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Incentives & Development in Kansas City, Panel Discussion – January 31

January 31, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
900 W 48th Place
Kansas City, 64112


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Join your colleagues for the panel discussion by industry leaders on the intricacies of identifying incentives and how they apply to a development project.


Greg Flisram is a senior vice president for land development/ redevelopment for the economic development corporation of Kansas City (EDCKC). His department is responsible for the vetting and granting of redevelopment incentives under LCRA, PIEA and TIF to the tune of about $1 billion of projects per year. Prior to joining EDC, Greg was Development Director for the City of Green Bay, WI where he led that city’s successful downtown riverfront redevelopment efforts and advised the Green Bay Packers on the development of the sports and entertainment-focused “Titletown District” adjacent to Lambeau Field. Before transitioning to the public sector in 2010, Greg worked for many years as a redevelopment and economic development consultant/planner to cities throughout the US.


Brian Noland currently serves as Chairman to Kansas City’s Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA). He is a plaintiff’s attorney with James & Noland, LLC, devoting his practice to labor law, employment non-discrimination suits, workplace harassment and retaliation claims, and personal injury litigation.  After working for several years in local and Democratic politics, Brian now serves on the Jobs with Justice Workers Rights Board and for several other progressive causes relating to poverty and inequality.


Jason Swords In 2005, Jason began his career in real estate as a broker and purchased his first historic property after two years. With little knowledge of the National Historic Register and tax crediting programs at the time, this project opened Jason’s eyes to a developer’s role in preserving history. Since then, Jason has led Sunflower Development Group to award-winning success in revitalizing urban communities. Jason’s passion for preservation and tireless commitment to big ideas is ingrained in everything we do at Sunflower.


Roxsen Koch is a deal maker in public-private partnerships. She has more than 25 years of experience in real estate development and public finance and has pioneered the use of economic development tools throughout Missouri for complex mixed-used development projects. She understands the intricate details and economics of mixed-use projects and uses her knowledge of land use issues, real estate finance and local incentives to achieve results for real estate development projects.


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