Barclay Sebree SolutionsWho We Are
Barclay Sebree Solutions work with economic development clients throughout the United States to produce virtual tours for available sites and buildings.

What We Do
We make affordable virtual tours to enhance your property information in LocationOne. For each location, the virtual tours allow site selectors to get an up-close view of the property, both inside and outside. Watch an example of a video to find out why you should use Barclay Sebree Solutions to help you market and promote your local assets. We also produce vibrant showcase pieces that focus on important aspects of Quality of Life and Qualify of Place aspects. This is designed to give site selectors a chance to see viability of your region seeing it as a great place in which to work, live and play.

Mark Sebree
President
Barclay Sebree Solutions
Evansville, IN
P.O. Box 5681
Evansville, IN 47725
(812) 306-6601
info@barclaysebreesolutions.com

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candid marketingWho We Are
candid marketing + communications is a client-centric branding, marketing, advertising, public relations and interactive agency. candid is one of a handful of agencies in the country with a robust practice area in local, regional, national and international economic development marketing. We have extensive experience working with municipalities of all sizes as well as local and regional EDOs to spur economic development through messaging and award winning graphic design.

Our Partnership
Because we’ve partnered with KCP&L, your organization has the opportunity to use our services at a discounted rate and you may be eligible for a cost-sharing program.

What We Do
Here are five ways you can work with us:

  1. Investor communications and engagement
  2. Marketing plan and implementation support
  3. Marketing material “tool box”
  4. Social media support
  5. Communications resource

becky freetly-graber
president + partner
candid marketing + communications
816.765.3608 ext. 101
400 sw longview blvd., suite 200 • lee’s summit, mo 64081
becky@justbecandid.com
www.justbecandid.com

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Golden Shovel AgencyWho We Are
Golden Shovel Agency provides groundbreaking online economic development. As champions of Greater America, they work with over 120 communities across the country managing their online economic development presence. Their Economic Gateway solution combines award-winning design with all the tools included for successful economic development into a package affordable to rural and mid-sized communities. They expand it every quarter with new updates, additions and tools to keep their clients ahead of the curve. Regional organizations can connect multiple websites together that powerfully share data and news. Their GateKeeper service makes them part of your team, managing the website and social media channels. They create goal-oriented original content and publish it weekly along with current news. Reports and analysis are provided quarterly.

Aaron Brossoit
Chief Operating Officer
Golden Shovel Agency
612.293.8282
abrossoit@goldenshovelagency.com
goldenshovelagency.com

John Marshall
Vice President of Sales
Golden Shovel Agency
651.353.6655
jmarshall@goldenshovelagency.com
goldenshovelagency.com

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New Age GraphicsWho We Are
New Age Graphics is a new class of website development firm committed to catalyzing the competence and competitiveness of its clients by helping them succeed through the power of the internet. Driven by the credo that solutions are effective only when organizational needs are accurately ascertained and aptly addressed; New Age Graphics looks upon itself as an integral part of its client’s organization.

Our Partnership
In 2006 New Age Graphics embarked on a highly valued working relationship with KCP&L. Over the past 8 years we have partnered with KCP&L to provide effective, content balanced websites for numerous Economic Development organizations, Chambers of Commerce and small to medium size Municipalities in Missouri and Kansas. As a KCP&L Local Partner we consult with Economic Development agencies to insure a successful website presence based on content most desired by site selectors. Our projects start out as low as $7,000 and range up depending on the amount of overall development time and custom content involved, i.e.- interactive maps, third party application integration, etc.

What We Do
We have extensive expertise in website development, namely WordPress development, online application development and search engine marketing. New Age Graphics is also the exclusive provider of Tier1 website marketing services in the Kansas City area. Tier1 provides patented search marketing technology for local, regional, and national businesses and organizations.

Client Philosophy
New Age Graphics combines a worldwide reach with personalized service, offering a high degree of personal involvement and commitment to meet all the special and specific requirements of our clients. We are a progressive group of professionals who deliver world class solutions every day. We recognize that the use of the Internet for marketing your products & services can be a challenging endeavor. We determine the best methods of achieving our client’s goals. We offer a cost effective solution based on our client’s input. At New Age Graphics we charter the course for you. Simply put we listen to our clients. Most importantly to our clients, we always deliver what we promise.

Keith Stidham
New Age Graphics | Tier 1 Search Marketing Solutions
PO Box 1263 | Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
(816) 554-8610 office | (816) 665-2771 cell
kstidham@newage-graphics.com
www.newage-graphics.com
www.tier1websitemarketing.com

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Olsson AssociatesWho We Are
Olsson Associates, ranked 139 on the Engineering-News Record list of Top 500 Design Firms, employs nearly 850 staff members who provide broad-based civil engineering, planning, and design services. Our specialized economic development consulting services include industrial site preparedness involving comprehensive site diligence, targeting viability analysis, and master planning services. With offices located throughout the KC P&L territory, we are capable of combining both regional understanding and comprehensive national experience to provide client solutions.

