From The Ground Up: Feat. Jill McCarthy of the Kansas City Area Development Council

Jill McCarthy is the Senior Executive for Corporate Attraction for the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC), a role she was just promoted to. Jill has 24 years of experience in economic development – specializing in regional business recruitment efforts for KCADC across multiple disciplines. Jill has worked comprehensively in assisting customer/shared service centers, advanced manufacturing, distribution/ecommerce, data centers and other operational projects. Jill specializes in assisting companies and consultants considering a KC metro location (urban, suburban or rural) through extensive briefings, demographics, site visits and facilitation of incentives. A few of Jill’s successes include: Dex Media, OptumRx, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, Magna, Martinrea Intl, Littler, 1&1 Internet and U.S. Bank.

Prior to assuming this new role, Jill was the Vice President for Business Development for the Kansas City Area Development Council, a job she held for almost 18 years. Jill was also the Director of Economic Development at Shawnee Economic Development Council.

Jill is the commissioner of the Johnson County Airport Commission, a member of the ULI Kansas City Advisory Board, a member of U.S. Senator Moran’s Kansas Service Academy Selection Board and Co-Chair of the communications committee for Crew KC.

Jill received a Bachelor of Science degree in management and human resources from MidAmerica Nazarene University and a Business Management degree from Indiana State University.