Global IT Firm Aims to Make a Home in Lee’s Summit Via Federal Contract

Gail BryantWhat's Happening

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – IT Coalition, Inc. (ITC), a global Service-Disabled-Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB),is pursuing a contract with the federal government in order to expand its business to Lee’s Summit. Currently, the National Benefits Center (NBC) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) is soliciting proposals for a major contractor to support its … Read More

Federal Government Offers Opportunity for Lee’s Summit Workers

Gail BryantWorkforce

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

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

EDC StaffWorkforce

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

Kansas Governor Agrees to Border War Truce

Gail BryantEconomic Policy

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has signed an executive order to end the border war between Missouri and Kansas. Friday morning, Governor Kelly signed Executive Order 19-09. It directs the Kansas Department of Commerce to end the practice of providing incentives to any company in the Kansas City area solely for purpose of convincing them to move across the state line, … Read More

Missouri Legislature Passes Economic Development Package

EDC StaffEconomic Policy

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