By The Numbers
By The Numbers 2012
Statistics are vital to helping make important business decisions. CLICK HERE to download a copy of Eastern Jackson County By Numbers 2012, an in-depth analysis of household characteristics, population, labor force, major employers, education and more.

Committed To
Helping Existing
Businesses Grow

In Jackson County, approximately 70 percent of the jobs created come from existing businesses. While it grabs headlines to bring in big new developments, the County Economic Development Department is committed to helping already existing businesses prosper.



MayorsCounty Hosts Forum, Bringing Together State &
City Officials TO Discuss Development Strategies
They came together to discuss economic development strategies that will benefit both Jackson County and the entire state of Missouri. Five Missouri State representatives and five eastern Jackson County mayors participated in the forum Friday, August 26 that quickly evolved into a brainstorming session with one dominant topic -- topics.

Economic Development Director Robbie MackinenCounty Executive Hosts Economic Development Tour
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders and other County staff led local and state elected officials on a tour of key economic development sites within the county. Major stops on the tour included sites that already are or will soon become focal points for economic development in Blue Springs, Independence and Lee's Summit.

Arrowhead DedicationRenovated Arrowhead Stadium Dedicated
In their very first game at Arrowhead Stadium, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated their cross-state rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, 24-14. While Lenny Dawson was still taking snaps as the Chiefs quarterback, the real star that night -- August 12, 1972 -- was Arrowhead. The facility was considered among the very best in the National Football League. Now, 38 years later, Arrowhead is again among the league's elites, thanks to renovations made possible through Jackson County's voters and the Chiefs' owners, the Hunt family.

The K'The K' To Host 2012 All-Star Game
Jackson County voters made this possible: Major League Baseball's (MLB) All-Star Game will be played at Kauffman Stadium in 2012.

St. Louis reported a $60 million windfall as the host city for the 2009 All-Star Game. Early projections indicate the 2012 game could have about a $70 million impact on Greater Kansas City's economy. Anaheim, California, is hosting the 2010 All-Star Game next month. Both Anaheim and Phoenix, the 2011 host, anticipate the game giving their communities a similar economic jolt.

Mizzou Center Mizzou Center Opens In Blue Springs
The Mizzou Center may be in Blue Springs, but the new facility will have an economic impact that goes well beyond that eastern Jackson County community's city limits. "This represents an economic development triumph for Blue Springs, all of Jackson County and the entire Kansas City metropolitan region," stressed Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders.


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