Special thanks go out to Mayor Brenton and the members of the Liberty City Council for their recognition of Economic Development Week. That’s right, after 90 years in existence the International Economic Development Association (IEDC) has created the week encouraging communities to plan events and recognize the partnerships and professionals that work to create investment and growth opportunities enhancing the quality of life within their community.
While I will leave the events, ribbons, and celebrations to the real exciting activities – hint there are several in the coming weeks – I do whole heartedly want to reinforce a couple of the ideas. The economic development profession recognizes its role in a regions long term success. The City of Liberty furthermore recognizes that it is a vital part of the region’s success and has committed to developing a strong economic development program. The Liberty EDC is proud to be a partner together with the City of Liberty, Clay County, and with the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC).
IEDC is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers with more than 4700 members. One thing to pull out of their materials that seems to say it all; “The economic development industry remains as complex, challenging, and rewarding as ever. LEDC is proud to be a partner and indeed finds it rewarding to be a part of the team. Like any good team we are always looking for ways to improve! If you have any questions about LEDC or interest in providing input and feedback please reach out to us.