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KCADC President & CEO | Tim Cowden

by Angela Orr | Nov 11, 2015
Tim_BW_0181-minTim Cowden
President & CEO
Kansas City Area Development Council

Tim Cowden leads the strategic direction and vision for the Kansas City Area Development Council from global positioning for the KC market 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 30 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 reflecting the diverse strengths of the Kansas City region. These include investments focused on advanced manufacturing, corporate headquarters, shared services operations, information technology, logistics/distribution, and animal, bio and life sciences.  

KCADC is a two time #1 “Best in Class” Regional Economic Development Organization according to the Development Counsellors International “Winning Strategies” survey of national site location consultants, conducted every three years.

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)

As 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 nearly 700 companies and organizations relocate or expand into the Kansas City region. As a result, these companies have created more than 70,000 direct and indirect jobs for the Kansas City area.

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