Here are 5 things we bet you didn’t know about KCIC.
- Quarterly meetings with City Manager Troy Schulte. Did you know that for the last five (or more) years, our executive team has met with City Manager Troy Schulte every quarter? These meetings give us the opportunity to let the City Manager (and other city staff attending) know about what’s happening in our industrial areas. In turn, we receive an update from Schulte about any ongoing City projects that impact our industrial areas. This ongoing communication was helpful in helping ensure some infrastructure projects important to our industrial areas were part of the City’s GO Bond package.
- We send a delegation to Washington D.C. twice every year. KCIC has been meeting with our federal legislators in D.C. twice a year for more than 20 years. We partner with MoARC–the Missouri Arkansas River Basin Coalition–in these visits and meetings. We’ve heard again and again from our legislators that our group is one of the most organized and impactful groups they see. Legislators are eager to hear from our industrial business members who attend. KCIC pays for 2-3 members to visit. Open to Board of Directors as well as Legislative and Expansion level members. Contact Boyd Nolen if you’re interested in attending in the future.
- $1.18 Billion in waterway and levee improvements. That’s the amount of money we’ve helped to secure for our region, largely thanks to our bi-annual visits to Washington, D.C. We’ve lost track of the amount of infrastructure improvements we’ve helped to fund, but it’s also in the BILLIONS.
- Unmaintained properties can be reported to the City via our website. We have a direct link to the City Liaison in charge of taking care of dangerous properties via our website. Just click HERE or access via Industrial Areas>Report Unmaintained Properties.
- 31 years strong. KCIC was founded in 1988 to give a voice to the industrial areas of Kansas City. You can read more about our history HERE. We’ve been around the block a few times and know how things work. That’s why we’re so effective in getting things done. Thanks for your membership! If you haven’t joined us yet–sign on!