Kansas City Star
The members of the Missouri Economic Development Finance Association elected Jim Devine, President & CEO of the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council for a 3-year term to the MEDFA Board of Directors. MEDFA’s membership includes community economic development directors, public officials, real estate developers, attorneys and financial professionals from across the state. MEDFA is a statewide trade association to guide public policy and approaches to financing economic development.
“I am pleased to represent my community and profession to educate and advocate for the responsible use of economic development financing tools. With Lee’s Summit being a maturing community, development projects are more complicated and typically use a blend of programs for achieving their financing needs. Knowing peers and providers who routinely use these tools will insure that Lee’s Summit can emulate best-practice-development financing approaches, especially for difficult redevelopment projects which are likely to fill our pipeline in the coming years,” said Devine.