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Kansas City SmartPort
30 West Pershing Road, Suite 200
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone: 816.374.5640
Fax: 816.842.2865


Chris-Headshot-2022Chris Gutierrez
M: 816.591.7311
O: 816.374.5680 
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Chris is the President of KC SmartPort, Inc., a non-profit economic development organization that works to attract freight-based companies, such as manufacturing, distribution and warehouses to the 18 county, bi-state Kansas City region. Chris has been active in logistics, international business and economic development for more than 30 years. He joined KC SmartPort as President in 2003 and oversees all aspects of the organization, as well as provides thought leadership to the supply chain industry in KC and nationally.

Elli-Headshot[2022] croppedElli Bowen
Vice President
M: 913.579.3370
O: 816.374.5640
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Elli joined KC SmartPort in 2017 after serving four years as the business development director for the Shawnee Economic Development Council. Elli is responsible for business attraction project management efforts for manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing operations, as well as data centers. Elli also leads the industrial workforce development initiative for the organization. 

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