Economic Development

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Lenexa Economic Development Council
The Chamber and Economic Development Council can help your company locate and expand in Lenexa. By assisting you through the development process, from site selection to market analysis, to understanding the city's tax incentive policies, we facilitate growth. At the state level, the LEDC can assist clients in understanding state assistance, from investment tax credits to job creation tax credits and job training.
Both organizations exist to assist businesses of all sizes, answer questions and make the most from doing business in Lenexa. These organizations work together to help assure a positive climate for the business community and foster economic growth.

City of Lenexa
For information regarding obtaining business licenses contact the City of Lenexa Clerk's Office, 913-477-7510.
For information regarding plats, site maps, rezoning and business regulations contact the Planning and Development Department, 913-477-7710.
For information on enforcement of building codes, inspections and commercial sign permits contact the Code Enforcement Division, 913-477-7720.
For information on utilities, infrastructure and streets contact the Public Works Department, 913-477-7680.

Lenexa Convention and Visitors Bureau
Turn to the Lenexa Convention and Visitors Bureau for assistance in planning an upcoming convention, conference or meeting. The CVB can help secure lodging facilities for business meetings and conventions. Contact the main line for information on Lenexa regarding facilities and promotions. The CVB will provide a beautifully created Visitor's guide which features exciting events, activities and restaurants to let prospective visitors know what Lenexa is all about.

Business Registration and Tax Requirements
Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing provides information regarding the process for state registration and tax requirements for starting a new business. For information call 785-296-5298.

Business Information
Better Business Bureau - 816-421-7800
Internal Revenue Service - 800-829-3676
Kansas Department of Revnue - 785-296-3059
Kansas Department of Human Resources, Overland Park - 913-648-6161
Kansas Department of Human Resources, Topeka - 785-296-3441
Lenexa Chamber of Commerce - 913-888-1414

The Center for Business Innovation

Provides services to help entrepreneurs overcome obstacles during the start-up phase of their business venture. Client services include competitve analysis, market research, strategic partner search, mission statement and goal setting, strategic and tactical plan development and focus groups. CBI is the only organization in the Kansas City region which assumes a partnership position in the development and growth of early stage, job-producing companies. 4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110, 816-561-8567

The Home Business Connection
Five chapters in the metropolitan area located in Independence, North of the River, Olathe, Overland Park and the Plaza. They provide monthly educational programs and networking events for home-based business owners. Attendance is encouraged at one or all chapters to broaden business connections. University of Missouri Extension, Director Barbara Cunningham, 1901 NE 48th St., Kansas City, MO 64118, 816-792-7692, fax 816-792-7787.

The Johnson County Business Tech Center
A not-for-profit, small business incubator that provides high-quality consulting services, administrative support and low-cost facilities for emerging businesses that will result in positive business activity and job creation for Johnson County. 9875 Widmer Rd., Lenexa, KS 66219, 913-438-2282, fax 913-888-6928.

Johnson County Community College
Business and Industry Institute provides information and continuing education classes ranging from management and professional development to small business courses and office skills. The training programs they offer are customized to the individual participants and evaluated with their needs in mind. Kathy Yeager, Program Director, Business and Industry Institute, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-469-3845, fax 913-469-4415.
Small Business Development Center is to help your business succeed. SBDC provides companies with information, consultation and training for owners of new and existing businesses. The small business library is also available for helpful books, periodicals and videos. SBDC consultants can help with accessing databases and a wide variety of resources on topics such as manufacturing processes, technology advances, patents and trademarks. Counseling services are confidential and provided at no charge. Brett Larson, Director, Small Business Development Center, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-469-3878, fax 913-469-2547.

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC)
An engineering consulting firm that helps small and medium-sized manufacturers become more productive and competitive. MAMTC's services include one-on-one consultation, training, seminars, workshops and roundtables, technology searches, equipment selection and more. Mike Niedenthal, Director, 11011 Antioch, Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-469-MAMTC, fax 913-469-8262.

The Small Business Administration
Provides assistance, counseling and training to prospective and existing business people. The SBA has a Business Information Center that provides the latest in high-tech computer hardware, software and telecommunications to assist small businesses as well as one-on-one counseling. Also available is the top-notch on-site resource library for a variety of information. Small Business Administration, 323 W. 8th St., Kansas City, MO 64105, 816-374-6675, fax 816-374-6692.