While EDCKC informs and implements the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s economic development policy, staff professionals also proactively advance initiatives that in the short- or long-term impact business development, job creation and retention to assure a diverse economy and enhance quality of life.

In recent years, these initiatives have included the early-stage capital program LaunchKC that has $1.5M in grant money; Blue River Valley Industrial Corridor, a long-term economy and ecology restoration vision that is reconnecting this historic industrial employment center to its surrounding neighborhoods while reviving the environmental and recreational health of the Blue River.

On the drawing board, a research-based initiative to create a minority entrepreneurship path that increases both the participation in and success of business creation.

Blue River Valley Industrial Corridor
North Loop