From the more than 400,000 people living in Kansas City, Missouri, to the fewer than 1,000 in Greenwood, Jackson County offers a rare mix of metropolitan convenience and rural charm, all within 604 square miles.

Mike Sanders

We're home to Fortune 500 companies, two major professional sports franchises (the Royals of Major League Baseball and the Chiefs of the National Football League), the famous Plaza and the third largest county parks system in the United States. While Kansas City may be well known for its jazz and barbecue, Jackson County can also boast of having some of the world's most renowned art museums and most innovative medical research centers.

The Show-Me attitude of Missouri thrives here in Jackson County. Dating back to our humble beginnings at historic Fort Osage, established in 1808 as America's first outpost on the western frontier, through the presidency of Jackson County's own Harry S. Truman and into the 21st Century, we have continually shown a commitment to always be moving forward.

From the vibrancy of Kansas City and the prosperous communities surrounding it to the natural beauty of our parks, Jackson County is the perfect place to grow a business and raise a family.

Michael D. Sanders
Jackson County Executive  

  Director of Government Relations Robbie Makinen    (816) 881-3333    rmakinen@jacksongov.org

Economic Development Director John Sweeney, Jr.    (816) 881-3333    jsweeney@jacksongov.org

  Truman Road Green Gateway Plan
A collaborative plan, involving the City of Independence and Jackson County, for a four-lane parkway on Truman Road from I-435 to Winner Road.

> 2014 Planning Sustainable Places Application Scores

Quick Maps
Our Economic Development website features an online mapping system featuring all parcels. A wealth of information among each property is available literally at your fingertips. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED. This website has been created through regional collaboration and represents the entire County's commitment to progress. Utilize these web-based tools as your portal to a wide array of data.

The Alliance
The Eastern Jackson County Development Alliance has helped bring together the communities within the Alliance in a sense of cooperation rather than competition. Those communities—Blue Springs, Buckner, Grain Valley, Grandview, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Oak Grove and Raytown—now pool their resources in the realization that economic development in one of their communities will have benefits that extend to other communities.

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