We’re not just building an economy, we’re building a community.

We administer and implement Kansas City Missouri’s economic development strategy, and focus on business and real estate development, job creation, and community investment. Our mission is to shape a vibrant, thriving future for Kansas City and its residents.

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Growing Human Capital, Growing Business Capacity and Growing City Prosperity

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Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City
Business Development

We are focused on attracting, growing and retaining businesses throughout KCMO. We measure success by the number of jobs added and investment by new and growing businesses.

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Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City
Real Estate Development

We ensure that we effectively implement KCMO’s incentives process. This requires policy work, scrutinizing potential deals, and great communication between developers and impacted stakeholders.

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Creating City-Wide Prosperity

We believe when nurtured correctly, startups become the economic engines of the future. We source and distribute early-stage funding, as well as advocate for pro-business and pro-entrepreneur legislation in Jefferson City.

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Shawn Lauby

“It's hard to find areas across the country with so much potential for rail connection. The tracks are already there, it's just a matter of utilizing them.”

Shawn Lauby

Director, Safety & Administration, KC Terminal Railroad.

Anita Moore, Owner & Chef, Soiree Steak & Oyster House

"Small business owners are typically afraid to approach big banks, but the EDC was so easy to work with."

Anita Moore

Owner & Chef, Soiree Steak & Oyster House

"There is no better place than Kansas City to live, work, play. Our growing economy and diverse business landscape, make it an ideal location for our expansion."

Bruce Heinrich

Founder & CEO, Leader Limousine


Investment from Business
Development Projects in 2020


New Jobs in 2020


Covid-19 Related Grants
and Loans Distributed

Over $253.5M

Invested in
Affordable Housing Projects

Latest News

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