Join us for a special presentation from Tim Cowden, President & CEO of KCADC, and Joe Reardon, CEO of the KC Chamber. They'll be talking tactics to bring even more growth to Kansas City, as well as the idea to bring a new terminal to KCI and how community members can get involved.
The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) is recognized nationally as one of the best regional economic development organizations in the country. Mr. Cowden has over 25 years’ experience in Economic Development, including 18 years with the KCADC. He is an expert in his field and has been a Kansas City leader in the march to job recruitment and area growth.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to be on the forefront of knowledge of what is happening in Kansas City!
This luncheon is sponsored by: Integrity Advisory
About Tim Cowden
Cowden leads the strategic direction and vision for the Kansas City Area
Development Council from day-to-day operations to KCADC investor and client
relationships. The KCADC team drives new corporate attraction in partnership
with economic development leadership across the 18-county, two state Kansas
City region. Tim has more than 25 years of experience in economic development,
including senior positions in Texas, Utah, and Kansas City. He has been
with KCADC since 1998.
Cowden and his team successfully work with a variety of business types
including those active in advanced manufacturing, corporate headquarters, shared
services operations, information technology, logistics/distribution, and
animal, bio and life sciences. Tim and his team have assisted large
corporations in successfully expanding or relocating into the Kansas City area,
including Netsmart Technologies, Mars Chocolate North America, Amazon,
AutoAlert, Spectrum Brands, CVS Pharmacy, Virgin Mobile USA, Kubota Tractor, The
Nerdery, Sedgwick, FedEx Ground, Wal-Mart, Farmers Insurance, TriWest Healthcare
Alliance Corp, Aviation Technical Services, mySidewalk, and Excel Industries.
Previous to his work for the KCADC, Cowden held senior economic development
positions in Texas and Utah. Aside from economic development, Cowden
worked in the private sector in commercial real estate and business management.
He graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma. Tim is
married to Monique and they have four children: Sarah, Joe, Anna, and Jack.
About the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC)
a regional economic development council, the KCADC represents two states, 18
counties and more than 50 communities. Since its inception in 1976, the KCADC
and its partners directly assisted more than 500 companies and organizations
relocate or expand into the Kansas City region. As a result, these companies
have created more than 50,000 direct and indirect jobs for the Kansas City
There is a $31 charge for members to attend this event. $41 charge for non-members. (Prices include lunch).
Click here to view a list of member businesses who have registered to attend this event.