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The Latest News from Port KC

THE KC STREETCAR IS ROLLING TO THE RIVER

Two KC Streetcar Extensions Are On A Roll After Receiving Federal Funding Announcements Kansas City, Mo (September 10, 2020) – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced this morning that the KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension project will receive $14.2 million in federal funding as part of the FTA’s BUILD Grant Program. This comes shortly after the … Continued

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Q&A: eCommerce & Manufacturing Fast-Tracking Policy

This policy supports the rapid construction of eCommerce projects that will produce jobs quickly in Kansas City’s economically distressed census tracts. How does this policy work? Construction of ecommerce manufacturing and/or warehousing and distribution facilities will be negotiated, approved and start construction quickly. Months, not years. Why eCommerce? The eCommerce sector continues to experience double-digit … Continued

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Port KC to Fast-Track Ecommerce and Manufacturing Projects in Kansas City, Missouri

Projects to provide COVID-19 employment relief and support long-term stability in distressed census tracts KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 6, 2020) – Port KC’s Board of Commissioners approved the adoption of a fast-tracking policy that enhances Port KC’s unique position to attract quality ecommerce and manufacturing jobs to Kansas City, Missouri. The policy is applicable to projects … Continued

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Port KC Updates: COVID-19

This page serves as a summary for all Port KC updates related to COVID-19. We will update regularly with links to more information and/or resources. Our team is working remotely. Please still reach out to staff via phone and email. Commerce We worked with our longtime partners, AltCap, and other community leaders to build the … Continued

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Berkley Riverfront Safety and Improvements Quick Update

We are continuing to maintain and improve the park and trails to make Berkley Riverfront an enjoyable place to visit while practicing our COVID-19 precautions. On that matter, please note: The entrance to the Town of Kansas Pedestrian Bridge and surrounding sidewalk is currently closed while we make some much needed improvements to access. Also, today and … Continued

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AltCap Announces Small Business Relief Loan Fund to Provide Financial Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation supporting effort to aid small businesses Kansas City, MO (March 31, 2020) – Inresponse to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new community-backed $5 million small business relief loan fund was launched … Continued

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Board Committee Schedule Updates

NOTE – We have a new Board and Committee Meeting schedule. The March dates are as follows: Our Development Committee meeting will be Monday 03/09 at 3:30 p.m. Our Finance and Administration Committee meeting will be Friday 03/13 at 8:30 a.m. We currently do not have a Board meeting scheduled for March.

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Port KC Proposes Changes to Central Business Corridor Development Participation

MOU Would Refocus Primary Efforts to Riverfront, Logistics, Commerce, and Trade KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 23, 2019) – The Port KC Board of Commissioners approved the advancement of a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining Port KC’s collaboration with the City of Kansas City, MO, on the future economic development projects located within a defined Central … Continued

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