Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council hosted its first Windshield Tour on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022. The trolley tour was led by LSEDC’s CEO & President, Rick McDowell, and the City of Lee’s Summit’s City Manager, Mark Dunning, who guided participants through Lee’s Summit development sites. Attendees included LSEDC board members Bill Brown of Paragon Star, Mike VanBuskirk of Newmark Zimmer, Tom Jackson of Central Bank, Mayor of Lee’s Summit Bill Baird, Keith Dorrian of A.L. Huber Construction, and Laurel Hogue with the University of Central Missouri, as well as LSEDC staff and advisory board investors.
Two close friends who have known each other and worked together for about 20 years decided to start an architect business. In July 2017, Sammey Collins and Roger Webb started their company, Collins-Webb Architecture. When they told their wives about their plans, it came as no surprise to them as they said, “It’s about time!” After spending three months in … Read More
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers have passed a pro-growth economic development package championed by Governor Mike Parson. SB 68, which passed on Tuesday, establishes a deal-closing fund and creates a scholarship for adult students in Missouri. Governor Mike Parson praised the passage of SB 68, saying it puts Missouri on track to be one of the most pro-growth, pro-jobs … Read More
Executives representing leading Lee’s Summit companies shared insight into doing business in Lee’s Summit at the 2019 State of the Summit presented by the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council on Wed., March 6. Panelists reflected the diversity of the Lee’s Summit business community, from healthcare to manufacturing to the federal government and included: Rob Cowan, Director, National Benefits Center, part … Read More
The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council (LSEDC) is pleased to announce that Tina Chace has been promoted to the newly created position of Director of Business Development. In her new role, Chace will lead LSEDC’s business retention and workforce development efforts, as well as oversee investor relations for the organization. “Tina has done a fantastic job handling operations and marketing … Read More