Friday Facts: May 20

Friday Facts

Each year the Missouri Chamber picks 25 individuals for their leadership class. This year their professional development program, Leadership Missouri, selected three current and emerging leaders with a direct affiliation to your EDC. Kansas City First District Councilwoman Heather Hall has been extremely active in the “587” project. Angela Castle is the President of KAW Services and serves on our Board of Directors. Wes Marks […]

Friday Facts: May 13

Friday Facts

Before recently being promoted to Platte County R-3’s Director of Community, School and Business, Brian Noller served as the Director of the Northland Career Center in the District. With a school busting at the seams, Brian had a dream and a vision for a new career center in the middle of the Northland. With introductions and guidance […]

Friday Facts: May 6

Friday Facts

Clay County business and political leaders have been fighting for more bus routes for years.  While there is limited service in the Northland, employment centers in the southeastern portion of our county were left to fend for themselves.  That all changed May 1st when RideKC created a new route along 210 Highway.  The discussion first […]

Friday Facts: April 29

Friday Facts

Last Friday Governor Mike Parson appointed the Honorable Timothy Flook as Circuit Judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit. He will fill the Circuit Judge vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Janet L. Sutton to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District. Judge Flook, of Liberty, currently serves as an Associate Circuit Judge for the 7th […]

<strong>Hunt Midwest Expands Property Collection Near Airport</strong>

Hunt Midwest

Hunt Midwest of Clay County has assembled 3,300 acres adjacent to the Kansas City International Airport, which will support up to 18 million square feet of Class A logistics and manufacturing space and more than 8,000 employees.  At completion, the recently dubbed KCI 29 Logistics Park will be the largest logistics park in Missouri, with […]

TIF Plans Bring Growth, Taxes and More in Clay Co.

Although it’s nothing new, questions and criticisms of development incentives like Tax Increment Financing (TIF) usually involve stereotypes about “greedy developers” and “taxpayer rip-offs.” Although each case is unique, several Northland projects tell a different story – a story the EDC sees firsthand on a regular basis. Two of the most visible examples are the […]

<strong>Local Students Join Battle Bots Competition</strong>

Bots KC

Three Northland teams comprised of approximately 25 students joined the BotsKC competition April 22 and 23 at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City. The Northland competitors faced more than 20 metro area schools in the exciting competition over two days. The event was the first in two years that was open to spectators. Kim Palomarez, […]

Friday Facts: April 22

Friday Facts

Our friends from Kansas City Planning shared their first quarter residential permits issued report. Of the 913 permits given during the first three months of 2022, 588 (64.4%) were issued in Clay County. Our partners in Platte County had 139 issued. In all, the Northland accounted for 727 permits (79.6%). People are coming to the Northland because of the […]

<strong>EDC Plans Cinco de Mayo Eve Event</strong>

The Clay County Economic Development Council will hold a special Cinco De Mayo Eve event from 5 to 7 p.m. May 4. The EDC will host the Northland Chamber of Commerce for a special Cinco de Mayo happy hour at iWerx in Gladstone. Margaritas, Cinco de Mayo appetizers, a Mandalorian challenge and networking will be […]

<strong>More Data Center Development for Clay County</strong>

Golden Plains Tech Park

Clay County is experiencing a significant trend in the development of large data centers.  Meta (Facebook) was recently identified as the entity behind a massive data center planned for 375 acres northwest of I-435 and Highway 169 in Kansas City, North. That nearly one million-square-foot data center will be in Kansas City, just south of […]