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It takes a team to grow the local economy and the partnership of the public and private sector helps support the growth of new jobs and the attraction of capital investment which benefits us all.

Success By The Numbers:
2019 Progress Report

790 Businesses Assisted
38 Projects Completed
311 New Jobs Created
$ 48.4 M Capital Investment

Latest News

Phase 1 Re-opening Guidelines Released

Phase 1 of the Eastern Jackson County recovery plan has been released. The goals of the plan are to protect the health and safety of Jackson County residents, facilitate a safe start and transition to economic recovery and support all people and communities. Read more

New President Hired to Lead EDC

The Independence Economic Development Council Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of J.D. Kehrman as the next President & CEO of the organization.  He will start his duties on June 1st.  Mr. Kehrman was most recently the City Manager for the City of Nevada, Missouri where he has served since 2010 and

Waters Elected to Serve as Chairman of the Board

The Independence EDC Board of Directors has elected Tom Waters to serve as Chairman of the Board for a two-year term starting on July 1st.   Tom was previously served as Vice Chairman and is the owner of Corporate  CopyPrint on the Independence Square.  Mr. Waters will be replacing Dr. Jason Snodgrass of the Fort Osage

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