Kansas City Economic Development Council Considers Board Reform

The board of the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City will consider new bylaws today that would dramatically change the board’s shape and makeup. The proposed bylaws are a step toward implementing the city’s AdvanceKC economic development reforms, which the Kansas City Council voted to adopt in April.

AdvanceKC calls for a single point of entry — the EDC — for developers seeking incentives. The reforms also call for shared space and staff for EDC-affiliated economic development agencies and for group decisions regarding which of those incentive-granting bodies developers should be directed to. Current EDC bylaws call for a board of between 35 and 47 members. The proposed amendment provides for a board of no more than nine members.

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