Economic Development

The Overland Park Economic Development Council (OPEDC) is a partnership between the private sector, city and chamber.

Purpose
• Market Overland Park and attract new growth.
• Assist existing and expanding businesses to prosper and grow
• Encourage new job and investment growth
• Represent Overland Park in the metro, state and national economic development network

2000 Initiatives
• Continue program of facilitating new and expanding businesses
• Facilitate opportunities for Overland Park businesses to develop international markets
• Work with the City of Overland Park to review and revise the city's property tax abatement and incentives policy
• Formulate a vision for the next ten years of OPEDC service to the community
• Maintain and enhance statistic and virtual reality Web site

Return on Investment
• New and expanding businesses translate to new customers for Chamber members
• Attraction of new residents translates to new customers for Chamber members
• International trade program results in expanded markets
• Expanded tax base
• Diversification of job opportunities
• Higher income for Overland Park residents
• "Spin-off" jobs and income benefits
• New income to the City of Overland Park

Quality Commercial Growth is Essential to Support Our High Quality of Life


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