The Clay County Economic Development Council has raised questions about an alleged request from the Clay County Commission to the Kansas City Area Development Council to direct its business recruitment work within the county exclusively through the Clay County Economic Development Alliance.
The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, meanwhile, refutes claims from the county commission that EDC-KC has made a commitment to the alliance.
The alliance was created by the Clay County Commission to promote economic development for county communities and replace the county’s previously held agreement with the Clay County EDC. The new organization has been led by consultant Greg Martinette since his contract was approved by the commission on Feb. 19. More here.