Business Community


There are a variety of major employers in Independence including manufacturers, health and social services, retail, construction and government. The largest private sector employers include a small arms ammunition manufacturer, health care provider, food manufacturer, and insurance services.

A favorable tax structure, central location, productive labor force and available building sites make Independence an ideal place to do business. The Little Blue Parkway interchange located on I-70 is a catalyst for eastern Independence, creating an environment for business and residential growth. Independence has grown as a center for retail businesses, services and manufacturing.

The Independence Regional Ennovation Center, 201 N. Forest Ave, Independence, MO 64050, (816-463-3532) is a mixed use business incubator that focuses on three core areas for the development of new businesses – bio-tech, kitchen, and business and technology. The Enovation Center provides the necessary facilities and support services to launch successful start up businesses in a collaborative environment which fosters entrepreneurs.

The Indepedence Economic Development Council, located in the Free Enterprise Center at 210 West Truman Road, Independence 64050, encourages your questions and inquiries:

(816) 252-4745 Independence Economic Development Council (IEDC)

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