Business & Job development

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:
Brandon Smith
Brandon Smith

Director of Business Development
(816) 691-2117

Carrie Habib
Jessica Bachtel

Business Development Officer
Health Sciences • Platte County
(816) 694-2139

Jim Malle
Karis Harrington

Business Development Officer
Small Business and Entrepreneurship • East Side
(816) 694-2115

Alex Munyard
Alex Munyard

Business Development Officer
Finance & Tech • Downtown, Crossroads, Midtown, Plaza
(816) 691-2129

Daymeond Hord

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

Brandon Haggard

Business Development Officer
Architecture + Engineering • South Kansas City
(816) 694-2133

Upcoming Events

Wed 28

LCRA Board Meeting

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Kansas City MO 64105