We’re a non-profit organization committed to maximizing economic well-being and opportunity throughout Clay County.
Through the partnership of private and public sectors, we’ve created and retained thousands of Clay County jobs and millions of dollars in new capital investment since our founding in 1967.
Our affiliate organizations provide several services, including capital for small businesses through the 504 debenture and revolving loan programs.
The 587 Project is a blueprint for the development of vacant land at one of Greater Kansas City’s most strategic locations: I-435 and Highway 152. Christened the “587 Project” by adding the two highway numbers. The plan includes a feasibility study and research to jump start development in the largely vacant land around this interchange.
To this end, the EDC contracted with the Olsson engineering firm to create plans for a regional destination complex. The goal is to lay the groundwork for public/private development that would feature Class A office space, unique civic spaces and regional entertainment venues. Olsson is currently examining successful features in other areas in order to create a list of those best suited to the interchange.