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  • 04
    Apr
    Lee's Summit EDC
    Written By thefristoegroup
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    The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council is a public-private partnership that focuses on attracting and retaining investment in Lee’s Summit. For more than 25 years, the program activities of LSEDC have been four tried and true focal points: community product improvement; business retention and expansion; attract targeted, higher paying industry and generate a positive community image. With those initiatives as our foundation, LSEDC evaluates and acts on market-based and visionary opportunities to advocate, create and solidify sustainable growth in our community. One key ingredient of the process is connecting the business community through education, integrated communication and the promotion of new opportunities to support organic business growth in Lee’s Summit. Since July 2011, continuous process improvement to enhance foundation has

  • 13
    Aug
    Lee's Summit EDC
    Written By thefristoegroup
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    RED Development has another retail development in the works near Summit Fair and SummitWoods Crossing. Summit Place, a 366,625 square foot development for a “big box retailer,” was approved by the planning commission earlier this month and is scheduled to go in front of the city council Dec. 1. According to Dave Claflin of Red Development, the company can’t yet announce a tenant, but “the big box retailer” has been identified. If approved by the city council, the project will be constructed in two phases. Phase one will consist of six buildings and five pad sites and phase two will be composed of 105 square feet of five additional buildings. According to a release, as the third development from the

  • 14
    Jul
    Lee's Summit EDC
    Written By thefristoegroup
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    The chairman of the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council passed the gavel Wednesday, during an annual investors meeting that attracted a sellout crowd of 150 to the Longview Mansion. During the meeting, which marked the beginning of a new fiscal year for the EDC, Kurt Pycior of Pycior + Co. was succeeded as chairman by Daren Fristoe of The Fristoe Group Inc. “I came on the (EDC) executive committee in 2007, and it was a very different time,” Pycior said, reflecting on the downturn that gripped the national and local economies. But the EDC, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, hung on and had some impressive numbers to announce via an annual report circulated at the meeting. During