Celebrate “Beyond Building” at the EDC Cornerstone Awards on May 21, 2014

In Cornerstone Awards, Events, KC News by EDCKC Staff

The annual Cornerstone Awards, hosted by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Kansas City, Missouri, is a program dedicated to celebrating innovation and growth in the community by honoring the most exciting and dynamic contributors to the city’s economic growth. New construction projects, capital investments and companies who have created or retained jobs within the city limits will be celebrated at a cocktail reception at Union Station Kansas City on May 21, 2014 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. (Doors open at 4pm for networking.)

The EDC Cornerstone Awards is well attended and includes many alumni finalists, leadership from the Economic Development Corporation, city officials, and key business leaders. It’s expected to be one of the best Business to Business (B2B) networking events of 2014, giving attendees an opportunity to learn about Kansas City’s growth and talk with key business people in and around the metro area.

A big thank you to our generous sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor 

City of Kansas City, Missouri


Premier Sponsors

Burns McDonnell


Skyline Sponsors

Heavy Constructors logo


Community Sponsors




B2B Sponsors


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Bryan Cave LLP

Citizens Bank & Trust

Commerce Bank

Garney Construction

Gilmore & Ball, PC / Planned Industrial Expansion Authority

Hallmark Cards, Inc.


Hunt Midwest

Industrial Development Authority

Infinite Energy Construction

Integra Realty Resources

JE Dunn Construction

Kansas City Aviation Department

Kansas City Southern

Lathrop & Gage LLP

Lewis, Rice & Fingersh


Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Tax Increment Financing Commission

Trabon Consulting Company

Nonprofit Sponsors

Downtown Council of Kansas City

Kansas City Area Development Council

Kansas City Industrial Council

Land Clearance For Redevelopment Authority

Port Authority of Kansas City

The Upper Room, Inc.


Marketing Support Provided By


This year’s Cornerstone Awards theme is “Beyond Building(#BeyondBuilding), with the goal being to promote the growth and the future of the Kansas City economy. We would like to congratulate the ones responsible for so much growth this past year and look forward to their continued growth and success in the future.

Here are the 2014 Cornerstone Awards Finalists: 


Apartments at Highland Place

Augustine S. Cameron Place Apartments

Commonwealth Apartments

The Residences at Burlington Creek

Public Projects

Helzberg Penguin Plaza at the Kansas City Zoo

Line Creek Trail

UMKC Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall

Community Development

Blue Hills Business Center

DeLaSalle Expansion & Renovation Project

The Mary L. Kelly Center

Commercial Retail

Cosby Hotel Redevelopment

Live Blue – Zona Rosa

Martin City Brewing Company

Commercial Industrial

Automotive Alley – Hunt Midwest Business Center & SubTroplis

Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

NextPage Expansion at SubTropolis

Pure Fishing, Inc.

Commercial Office


The Richard Bolling Federal Building


IodiTech, Inc.

Vander Haag’s Inc.

Special Recognition Awards

Plaza Vista – Polsinelli & Hotel Sorella

Ford Motor Co. – Claycomo Plant

LaunchKC Awards

Sporting Innovations

Sprint Accelerator

KC BEST Awards

Large Company: St. Luke’s Health System

Small Company: Garney Construction


KCP&L Crosstown Substation

We hope you will join us in honoring those companies that have made an impact on the economic vitality of Kansas City, Missouri!

Seating is selling out quickly but tickets are still available. To register or receive more information, please CLICK HERE or contact Diane Marty at 816.674.4766 or cornerstone@edckc.com