LSEDC Holds Annual Meeting

Stephani BordnerWhat's Happening

The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council held its first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 17th. As part of the celebration, the LSEDC welcomed new Executive Committee and board members. Tim Paulson of Emery Sapp & Sons was announced as the organization’s new chair. Paulson said as chair, his priorities will be to focus on affordable housing, workforce and affordable … Read More

LS metal artists debut ‘Infinite Harvest’ at Summit Orchards

Stephani BordnerUncategorized, What's Happening

By: John Beaudoin, KC Communication & Media Matters LEE’S SUMMIT – Once a site thriving with apple, peach and pear orchards, a valley in Lee’s Summit is now home to a massive commercial development with a public art piece honoring that past. Lee’s Summit metal artist Dave Eames has created ‘Infinite Harvest,’ a colorful, 11-foot-tall representation of a large bushel … Read More

Resolution in Support of June 2020 No Tax Rate Increase Bond Issue for Lee’s Summit R-7 School District

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WHEREAS, To promote and enhance the City of Lee’s Summit as a model community for economic innovation and growth fueled by a pro-business environment, diverse economic base and a commitment to strong relationships and work ethic.; and WHEREAS, quality public schools are a vital component in creating a highly-skilled workforce; and WHEREAS, quality public schools contribute to high quality of … Read More

Resolution in Support of Proposed Local Use Tax on the Ballot June 2, 2020

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WHEREAS, the mission of the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council (LSEDC) is to promote and enhance the City of Lee’s Summit as a model community for economic growth; and WHEREAS, the local use tax would be used to provide essential city services such as infrastructure projects, police, fire, building inspections, and snow removal; and WHEREAS, the local use tax shall … Read More

LSEDC Takes Active Role in Workforce Development

Stephani BordnerWhat's Happening, Workforce

In honor of Economic Development Week, the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council is celebrating the contributions economic development organizations (EDO) make to their communities. One of the key roles of an EDO is to attract and grow existing businesses. When companies look to relocate or expand, one of the top considerations is access to a highly-skilled workforce. That is why … Read More

Bennett Packaging Donates PPE to Lee’s Summit First Responders

Stephani BordnerUncategorized, What's Happening

On April 20th, Bennett Packaging in Lee’s Summit delivered 500 face shields to the Lee’s Summit Fire Department headquarters. The shields will be distributed among all seven Lee’s Summit fire stations, as well as the police department for first responders to use as a barrier of protection amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is absolutely great, especially since Personal Protective Equipment … Read More

LSEDC Adapting to Assist Lee’s Summit Businesses Amid Pandemic

Stephani BordnerWhat's Happening

The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council has made a quick shift to accommodate the changing needs of business owners and leaders amid COVID-19. Whether by interrupting revenue streams, straining the supply chain or creating a sudden increase in demand, one thing is for certain – the COVID-19 pandemic has had an extraordinary impact on businesses in Lee’s Summit and around … Read More

LSEDC Hosts 2020 State of the Summit

Stephani BordnerWhat's Happening

The 2020 State of the Summit was held Wednesday afternoon. The event featured a panel comprised of Lee’s Summit Mayor Bill Baird, Assistant City Manager Mark Dunning, LSEDC President & CEO Rick McDowell and Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation Administrator Joe Snook. The panel was moderated by LSEDC Board Member, Will Coates. The panelists addressed multiple topics submitted by LSEDC … Read More