About the EDC

The mission of the Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council is to facilitate business recruitment, identify growth opportunities for existing businesses, help accomplish economic development initiatives for the city, and monitor economic trends and conditions.

The Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council (EDC) was established in 1989 to attract new businesses as well as expand and retain existing businesses in Overland Park. The council is an investment partnership with the City of Overland Park, the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce and private business investors.

For information about becoming a Chamber EDC Investor, click here.

2018 Executive Committee Members:

Bobby Olm-ShipmanSaint Luke's South Hospital - Chair 
Lori Wright, Kansas City Power & Light - Vice Chair
Carl Gerlach, Mayor of Overland Park
Michael Hess, HNTB Corporation 
Jim Kite, Overland Park City Council President
Greg Musil, Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes - Past Chair
John Thompson, Overland Park City Council member
David White, 
FAED Chair, Overland Park City Council member
Bill Ebel
, Overland Park City Manager – Ex-Officio
Tracey Osborne Oltjen, President of Overland Park Chamber of Commerce – Ex-Officio

To contact members of our Economic Development team, click here.


Economic Development Council 2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report details some of the major developments and achievements that have helped Overland Park remain an exceptional place to live and do business.


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