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Legislative Luncheon: “Kansas City – Today & Tomorrow”

  • Wed, April 17, 2019
  • Hereford House 5001 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS


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The KC chapter of MKSSA would like to invite you to join us at the Hereford House to enjoy and participate in a Lunch & Learn: “Kansas City – Today & Tomorrow”.  Jill McCarthy, Senior Executive and Corporate Attraction Leader for the Kansas City Area Development Council will be leading the presentation.

Kansas City – Today & Tomorrow
MKSSA Live Event with Jill McCarthy
Kansas City, April 17, 2019

Hereford House
5001 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS 
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Who Should Attend:  This luncheon is designed for owners, managers and recruiters. Come find out what companies are moving and shaking in Kansas City!  Learn who to target for sales and who to target for recruiting!!

The Message:  The Kansas City Area Development Council is the lead new business attraction agency for the Greater Kansas City Region, encompassing 18 counties and more than 50 cities across Kansas and Missouri. Learn more about business and talent recruitment in our KC metro.  Kansas City is on the move! Find out why and when new employers and industries are investing in our city and its growth!  

Testimony:  “I saw Jill speak to the ACCP lunch group in December and she is a very engaging and knowledgeable speaker with lots of relevant information to the staffing industry. She will cover topics such as the labor force and unemployment, growth industries, new companies coming to KC and the possibility of building a high speed train between KC and St. Louis. She will also talk about the coming shortage of office space, hotels and other infrastructure based on our area growth projections, and what we must do to prepare for the near term. If you staff or support the construction, housing or hospitality industries in any way, get ready for a long boom period! I really enjoyed Jill’s presentation and the insightful questions from the group, and I encourage all to attend”. Bruce Putman

Jill L. McCarthy

Senior Executive | Corporate Attraction


With more than 25 years’ experience, Jill leads the business recruitment team for KCADC—working with companies and national site location consultants considering the Kansas City metropolitan area for expansion or relocation—and is responsible for the implementation of strategic initiatives directing more deal flow to the KC region.

Jill works across multiple disciplines including IT, data centers, headquarters, shared and customer service operations, and industrial projects. Jill drives several of KCADC's outreach and hosting events, briefings and site visits. She has worked with numerous companies, including ChowNow, Dex Media, Littler, Magna Intl, Martinrea Intl, OptumRx, U.S. Bank and the U.S. Marine Corps.

Jill holds board positions at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Kansas City Advisory Board, KC Tech Council, CREW KC, and Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland. Jill is involved in several other professional organizations: CoreNet Global, 7x24 Exchange, AFCOM, ACCP, IEDC as well as the state economic development peer groups, KEDA and MEDC. She is 2019 Co-Chair of the Queens of the Diamond event supporting the KC MLB Urban Youth Academy. And, a 2018 Honoree of the KCBJ Women Who Mean Business.

KCADC is a private, non-profit organization charged with representing the economic interests of the entire two-state, 18-county Greater Kansas City region of 2.5 million. Working closely with its state, community and corporate partners, KCADC markets the region’s business and lifestyle assets to companies around the world. KCADC’s clients consistently rank our team the No. 1 Regional Economic Development Group in the nation. KCADC also leads the efforts behind the KC Animal Health Corridor, KC SmartPort and TeamKC. www.thinkKC.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

For membership information, please visit our website at www.mkssa.com.

Best regards,

Dana Baith

MKSSA State President


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