In today’s global economy, companies can easily expand or relocate anywhere in the world. The primary focus areas of the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, (EDCKC) are industry business attraction and site selection as well as strategic business retention and expansion programs that ensure both future and existing Kansas City companies thrive.

Using a holistic approach to economic development through the AdvanceKC initiative, the EDCKC Business Development team strategically focuses on select industries to leverage the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s many competitive advantages. These target industries include:

  • Arts & Nonprofit
  • Design & Engineering
  • Financial Services
  • Health Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Specialized Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain Logistics

Contact the EDCKC Business & Job Development team:
Carrie Habib
Brandon Smith

Director of Business Development
Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management •  Industrial Crescent, Northland (Clay County)
(816) 691-2117

Carrie Habib
Carrie Habib

Administrative Assistant, Community Economic Development
(816) 691-2124

Carrie Habib
Jim Malle

Coordinator of Entrepreneurship & Industry Initiatives
Health Sciences • Northland
(816) 691-2127

Jamilah Jones

Business Development Officer
Small Business & Entrepreneurship • Crossroads + Midtown
(816) 691-2115

Steve Rinne

Business Development Officer
Design & Engineering • South Kansas City
(816) 691-2129

Narbeli Galindo

Business Development Officer
International • Plaza
(816) 691-2139

Alex Munyard

Business Development Officer
Finance & Tech • Downtown
(816) 691-2129

Daymeond Hord

Business Development Officer
Manufacturing • Industrial Crescent & Northland
(816) 691-2128