About Port KC

Port KC’s mission is to grow the economy of Kansas City’s port district through transportation, global commerce and development.

Below are several Frequently Asked Questions. Please click on a question to view the answer.

What business incentives does Port KC have available to assist all developers?
As a political subdivision of the State of Missouri, Port KC is able to assist real estate developers and businesses with an array of tools including Tax Credits, Tax Abatements, Project Financing, Workforce Programs, Tax Redirection and Sales Tax Exemptions. A financing tool unique to Port KC is the Port Improvement District sales/use and/or property tax. For more information, see the Port KC’s Incentives & Finance page.
What is Port KC’s relationship with the two casinos in Kansas City?
Port KC is charged with developing the riverfront of Kansas City, Missouri, to promote the general welfare, to encourage capital investment and to increase the volume of commerce within the port district. Toward those goals, Port KC entered into development agreements with the Ameristar and Isle of Capri casinos and maintains ongoing relationships with them for the benefit of the citizens and visitors to Kansas City and Missouri.
Does Port KC have a scholarship fund?
Port KC, through development agreements with the Ameristar and Isle of Capri Casinos, has established a scholarship fund that will provide scholarships to Kansas City, Mo., residents who are pursuing higher education at accredited or certified colleges, universities and vocational / technical schools. Interested parties should contact aweber@gkccf.org.
Is Port KC an agency of the city of Kansas City, Mo., or the state of Missouri?
Port KC was created as a public body corporate and politic according to Chapter 68 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri with the powers granted to it by the City Council of Kansas City, Mo. It is a political subdivision of the state of Missouri functioning in the role of a public interest developer for the benefit of Kansas City. Port KC’s Board of Commissioners is appointed by the mayor of Kansas City with the consent of the city council.
Where is Berkley Riverfront located?
Berkley Riverfront is located directly north of the River Market and west of the Isle Capri Casino off from I-29 at Front Street. View on Google Maps.
Who do I contact for leasing information for Richards-Gebaur Commerce Park?
Please email Mark Long of Newmark Grubb Zimmer at mlong@ngzimmer.com or call 816-512-1011.
How do I request an event at Berkley Riverfront?
Please fill out the Request an Event form on the Berkley Riverfront website. You can also visit this website for more information.