Why Join IEDC?

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

Core Distinction Group Conducts Comprehensive Hotel Market Feasibility Study for Downtown Independence

Independence recently engaged Core Distinction Group to do a study on the feasibility of building a new hotel in the downtown Independence area.  The results can be found here in the links below. Feasibility Study Results Feasibility Study Proforma

Now Hiring – Independence Regional Ennovation Center Executive Director

Independence Regional Ennovation Center Hiring for Executive Director The Independence Economic Development Council (EDC) is currently looking to fill the position of Executive Director of the Ennovation Center business incubator, which is a subsidiary of the EDC. The incubator is a multi-faceted facility that supports early stage businesses offering physical space for commercial food preparation,

The Independence City Council Approves the Cargo Largo Redevelopment Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 15, 2021 – Independence, MO – Tonight, the Independence City Council approved the Redevelopment Plan for the Cargo Largo Project, the retail arm of Recovery Management Corporation (RMC). This $67million plan will consolidate operations from six metro locations into a new corporate headquarters, store, and warehouse. The new 524,000 square foot mixed

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