Bulletin: Ingram’s ED Panel, BBQ Crawl Update, Kupperman Visit

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Economic Development Special Report Along with several other local economic development leaders, Greg Martinette recently participated in Ingram’s Magazine’s Greater Kansas City Economic Development Assembly. Insights from the assembly were used to develop the economic development report for the annual publication of Destination Kansas City. More than 100,000 Ingram’s subscribers, including executives from expansion-oriented businesses and site selection consultants throughout … Read More

Bulletin: Area Development Forum and Gardner Hampton Inn Groundbreaking

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Area Development Forum Recap EDC President, Greg Martinette attended the Area Development Consultants Forum in New Orleans June 5 – 7. The event brought together many of the leading site consultants for presentations, panels and roundtable discussions focused on the most current trends influencing corporate site selection. During the two-day forum, Martinette was able to participate in a program of insightful presentations given by leading … Read More

Investor Spotlight: Barlett & West

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Bartlett & West is an engineering and technology solutions firm. Bartlett & West takes a rounded view in creating value for its clients. With a portfolio of professional solutions—from engineering to landscape architecture, from GIS to information management, from field services to sustainable development—Bartlett & West employee-owners deliver innovative solutions to a wide range of public and private clients.​​​​​​​ Bartlett & West … Read More

Company Profile: Kerry Ingredients

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Kerry Ingredients is one of the sweetest companies located in New Century, KS, quite literally. They are a confection company that is equipped to produce up to 35,000 pounds of chocolate covered almonds a day at their New Century location. These almonds can be found in Costco stores across the U.S. What started out 40 years ago as a small … Read More

Hotel developer’s aim is Tru in Olathe

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Click here to view the full Kansas City Business Journal article. A partnership formed by Independence Lodging Inc. is seeking planning and zoning approval for one of the metro’s first Tru by Hilton hotels on a vacant site southeast of 117th Street and Blackbob Road in Olathe. Deepak Parmar, owner of the Independence-based hotel development firm, said a recommendation of … Read More

Bulletin: ICSC Recap and Region Visit with Mike Mullis

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ICSC Convention Recap The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) real estate convention, RECon 2017 was held from May 21­ – 24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year, the conference lived up to its billing as the “World’s Largest Retail Real Estate Convention” with an estimated crowd of 37,000. The impact of technology and social media on retail continued … Read More

Cold Storage Business Seeking Tax Abatement to Build at New Century AirCenter

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Click here to read the full Kansas City Star  article by Roxie Hammill Lineage Logistics, a large national cold storage business, may locate at Johnson County’s New Century AirCenter, pending discussions of a 50 percent, 10-year tax abatement. County commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to declare the county’s intent to issue industrial revenue bonds and grant the tax abatement. The vote … Read More

Investor Spotlight: CFS West Holdings, Inc.

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Among the many gems located in New Century, Kan., is CFS West Holdings, Inc. (trade name The C.F. Sauer Company), a company that has recently celebrated numerous accomplishments including various awards and facility upgrades. Established in 1887 in Richmond, Va., CFS West Holdings primarily manufactures condiments, but also produces spices, flavorings and sauces. One of CFS West Holdings’ brands, Duke’s … Read More

Investor Spotlight: Butler Avionics

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A Bronze Investor, Butler Avionics offers a vast array of services from new installations and retrofits to avionics, instruments and radar troubleshooting and repair. Located at New Century AirCenter, Butler Avionics has a talented team of professional technicians and is the premier avionics repair specialist in the Southwest Johnson County area.