2020 Annual Event


At the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City (EDCKC), we work cooperatively to project a strong local identity and ensure a competitive, vibrant and self-sustaining economy. For more than 30 years, we have presented the annual Cornerstone Awards to recognize companies and projects that have helped strengthen Kansas City, Missouri’s economy.

This year, we’re shaking things up a bit. We’ll still be recognizing the people, companies and projects that are dedicated to creating economic prosperity for all in KCMO, but we’ll be placing more of an emphasis on a thought provoking keynote speaker, networking and celebrating our collective achievements. We hope you’ll join us for the new and improved EDCKC 2020 Annual Event.

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The 2019 Cornerstone Awards were awarded on Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Kansas City Marriott: Downtown Muehlebach
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Congratulations to our 2019 winners!

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

On behalf of the EDC, we are proud to honor U.S. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s leadership has included several economic development projects including the redevelopment of 18th & Vine, a new American Royal, the establishment of a Family Division of the Municipal Court and the reconstruction of Brush Creek.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Join your fellow civic leaders and partners by pledging your sponsorship support to the Annual EDC Cornerstone awards as we honor and recognize the projects that are helping shape the future of Kansas City.

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2019 Cornerstone Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
Community Sponsors