Independence Economic Development Council

The Independence, Missouri Economic Development Council is a nonprofit, public/private partnership, which was established in 1983 for the purpose of supporting and enhancing the economic growth of Independence.


Core services include: 

  • Business Attraction (site selection, local and state incentive programs) 
  • Existing business support (business expansion, real estate needs, workforce assistance) 
  • New business start ups (developing a business plan, business counseling) 
  • Incentives 
  • Location assistance
  • Business retention and expansion 

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Small Business Policy

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Tax Credits

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Award Recognition

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Site Location

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Economic Forecast
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits
  • Tax Registration
  • State Tax Credit Information

Human Resources

  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing an Existing Business
Contact Information
Jodi Krantz
210 W Truman Rd
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 892-0020