Summit Christian Academy Celebrates Classroom Addition

Gail BryantNew Development

Confetti flew through the air at Summit Christian Academy Monday as school leaders and donors cut the ribbon on the new Goppert Classroom Wing. The 11,000-square-foot wing added nine interactive classrooms to the south side of the secondary building on the 38-acre campus. It also offers additional restrooms and a nurse’s office. At the ribbon cutting ceremony, Head of School … Read More

City, Citizens Enter Final Stage of Strategic Plan

Gail BryantWhat's Happening

The City of Lee’s Summit is moving forward with the latest phase of its Ignite! Strategic Plan. Over the next four to five months, the city will lead what has been dubbed C-4 committees. C-4 stands for citizens, City Council, city administration and community partners. The C-4 committees will be comprised of groups of 25 people that will focus on … 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

LSEDC Chairman Receives Civic Leadership Award

Gail BryantPress Releases, What's Happening

Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council Chairman Chip Moxley was honored Thursday evening with the Missouri Municipal League’s West Gate Division Civic Leadership Award. Moxley was chosen by Lee’s Summit mayor Bill Baird for his ongoing dedication and leadership in the city. Moxley is the President of Tingle Flooring in Lee’s Summit and has a longstanding relationship with the LSEDC. After … Read More

LSEDC Passes Resolution In Support of Public Safety Question

Gail BryantPress Releases

The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council has endorsed and supported the City of Lee’s Summit for the issuance of a General Obligation Bond, which will be on the ballot during a special election on August 6th, 2019. The proposed $19,475,000 bond would allow for new public-safety measures including two new fire stations and associated apparatus to replace fire stations No. … Read More

Partner Spotlight: MODOT

EDC StaffWhat's Happening

Since 2016, MoDOT has led a dozen projects in Lee’s Summit with a total construction value of almost $66 million. From the $13 million Blackwell Road interchange to new $300,000+ traffic signals at Deerbrook, MoDOT’s work is visible almost anywhere you drive in the city. Matt Killion, MoDOT Area Engineer for Jackson County, appreciates the City of Lee’s Summit’s partnership … Read More