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From the County’s southwest corner where the intermodal and Logistics Park are expected to generate 14,000 jobs and $1.4 billion, to the northeast region where excitement is building over the anticipated fall 2014 completion of IKEA Merriam, it’s a great time to do business in Johnson County. Over the last 15 years, Johnson County has provided more jobs than any other county in Kansas. Fueled by stellar regional universities and local colleges, a metro-wide focus on entrepreneurship, easy access to transportation and a strong Midwestern work ethic, Johnson County’s economy has created a net increase of 2,800 private sector employers over the past 10 years.

Business News

BOCC recognizes Papercrete Works

A county program called Papercrete Works that provides community employment opportunities for people with disabilities, along with the county team who manages the program, received recognition from the Board of County Commissioners today.

Papercrete Works is a program of Johnson County Developmental Supports, a Johnson County Government agency that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Individuals served and staff work together to create papercrete (a mixture of recycled paper, water and cement) and mold it into products they then decorate and sell. Twelve individuals are part of this daily operation and earn income.

“Learning the skills it takes to be independent, earning your own wages, creating your own pieces…I know there is a lot of pride that goes into their work,” said Micah Wickstrom, Papercrete Works coordinator, who won a Leadership in Action award earlier this year for her work with this program.

To learn more about this program, we invite you to watch this video.

Street at New Century AirCenter honors famed astronaut

A new street in Johnson County commemorates John Glenn.

This afternoon a gathering at the Commemorative Air Force of America Wing at the New Century AirCenter remembered Astronaut John Glenn with the unveiling of a street sign honoring him. The New Century AirCenter originally served as the Olathe Naval Air Station until approximately 50 years ago. During its heyday, the Olathe Naval Air Station offered flight training and activities during both World War II and the Korean War.  Before Glenn became the first astronaut to orbit Earth in 1962, with the world at war in July 1942, it was here that Glenn earned his military wings by training in a two-seater Stearman plane. He trained in the first class at the Olathe Naval Air Station.

More information is available in this news release.

You can also view the event from this Facebook Live video.

All T-Hangar Leases Must Be Renewed Before June 1, 2019

On March 27, 2019, the Johnson County Airport Commission adopted a new Airplane Hangar Rental Agreement and rate structure, which is effective June 1, 2019 for all T-Hangars at New Century AirCenter and Johnson County Executive Airport. 

  • As part of this process, the current Airplane Hangar Rental Agreements are being terminated effective at midnight on May 31, 2019.  Per the termination terms of the current lease, tenants are hereby notified that your current Agreement will terminate on May 31st.
  • This communication along with a letter and email serves as the 30-day written notice of intent to terminate pursuant to the current Agreement.
  • All existing T-Hangar tenants are required to complete and sign and return the new Agreement prior to the start of the new agreement on June 1, 2019
  • The Agreement, along with associated documents must be completed, signed, and returned to the Airport Commission Office at One New Century Parkway, New Century, KS 66031.  
  • The forms are available on the New Century Airport or Executive Airport web sites and will also be sent via mail to tenants the week of April 22nd. 
  • New Century AirCenter forms https://www.jocogov.org/dept/airport-commission/aircenter
  • Executive Airport forms https://www.jocogov.org/dept/airport-commission/executive-airport

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