EDC Hires Manager For AdvanceKC Incentive Processes

In Incentives and Loans, KC News by EDCKC Staff

We are excited to welcome Greg Flisram as Senior Vice President of Business and Real Estate Development. Greg has 22 years of economic development experience, most recently as Director of Economic Development for Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Flisram’s hiring came after a national search for the new position, created to meet deal-flow management standards defined by AdvanceKC. AdvanceKC placed all of Kansas City’s incentive-granting bodies under the umbrella of the EDC, which now serves as a single point of entry for developers seeking support for projects. A scorecard helps determine each project’s eligibility for incentives based on criteria established by the City Council, and an EDC body, including heads of all the incentive-granting agencies, determines which agency should address each eligible project’s financing gap.

Flisram will manage those processes and serve as the point-of-entry contact for land development projects.

“Greg brings a wealth of experience in real estate and land development, as well as a fresh perspective as he takes on the pivotal role in carrying the AdvanceKC process forward,” said Bob Langenkamp, CEO of the EDC. “While he has been with EDC just a short while, he has already generated the kind of positive feedback from the business community and partner agencies you need to have to be effective in this important position.”

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