Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation
A Hawthorn Foundation member since 2014.
The Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation represents the City of Blue Springs, a growing community just 20 minutes east of downtown Kansas City in Missouri’s Kansas City Region. Since 2005, the BSEDC has worked to create a dynamic and responsive organization aimed at fostering growth in Blue Springs and currently has 65 members. The BSEDC focuses on meaningful engagement between the public and private sectors through companies, organizations, government entities and individuals to advance development, redevelopment, investment and job creation for Blue Springs.
The Kansas City region is a creative crossroad for thriving businesses. Criss-crossed by four major interstates and four Class I rail lines, the five-county Kansas City region offers direct connections to some of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. Kansas City and its suburbs are particularly strong in advanced manufacturing, energy, data and bio. The region is also at the center of the KC Animal Health Corridor, which is home to the largest concentration of animal health companies in the world.
Businesses considering the Kansas City region are often surprised by its vibrant quality of life. Downtown and midtown entertainment and shopping districts contribute to the workday dynamic for many, while jazz and barbeque round out the picture, making the area a Midwest tourist hub.