Olsson Associates has completed economic development site preparedness projects in many states throughout the United States. Our unique service offerings have led to Olsson Associates’ Economic Development Leader, Courtney Dunbar, being featured as a contributing writer in both Site Selection and Area Development magazines, as well as a frequent speaker and panelist regarding economic development site preparedness.

Our Partnership
Olsson Associates’ broad-based civil engineering service offerings combined with their economic development consultancy allows the company to provide effective guidance in site preparedness and development projects. We desire for our clients to view us as their partner in achieving development goals.

What We Do
Primary development is vital to sustaining community pride and economic vitality. Wise use of local land tracts for tax base enhancement affects quality of place for an entire community. Local economic growth requires the ability to provide optimal sites suitable to accommodate new business development opportunities. As the world continues to evolve, so does the competitiveness of attracting quality development opportunities. It is critical for communities to rise above competitor communities in the eyes of site selectors and end-users.

To best position sites as relevant to the site selection and end-user community, Olsson Associates partners with both economic development corporation, city, county, and or/developer clients to position land tracts through site diligence, master planning, targeting viability assessment, logical phasing and costing, entitlement assistance, and creation of marketing and promotional materials.

All communities require primary economic investment for stability, regardless of size, and our solutions allow the very smallest to the very largest to effectively position sites without forcing the premature absorption of infrastructure build-out costs. In addition, we at Olsson Associates pride ourselves on delivering site preparedness packages that allow our clients to pro-actively chase end-users rather than simply wait on the interest of site selectors.

Effective site preparedness allows for streamlined targeting, land investment protection, strategic capital improvements budgeting, accelerated development timelines, development optimization, an ability to visualize site development capabilities prior to actual build-out, and enhanced incentive negotiation capabilities.

Client Philosophy

Olsson Associates desires to serve as your partner in development. Our vast experiences in both municipal engineering and land development engineering allow us to bring forth creative solutions to complex development projects.

John E. Olsson started Olsson Associates in 1956 on the ideals of passion, innovation, and creativity. But he realized he couldn’t do it alone. Working with others was critical to success, and today, that collaborative spirit remains at the core of Olsson Associates.

We know that how we work together makes the difference in the solutions we deliver. We’re more than a company of individuals; we’re a team of problem solvers. We see problems as opportunities for creativity. The process of finding the right answer is different for every client and every project. This idea of collaboration affects how we think, act, and work as a team. It means we’re able to uncover what works best, balancing each client’s unique needs along the way.

Ideal collaboration means communicating what works, what doesn’t, and what might. Combining our fresh approach with our technical expertise, we’re able to look at projects and our clients’ needs from all angles.

Courtney Dunbar, CEcD, EDFP, AICP
Economic Development Leader
211 South 67th Street, Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68106
Phone: 402.938.2432
cdunbar@olssonassociates.com
olssonassociates.com

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RDG Planning & DesignWho We Are
We’re architects, landscape architects, engineers, artists, and planners with a passion for design and a drive to make a difference. Beyond creating a space you love, we want you to enjoy the process of getting there.

Our Partnership
Lack of housing is one of the major constraints to further community and economic development, even during good economic times. Over the past 15 years, RDG has delivered Community Housing Assessment Team studies to nearly twenty KCP&L served communities. As a KCP&L Local Partner, we consult with economic development organization to devise and implement an action plan to address the community’s key housing challenges.

What We Do
At RDG, our goal isn’t just designing a space — it’s making a difference for the people who use it. That’s why we listen first. We dig deep to understand your challenges and deliver solutions that fit the way people live, work, play, and learn.

At the core, it’s about doing the right thing. That means building relationships on respect and trust. Bringing passion, energy, and creativity to every project. Leading the way with technology and sustainability. And being actively involved in the communities we serve.

We’re a diverse group of individuals united by a commitment to healthy living, continuous learning, and responsible design. We love what we do and it shows in our work every day.

Martin H. Shukert, FAICP
Principal
RDG Planning & Design
900 Farnam on the Mall
Suite 100
Omaha, Nebraska 68102-5089
402.449.0820
www.rdgusa.com

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Smart Solutions GroupWho We Are
Smart Solutions Group assists economic development and chamber of commerce organizations with solutions and tools to complete the day to day activities. The partners of the firm have over 100 years of working with over 400 organizations. We help you figure out how the citizens in your area can increase their wealth through increased job opportunities.

Our Partnership
Smart Solutions Group has worked with KCP&L and the predecessors for over ten years. Our initial work involved researching what made some communities in the service territory successful and identify how it could be replicated using a process called BEST PRACTICES. We then worked for several years to bring on new users of LocationOne Information System. We have enjoyed a long time partnership with KCP&L.

What We Do
Smart Solutions Group helps you and your community looks good. From planning for the future to marketing, we can provide the expertise needed to get the job done. We will save you time and money by pulling from our many years in the economic development profession. Our areas of expertise include, organization, planning, marketing, branding, workforce development, technology and executive searches.

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