With help from BNSF Railway, NorthPoint Development, and other local utility partners, the City of Edgerton is creating its own new public-private economic development organization. Officials hope this newly formed EDC will help the area sustain the tremendous growth it’s seen since the inception of Logistics Park Kansas City in late 2013.
Thus, the City will not renew its investment in the Southwest Johnson County EDC, which up until this point had provided economic development services to Edgerton, Gardner and New Century AirCenter.
"Edgerton has enjoyed a great partnership with Southwest Johnson County EDC and is extremely appreciative of the valuable services EDC has provided us over the years," Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts said. “We believe it’s time to create an Edgerton-centric organization to drive economic development and build relationships for our community."
An economic development task force will reports its progress to City Council throughout the remainder of 2016 as it works toward the formation of the organization, which it hopes will be operational by early 2017.