The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council (LSEDC) in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, received the 2018 Business Retention and Expansion award from the Missouri Economic Development Council.
LSEDC president Rick McDowell and director of community and investor relations Jessica Hamilton accepted the award at MEDC’s annual meeting at the Lake of the Ozarks in June.
“In 2017, LSEDC relaunched its BRE program with a specific focus on helping local businesses solve pain points relating to workforce development, regardless of their membership status with LSEDC,” McDowell said. “This award validates those efforts and is a credit to the hard work and vision of Jessica Hamilton, who is largely responsible for implementing our BRE vision.”
The MEDC BRE Awards Program recognizes the contribution of BRE to the success of local and regional economic development initiatives. The purpose of the award is to increase the focus on BRE in economic development organizations by identifying programs, projects or people that have significant impact on a Missouri community or communities.