News release

Angela Crawford, Marketing Director
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Builders’ Association hosts Kansas City leaders for online town hall about 18th and Vine

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 4, 2020 – The Builders’ Association’s Builders’ Talk online town hall series continues Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. with a discussion on community and economic development of the historic 18th and Vine district.

Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas joins LaTasha McCall, owner of LM2, and Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, as panelists for the event. Kiona Sinks of Elevate Consulting will moderate.

“The community and economic development of this historic part of Kansas City depends on finding business owners willing to invest and become a part of building up the area,” McCall said. “I’m looking forward to being part of the conversation The Builders’ Association is hosting.”

Four planned developments, including a mixed-use block, an arts and culture center, and senior living facility are expected to bring more than $100 million in future private investment in the area, according to the Kansas City Business Journal.[1]

“With upcoming retail and residential development in the 18th Street corridor, the construction industry will have plenty of opportunities to help build the future of Kansas City while honoring its past,” Don Greenwell, Builders’ president, said. “We look forward to hearing from our panelists on the rich history and continued potential for growth in the 18th and Vine district.”

Click here to register for this event.

About the Builders’ Association

Since 1887, The Builders’ Association has been committed to improving people’s lives through construction. Builders’ is a nonprofit trade association on a mission to advance the industry and the broader community. Serving mid-America, the association’s hundreds of member companies employ over 25,000 people. As a catalyst for collaboration, Builders’ connects passionate people and businesses.

About the Kansas City Chapter, Associated General Contractors of America

The association’s sister organization, the Kansas City Chapter, Associated General Contractors of America, currently represents 120 firms in the heartland region and is part of the AGC of America, the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States.

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