New Hampton Inn Hotel and Conference Center Proposed

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Read full article here. Gardner News The Gardner Planning Commission will consider a site plan request for development of a new Hampton Inn Hotel and Conference Center near the southeast corner of Cedar Niles Road and East Santa Fe Street. The proposal by Gardner Hospitality LLC calls for an 82-room hotel and 8,200 square feet of meeting space, with a … Read More

Southwest Johnson County EDC Welcomes Meghan McDermott

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On December 15, the Southwest Johnson County Kansas Economic Development Corporation (EDC) welcomed Meghan McDermott as Economic Development Director. McDermott will be working 30+ hours per week, splitting her time between the EDC and the Gardner Edgerton Chamber. She will work primarily in the Chamber office from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. A Gardner native, Meghan earned a degree in … Read More

December 2016 Bulletin

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ACTIVITY UPDATE As 2016 comes to a close, project activity and interest in Southwest Johnson County is not slowing down. There are several announcements on the very near horizon. Most notably, one you may have gotten wind of, “Project Butler” is a new concept in the market the company is not quite ready to introduce. The leases have been signed … Read More

Investor Spotlight: TSL Companies

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A new Gold Investor, TSL Companies (TSL) is an integrated, value added, full service logistics organization. It services all of the domestic markets in North America with intermodal contracts encompassing all class one railroads and a network of contracted over-the-road, for-hire trucking companies. TSL has been involved with international containerized freight shipments since its inception. However, with the advent of … Read More

Triumph Group Relocates to Logistics Park Kansas City

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Earlier this week, Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) headquartered in Berwyn, Pa., announced it is relocating its Kansas City-area operations later this year from Grandview, Mo., to a new purpose-built facility at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton, Kan. Triumph plans to occupy 156,000 square feet of Inland Port XXXI at LPKC under a long-term lease agreement with NorthPoint Development. … Read More

Investor Spotlight: Central National Bank and Arvest Bank

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Central National Bank is a Platinum Investor and part of the Leadership Council. Central National Bank has grown to become one of Kansas’ strongest banks. With branches in 22 communities, Central National Bank provides a wide array of valuable products and services with personal, local solutions from community-minded bankers.   Arvest Bank is a Platinum Investor in the EDC with a branch location in Gardner. Whether you need a checking account, mortgage loan, auto loan or investment services, Arvest offers a wide range of financial … Read More

Waverly Road Project Nears Completion

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On June 1, the City of Edgerton celebrated the nearly complete Waverly Road Design-Build project with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The infrastructure enhancements provide access to property on Waverly Road south of 191st Street and north of 183rd Street. In conjunction with the Waverly Road project, BNSF Railway constructed an industrial lead track to serve 300 acres north of its LPKC Intermodal Facility that will be dedicated to rail-served facilities.

Coach Gary Pinkel Helps SWJCEDC Build a Winning Team

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Former Mizzou Football Coach Gary Pinkel shared “17 Leadership Lessons” at a special luncheon hosted by Southwest Johnson County EDC on April 8. The 2014 SEC Coach of the Year inherited a program in disarray in 2001, but managed to turn the Missouri Tigers into a dominant force in college football. Here’s what EDC board members are saying about the event: “Coach Pinkel’s lessons on leadership easily translate from the gridiron to the workplace. … Read More