The Independence Economic Development Council is a nonprofit, public-private economic development partnership representing the City of Independence, Missouri. Located within the Independence Regional Ennovation Center, the EDC staff is ready to help support the needs of existing businesses as well as prospective new companies. All services are provided free of charge.
The professional staff is prepared to help client companies through:
Information Dissemination – provides information required by the decision maker to evaluate the Independence as a business location. Our staff can provide detailed information, statistics, and demographics on various site selection factors for the client’s review.
Coordination of Community Efforts – acts as a single source of information for the entire community. The Independence EDC has a vast network of community and regional contacts we can access for our clients. Our team will work to address individual concerns or requests from our clients.
Coordination of Area Visits – prepares, coordinates and completes follow-up for prospect team visits. The Independence EDC will schedule meetings and site visits with property representatives, area companies and service providers to offer a complete overview of Independence. Our team serves as the client’s single point of contact through the entire project life cycle.
Coordination of Incentives – coordinates state and local incentive packages. Our economic development team will identify which incentives are the best fit for prospect companies and assist them with the incentive process from beginning to end.
Confidentiality – The Independence EDC staff is committed to prospect confidentiality. All conversations, phone calls and information will be held in the highest confidence.
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This is by no means an exhaustive list of what our economic development team can provide to our clients! Contact us for more information about how the Independence EDC and how we can assist in making Independence your new home!