Holiday Reception and Strategic Planning Session Recap

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The annual holiday reception and strategic planning session was held on Tuesday, December 17 at Shadow Glen Golf Club, where EDC investors and the Board of Directors discussed priorities for 2020. Some main topics of discussion included: Implement a more consistent communication strategy Streamline billing process to twice a year; December and June Schedule monthly happy hours for investors and ... Read More

JoCo On the Go: Johnson County Airport

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Find out how Johnson County, Kansas Airports play an important role in economic development in the area on the JoCo on the Go podcast. Johnson County Airport Commission Executive Director Aaron Otto talks about the history of the airports and current business growth. Johnson County Commissioner Mike Brown discusses the value and convenience the airports bring to companies. Greg Martinette, ... Read More

Welcome New Investor – The Bristol Groupe

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Founded more than 40 years ago by Phillip DiVilbiss who is still active in the business along with his son Greg, The Bristol Groupe focuses on development activities in the Kansas City area including work in Lenexa, KS; Blue Springs, MO; Lawrence, KS and most recently, Gardner, KS. The Bristol Groupe's main areas of focus in Gardner are land purchasing and ... Read More

Welcome New Investor – Jones Development!

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Jones Development has learned what it takes to develop superior build-to-suit facilities and they are not slowing down. The company’s 40+ year history is marked with great successes and partnerships that pave the way for generations to come. Jones Development offers a range of services that allow them to tailor to the needs of each and every client. Whether you … Read More

Welcome New Investor!

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BSE Structural Engineers is a structural engineering consulting firm based in the Kansas City area serving the commercial construction community nationwide.  Founded in 1998, BSE has earned a reputation for delivering creative, innovative and cost-effective solutions. Thank you, Amy Boehringer with BSE Structural Engineers!

New Century AirCenter and City of Gardner Become First Site and Community to Receive AEROready™ Certification in Kansas

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New Century AirCenter and the City of Gardner have met the criteria to become AEROready™ Certified. The AEROready Certification validates the Southwest Johnson County, Kansas region’s readiness to attract aerospace companies, ensures there is ample supply of labor and quality sites, opportunities to customize labor training and utility and transportation infrastructure are in place. For more information about the EDC’s emphasis on … Read More

Gardner’s New Mixed-Use Development

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The City of Gardner and Grata Development announced a $200 million mixed-use development project. On 262 acres, the new development will include 455,000 square feet of retail, convenience store and office space, three hotels, a 50,000 square-foot retail anchor tenant and an estimated 367 single-family residences including 168 villas and 11 multi-family buildings containing 424 apartments. The development was possible because … Read More

Developer Day 2019

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Fifty key brokers and developers toured Southwest Johnson County and received updates about the EDC’s recent victories, including the new AEROready™ Certification. The Southwest Johnson County EDC would like to thank everyone who sponsored this year’s Breakfast and Developer Day. Your partnership is truly valued! Thank You, Event Sponsors!

Welcome New Investor!

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BSE Structural Engineers is a structural engineering consulting firm based in the Kansas City area serving the commercial construction community nationwide.  Founded in 1998, BSE has earned a reputation for delivering creative, innovative and cost-effective solutions. Thank you, BSE Structural Engineers!