Office & Headquarters

Lee’s Summit Advantage

Lee’s Summit’s location makes it a prime option for company headquarters. Whether your company is regional, national or global, Lee’s Summit is highly accessible to connect you to wherever your business takes you. Conveniently located near two interstates (I-470 & I-70) and two U.S. highways, (U.S. 50, U.S. 71), Lee’s Summit is accessible to either coast in a matter of days. The city is a 45 minute drive to Kansas City International, which offers dozens of direct flights and international options. The Lee’s Summit Municipal airport recently underwent renovation of its runway and can now accommodate corporate jets that can carry enough fuel to reach either coast.

Workforce Education

Lee’s Summit strives to create a competitive, highly-trained workforce beginning from post-secondary education through a four-year degree. Nearly 44 percent of Lee’s Summit residents 25 or older holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. Lee’s Summit is home to several educational institutions that offer advanced training for professionals.

  • Metropolitan Community College - Longview in Lee’s Summit offers various degrees and certificates with programs such as Business Management & Technology, Human Services and Arts & Communication.
  • The University of Central Missouri Lee's Summit campus offers various Bachelor’s degree programs including Leadership and Technology Management, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration.
  • The Summit Technology Academy is an innovative collaboration among the Lee’s Summit School District, MCC and UCM that provides high school juniors and seniors with hands-on, career-focused training. STA offers various programs including Human Services, Finance and Arts & Communication.


Lee’s Summit is 16 miles southeast of downtown Kansas City and is one of the fastest-growing communities in the state of Missouri. With a current population of 99,290, the city offers companies and residents a thriving local economy, award-winning schools, nimble workforce and training programs, plentiful public and private investment, diverse housing stock and coveted community lifestyle amenities.

At 65 square miles, the fifth-largest in the state, the city has room to grow with recently-annexed properties in strategic, highway-served locations. The ease of access to nearby highways provides Lee’s Summit with a broad workforce. Lee’s Summit has access to a pool of approximately 905,800 workers within a 45-minute drive. 80% of workers in Lee’s Summit drive fewer than 24 miles to work.