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.