Mid-States Experiences Steady Growth

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Mid-States Distributing

Mid-States Distributing has experienced strong growth since it began its operations in Lee’s Summit in 2018. The Lee’s Summit facility is a distribution center for Mid-States Distributing Company, Inc., a farm, ranch, and home retail cooperative based out of Fort Worth, Texas.

LSEDC Takes Active Role in Workforce Development

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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

Lee’s Summit Students Learn About Trade Opportunity

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In November, a group of students from Lee’s Summit North High School learned how they could make more than $80,000 a year after high school without incurring student loan debt. STL-KC Carpenters Regional Council hosted nearly 20 students to teach them about the union’s apprenticeship program. Tina Chace, the Director of Business Development for the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council, … Read More

Lee’s Summit Students Gain First-Hand Experience in Manufacturing

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On Friday, students from Lee’s Summit North High School, Summit Christian Academy and Saint Michaels the Archangel Catholic High School were offered a unique chance to learn about the career opportunities available in modern manufacturing. Students toured Polytainers and ULTRAX Aerospace as part of National Manufacturing Day. National Manufacturing Day began as a way to educate young people about the … Read More

Federal Government Offers Opportunity for Lee’s Summit Workers

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More than 350 job seekers from across the Kansas City metro were in Lee’s Summit Thursday to learn about local opportunities at the federal government. The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council partnered with U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services to host the career fair.  The National Benefits Center, National Records Center, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Contact Center, U.S. Citizenship and … Read More

University of Central Missouri, LSR7’s Summit Technology Academy partner with international business to launch Kenya collaboration

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The University of Central Missouri (UCM) and Summit Technology Academy are partnering with Digloso, a global technology company, to foster collaboration and innovation by working with students, community organizations, businesses and government agencies in Kenya and Missouri. Known as KenMo, the program is launching this fall. It will operate out of the UCM Gigabit Lab, located at the university’s Lee’s … Read More

UCM, Lee’s Summit School District partner to launch avionics program

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UCM Avionics Advisory Board

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI — With the help of industry experts and regional stakeholders, the University of Central Missouri-Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Summit Technology Academy are working together to launch a new avionics and unmanned aircraft systems (drones) career pathways program. A new Avionics Advisory Board met for the first time on Aug. 23 to … Read More