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Business 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:

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

Contact the EDCKC Business Development team:
Brandon Smith
Steven Anthony

Executive Director 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

Dona Mathieu
Dona Mathieu

Administrative Assistant
Business Development Department

(816) 691-2119

Nick Anderson
Nick Anderson

Business Development Officer
Tech + Small Business & Entrepreneurship • Downtown + Crossroads + Midtown + Plaza
(816) 691-2139

Daymeond Hord

Business Development Officer
Manufacturing + Supply Chain Logistics • Industrial Crescent + Eastside 

(816) 694-2128

Upcoming Events

Thu 21

EDC Board Meeting

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Kansas City MO 64105