Kearney Area Development Council (KADC)
Formed in 1994 to promote economic opportunity and to improve the quality of life in the Kearney area
Located on Interstate 35 and just 25 miles north of downtown Kansas City, Kearney is the fastest-growing city in a thriving Kansas City metro area. Our top-rated schools, abundant and safe amenities, and easy access to Kansas City are making Kearney stand out to new businesses and residents alike. We look forward to working with you!
What an incredible time to live and do business in Kearney! We are a fast-growing community in all sectors of development. We have the Shoppes at Kearney along I-35 that continues to grow. We have a new downtown revitalization group with exciting plans to support our downtown merchants and grow the downtown district. New infrastructure is under construction to support our growing population. We have one of the best school districts in the state of Missouri, bringing more and more young families to Kearney. We have top-rated city services, along with abundant parks and trails. My position allows me to encourage and help manage our community’s business growth, and I get brag on my own community on a daily basis. How lucky am I?
What can KADC do for your business? By identifying needs and connecting resources, we do what is needed to help companies – new or existing– grow and thrive in our community. We can assist with site location, business expansion, business retention, business succession, entrepreneur support, community marketing, and workforce development, just to name a few. As an active member of area organizations such as the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Missouri Partnership, and the Clay County Economic Development Council, we are connected to first-class resources to help you grow your business, right here in Kearney.
KADC is a non-profit organization that relies on our strong public partnerships and private member investors to succeed. I encourage you to consider joining the KADC as an investment in your community. I look forward to working with you!
Kearney ADC Meetings – The 2nd Friday of each month at 8:00 am at the KADC Office, located at 455 Sam Barr Drive, Suite 103 in Kearney.
Vice-President, Pony Express Bank
Engineering Manager, Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative
City of Kearney Alderman
Kearney Fire & Rescue Protection District
Kearney Trust Company
Owner, Hedrick Construction
Partner at Cadence Commercial Real Estate
We created the Kearney Community Foundation to serve the Kearney Community, as defined by the boundaries of the Kearney School District, for the purpose of identifying human needs within the community, to strive to relieve them, and develop related programs to keep focus on systems and structures to continue such relief.
The Foundation’s primary work consists of overseeing the Kearney Senior Nutrition Center, the Meals on Wheels Program, and the Senior Taxi Service, which provides free transportation to seniors to and from the Nutrition Center. We have an outstanding team of volunteers who make these programs possible, under the great leadership of Executive Director Kathy Meinert.
Learn more by calling the Senior Center at (816) 903-6533.