Lee's Summit Economic Development Council

The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council (LSEDC) is a non-profit 501c4 organization comprised of public and private partnerships created to promote and enhance the City of Lee’s Summit as a model community for economic innovation and growth.

The City of Lee’s Summit is 16 miles southeast of downtown Kansas City, and is one of the fastest growing communities in the state of Missouri. With a current population of 96,740 the city offers companies and residents a thriving local economy, award-winning schools, nimble workforce and training programs, diverse housing stock, and coveted community lifestyle amenities.

At 65 square miles – the fifth largest in the state – the city has room to grow with recently annexed properties in strategic highway served locations. Served by two interstates (I-470 and I-70) and two federal highways (U.S. 50 and U.S. 71) Lee’s Summit is accessible to regional and national markets.

Lee’s Summit is known for its innovative approach to education and workforce readiness programs. Home to the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) and Summit Technology Academy, Lee’s Summit is prime for companies looking for a highly skilled workforce. At least 50 percent or more of the working population have a college degree with 44 percent having a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. In addition, LSEDC has committed full-time resources dedicated to fostering relationships between workforce providers, education partners and the business community ensuring Lee’s Summit is involved in the latest initiatives for workforce development.

In 2016, Lee’s Summit made headlines when the City announced it had hit $1 billion in public and private investment over an 18 month period in target industries that include Health & Medical, Data Centers, Manufacturing & Distribution and Retail. In addition, the City continues to invest in their infrastructure to ensure future growth and success.

With business and industry moving at a rapid pace in Lee’s Summit, leisure activities and opportunities remain plentiful through the City’s expansive park system, historic Downtown shopping district and Longview Lake recreational area.

We invite you to live, work and play with us!

Check out our Award-Winning Park System

Vibrant Downtown and Community Tourism Page

For specific demographic information, top employers and other data, visit the Lee's Summit, Missouri, Community Profile.

Lee's Summit EDC

Represented By:

Rick McDowell



Contact Information:

218 SE Main Street
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
(816) 525-6617

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