Platte County Economic Development Council
A Hawthorn Foundation member since 2014.
The Platte County Economic Development Council represents Platte County, Missouri, which includes communities in Kansas City, Riverside, Parkville, Platte City and Weston. For over two decades, PCEDC has worked to promote, enhance and grow economic development in Platte County by striving to improve the business sector, the environment and the quality of life in the community. PCEDC provides many resources to both established and new businesses in Platte County, including site selection, community development, marketing and incentives/financial assistance matching. PCEDC represents nearly 150 investor organizations throughout Platte County.
The Kansas City region is a creative crossroad for thriving businesses. Criss-crossed by four major interstates and four Class I rail lines, the five-county Kansas City region offers direct connections to some of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. Kansas City and its suburbs are particularly strong in advanced manufacturing, energy, data and bio. The region is also at the center of the KC Animal Health Corridor, which is home to the largest concentration of animal health companies in the world.
Businesses considering the Kansas City region are often surprised by its vibrant quality of life. Downtown and midtown entertainment and shopping districts contribute to the workday dynamic for many, while jazz and barbeque round out the picture, making the area a Midwest tourist hub.