Upcoming events

    • Friday, June 21, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 18011 Bass Pro Drive, Independence, MO 64055

    Join us as we induct our new officers, honor a board member with the George Matteson Leadership award and hear a keynote speaker straight from Silicon Valley who will share her experience working in the tech sector and the workforce challenges that many companies are currently facing.

    Program: "Attracting and Retaining Great Talent" A View from Silicon Valley

    Keynote Speaker: Sheila Normile Thompson

    Ms. Thompson is the Co-Founder of Hiring Guild, a boutique hiring consultancy helping startups design better hiring practices and attract top tier design, research and marketing talent. Sheila spent six years at Facebook leading marketing and research teams. Prior to Facebook she held strategy roles at eBay, Gap, Inc, Landor and AKQA. 

Past events

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 Independence Business Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Quarterly EDC Investors Meeting
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 EDC Management Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 07, 2019 Leadership Exchange Trip
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 EDC Board of Directors Meeting
Friday, January 18, 2019 Eggs & Issues Legislative Breakfast
Thursday, December 13, 2018 Holiday Party at the Bingham Waggoner Estate


To support the economic growth of Independence through the creation of new employment opportunities and the attraction of private capital investment.


210 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050


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