Save the Date - Annual Economic Development Cornerstone Awards Reception

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (Doors Open at 4 p.m. for Networking) - Union Station Kansas City

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We want to congratulate all the finalists who have worked tirelessly on their projects to bring them to life!

The Cornerstone Awards, hosted by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Kansas City, Missouri, were established by the EDC to recognize companies and organizations that contribute to the growth of Kansas City’s economy. Congratulations to all the finalists who have worked tirelessly on their projects to bring them to life. New construction, capital investments, and jobs created or retained within Kansas City, Missouri city limits by the below nominees represent the growth and stability of the local economy and the EDC is proud to have them in Kansas City.


Apartments at Highland Place
Augustine S. Cameron Place Apartments
Commonwealth Apartments
The Residences at Burlington Creek

Public Projects
Helzberg Penguin Plaza at the Kansas City Zoo
Line Creek Trail
UMKC Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall

Community Development
Blue Hills Business Center
DeLaSalle Expansion & Renovation Project
The Mary L. Kelly Center

Commercial Retail
Cosby Hotel Redevelopment
Live Blue – Zona Rosa
Martin City Brewing Company

Commercial Industrial
Automotive Alley – Hunt Midwest Business Center & SubTropolis
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
NextPage Expansion at SubTropolis
Pure Fishing, Inc.

Commercial Office
The Richard Bolling Federal Building

IodiTech, Inc.
Vander Haag’s Inc.

Special Recognition Awards
Plaza Vista – Polsinelli & Hotel Sorella
Ford Motor Co. – Claycomo Plant

LaunchKC Awards
Sporting Innovations
Sprint Accelerator

KC BEST Awards
Large Company: St. Luke’s Health System
Small Company: Garney Construction

KCP&L Crosstown Substation

The Cornerstone Awards Program was initiated over 25 years ago to recognize investments by companies in Kansas City, Missouri. The selection committee selects winning projects based not only on investment and new or retained jobs, but on the project’s effect on issues like education, quality of life, and the project’s impact on the community and surrounding neighborhoods.

Because projects selected are chosen based on their positive impact on the greater community, be it through new or retained jobs, new construction, investment in technologies, job preservation, educational opportunities, trade promotion or new housing, the Cornerstone Awards program reflects the complexity of issues surrounding economic growth and development. The EDC Marketing/Cornerstone Awards Committee selects the final award winners. The Cornerstone Awards are presented annually at a reception in the spring. The Mayor of Kansas City is present to honor the award winners, and a video highlighting the nominees and award winners is presented.

Thank you to this year’s generous sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor
City of Kansas City, Missouri

Premier Sponsors
Burns & McDonnell

Skyline Sponsors
Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City

Premier Sponsors
Full Employment Council
Mark One Electric Company Inc.
VanTrust Real Estate LLC

B2B Sponsors
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Bryan Cave LLP
Commerce Bank
Garney Construction
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hunt Midwest
Industrial Development Authority
Infinite Energy Construction
Integra Realty Resources
JE Dunn Construction
Kansas City Aviation Department
Kansas City Southern
Lathrop & Gage LLP
Lewis, Rice & Fingersh
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Trabon Consulting Company

Nonprofit Sponsors
Downtown Council
Kansas City Area Development Council
The Upper Room, Inc.

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The EDC hopes you will join them on May 21st to honor those companies that have made an impact on the economic vitality of Kansas City!

To register or receive more information, please visit the EDC Website ( or contact Diane Marty at 816.674.4766 or cornerstone(at)edckc(dot)com.

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