About ICED

The Independence Council for Economic Development is a non-profit, public/private partnership, which was established in 1983 for the purpose of supporting and enhancing the economic growth of Independence.

The Board of Directors oversees the establishment of policy for the organization with initiatives carried out by professional staff. ICED contracts with the City of Independence and the Independence Chamber of Commerce to perform economic development services. 60+ private sector investors also provide financial support to allow ICED to carry out the mission statement of the organization.

Our Focus

  • Recruit and expand higher wage job opportunities
  • Promote and encourage private capital investment
  • High level of support for existing core employers through business retention program
  • Increase the growth and expansion of small business with support of entrepreneurial efforts
  • Promote and leverage investment in economically distressed areas of Independence

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