCEDC is to promote, enhance and grow economic development in Platte County, MO. In so doing, we strive to improve the business sector, the environment and the quality of life in our community. The mission of our organization is represented in our plan of work. The strategies of the Platte County Economic Development Council are:

  • Expand new business locations in Platte County
  • Expand and retain business opportunities in Platte County
  • Expand community development outreach opportunities to Platte County cities and towns
  • Increase the perceived value of the PCEDC by its member/investor constituents

These strategies are mapped out in detail in our strategic plan. In December 2006, the PCEDC Board of Directors approved a four-year Strategic Business Plan which was updated in 2010 and 2012. We understand the need to measure our success, to view our strategic plan with results for each year click here.

For a copy of our most current Annual Report, click here.

To date, PCEDC contributions to the economic health of Platte County include the following growth:

  • 51% increase in employment….between 1990-2017. (1990 employment = 23,477 while Q1 2018 employment = 47,297)
  • Industry establishments have grown 63% since 1989 (from 993 to 2,705 as of Q1 2018)
  • 79% increase in salary and wages since 1998. From 435,361,000 in 1998 to 2,071,288,000 for 2017.
  • Increase property valuation…rising from $612.9 million in 1990 to nearly $2.6 billion in 2017.
  • Increase in retail sales…leaping from $321 million in 1990 to over $2 billion in 2017.