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Economic Development Council

The Chamber´s Economic Development Council (EDC) was formed in 1995 to direct Olathe´s economic development activities. Its mission is to be the lead organization in marketing Olathe and strengthening the local economy through activities that result in the retention and creation of business investments in the community.

Funded from private and public sources, the EDC acts on behalf of the community to secure new business prospects, assist existing business expansions, and develop infrastructure and tools needed to contend in today´s competition for business growth. These companies invest in the EDC.

In addition, the EDC interacts with local and state elected officials, city staff and the Olathe Chamber of Commerce to accomplish economic development goals for the community.

EDC Advisory Council:

 
Mr. Gary Anderson
Gilmore & Bell

Ms. Ashley Arnold
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Robert Aschentrop
CBIZ MHM

Dr. Marlin Berry
Olathe Public Schools #233

Mr. Ramin Cherafat
McCownGordon Construction, L.L.C.

Mr. Dave Clements
City of Olathe

Mr. Michael Copeland
City of Olathe

Mr. Mitchell W. Crawford
Farmers Insurance Group-HelpPoint Operations

Mr. Frank H. Devocelle
Olathe Medical Center

Mr. Justin Duff
VanTrust Real Estate

Mr. Craig Eymann
Eymann Development, Inc.

Mr. Joe Fangman
KCP&L

Mr. John Gaar
Finkle Williams Architecture

Mr. Tim Gelvin
Kansas State University Olathe

Mr. Bart Goering
Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Mitch Hoefer
Hoefer Wysocki Architecture

Ms. Debbie Kirchhoff
Kansas State University Olathe

Mr. Robert Knapp
NIC

Mr. Mike Lally
Olsson Associates

Ms. Shannon Latham
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Kevin Lockett
Kansas Bioscience Authority

Mr. Joseph W. Marsh P.E.
Terracon Consultants, Inc.-Corporate

Mr. Brent McCune
COBLE MCCUNE Wealth Management, Inc.

Mr. Tim McKee
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Matt Miller
Turner Construction Company

Mr. Tom Mitchell
DLR Group

Mr. Tim Petty
US Bank

Ms. Penny Postoak Ferguson
Johnson County Government

Mr. Drew Rimmer
Henderson Engineers, Inc.

Mr. Wylie Saulsbury
Canyon Stone

Mr. Ron Shaver
City of Olathe

Ms. Susan Sherman
City of Olathe

Mr. Alan Shorthouse
City of Olathe

Ms. Susan Wallace
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Radd C. Way
The Weitz Company

Mr. Casey Wilhm
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Michael Wilkes
City of Olathe

Ms. Dianna Wright
City of Olathe


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