KCADC: Commitment to Excellence

The Kansas City Area Development Council is a national award-winning regional economic development organization. Our commitment to excellence throughout the site location process as well as in our national marketing efforts has been recognized many times over the last decade.

2017

Development Counsellors International
No. 1 Top Economic Development Group in the U.S.

2014

Development Counsellors International
No. 1 Top Economic Development Group in the U.S.

2012

Site Selection Magazine
Top Economic Development Groups (Top Ten)

Forbes
Forbes names KCnext as one of the best organizations for entrepreneurs in 2012

2011

Development Counsellors International
Top Economic Development Group (#2 in the U.S.) 

Site Selection Magazine
Top Economic Development Group (Honorable Mention) 

International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Award
Program Award for “KC Advanced Energy campaign”

2010

International Economic Development Council
Excellence in Economic Development Award
Honorable Mention for “KC2.0” 

American Chamber of Commerce Executives 
Gold Award for “Next American Dream documentary film” 

Mid-America Emmy Award
“Next American Dream documentary film” 

International Downtowns
Association Pinnacle Award for “Next American Dream documentary film” 

CoreNet Global 
Global Innovators Award Finalist
“KC Animal Health Corridor” 

CoreNet Global
Economic Development Leadership Award
“KC Animal Health Corridor”

2009

Site Selection Magazine
Top Economic Development Groups (Top 10)

2007

International Economic Development Council 
Excellence in Economic Development Award
Honorable Mention for “FORTUNE magazine paid advertising campaign” 

International Economic Development Council 
Excellence in Economic Development Award
Promotional Award for “KC Animal Health Corridor” 

International Economic Development Council 
Excellence in Economic Development Award
Promotional Award for “OneKC/ThinkKC Campaign” 

Public Relations Society of America
PRSA Silver Anvil Awards – Honorable Mention
“KC Animal Health Corridor”

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