Business development

We believe in Kansas City

In today's global economy, companies have more and more location options. As America’s crossroads, Kansas City, Missouri offers strategic advantages unlike any other city. Learn more about what KCMO has to offer.

Facilitating a Strong Business Climate

At EDCKC, our Business Development Team’s primary focus areas are industry business attraction, site selection, strategic business retention, and business expansion programs. Each of our Business Development Officers specialize in a different industry and part of the city. Each year, we meet with hundreds of local businesses to help them grow. This can take many forms, including connecting them to City resources, networking introductions, finding the right workforce development programs, and much more.

Meeting with your Business Development Officer can create opportunities that you may not have imagined. Creating paths to prosperity is our daily goal. Contact our team at bizdev@edckc.com to find out how we can assist you and your business needs.

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


If you're interested in meeting with one of our Business Development Officers, you can choose by industry or location:
Steven Anthony
Steven Anthony

Vice President of
Business Development

(816) 691-2117

Brandon Haggard

Business Development Officer
Architecture + Engineering + Professional Services •
South Kansas City
(816) 691-2133

Nathan Vanice
Nathan Vanice

Business Development Officer
Health Sciences • Platte County
(816) 691-2115

Kyana Bowers
Kyana Bowers

Business Development Officer
Financial Services + Arts + Nonprofits • Clay County
(816) 691-2125

Daymeond Hord

Business Development Officer
Manufacturing + Supply Chain Logistics • Industrial Crescent + Eastside
(816) 694-2128

Dona Mathieu
Dona Mathieu

Administrative Assistant
Business Development Department
(816) 691-2119

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