In the News

Lee's Summit pump manufacturer pumps up space, jobs

Rob Roberts, of the Kansas City Business Journal, posted this article discussing the growth of a 40-year old Lee's Summit company, which included physical expansion and a plan to add more than 30 jobs to its local workforce.

"The expansion, which represents an investment of $3.1 million, increased JCI's footprint in Lee's Summit to 82,000 square feet and more than doubled its shop space to 45,000 square feet. The operation also includes an 18,000-square-foot distribution facility, and office and conference space."


Downtown district continues growth, evolution

In a guest column for the Lee's Summit Journal, Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street executive director, Donnie Rodgers writes: "Overall in 2015, we welcomed 16 new businesses and saw more than $1.6 million in private investment to breathe new life into Downtown Lee’s Summit. That growth will continue into 2016 with major projects in the works."


Redevelopment, investment still booming

Redevelopment and investment inside our buildings in Lee's Summit continues at a staggering pace, write KC Communications & Media Matters president John Beaudoin in his guest column for the Lee's Summit Journal's annual Progress edition.


Statewide organization honors local philanthropic couple

The Missouri Park and Recreation association presented Brad and Sandy Cox with a special citation award. The Lee's Summit Journal's Russ Pulley posted this article on the award honoring their on-going commitment and philanthropic endeavors with Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation.


City Council considering pay increase

Pulley tells readers in this Journal article how the Lee's Summit City Council is considering enacting a pay increase for Council members for the first time since 2002.


Investment numbers tell us 2016 could be a good year for Lee's Summit

In a guest column for the Journal, Lee's Summit Economic Development Council chairman of the board William Brown, tells us "In the last two years, our community has seen nearly half a billion dollars in investment through new residential development, city programs, parks programs, capital improvements and new commercial development and redevelopment. Of that amount, $38 million alone comes from new commercial investments and $32 million comes from redevelopment, building upgrades and tenant finishes in 2015."


Lee's Summit health foundation awards $75,000 to local nonprofits

The Kansas City Business Journal's Dora Grote details recipients of the Lee's Summit Healthcare Foundation's recent grant awards. The 12 awards totalled more than $74,000.