The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council is a public/private partnership connecting a network of more than 150 companies, private investors, and industry partners in Lee’s Summit and throughout the surrounding Kansas City metropolitan area. Through these relationships, the LSEDC strives to promote and enhance the City of Lee’s Summit as a model community for economic innovation and growth.

Investor Benefits:

Be involved. Work alongside other professional CEOs and community leaders to attract, retain and expand development in Lee’s Summit. Including leadership opportunities on key initiatives and task forces.

Be informed. LSEDC has direct contact with all major employers in Lee’s Summit. Through our relationships with major employers and decision-makers in Lee’s Summit, we connect our investors to valuable insights and help them make key connections that will benefit their businesses. We also partner with several economic organizations to provide informative, relevant, and engaging information about the people, businesses, and consumers who live and work in Lee’s Summit and the Kansas City Metro Area.

Be seen. One of our biggest jobs is to “sell” Lee’s Summit. We do that by working closely with City’s marketing and advertising team to create a consistent message. You will benefit from targeted media, public engagement, and collaboration from the Lee’s Summit brand. High-level investors also have opportunities for logo placement, sponsorships, and other advertising benefits.

Be connected. Our organization prides itself on the relationships we have with our partners. We benefit when you benefit. Attend luncheons, networking socials, and special events. Depending on your level of investment, you may also be eligible for private introductions to key members.

Be heard. A big part of economic development is government relations and policy. We work to ensure economic development issues stay at the forefront. When it affects our city and your business, we speak up. Your investment gives us a stronger voice to make a difference.

Find Your Fit:

We offer tiered investment levels to suit every business need. View our Investor Benefits Guide to find the best fit for your business.

To find out what the LSEDC can do for your business, contact Teresa Evans.

Join Us:

Once you are ready to join, fill out our investor application and email the completed form to