Current Statistics:

Population 114,000+
Households 49,500+
Registered Voters 62,000+
Total Area (sq. miles) 78
Airports 1 (runway length 2,565 ft.)
Bus System (KCATA) 1
Taxi Service 1
Daily Newspapers 2
Radio Stations 28
Public Television Stations 7
Cable Television Systems 2
Hospitals 2 / Bed Space 576
Police Protection 2 Stations / 246 Employees
Fire Protection 10 Stations / 189 Employees
Streets 520 paved miles
Electric Power System 5 Power Stations
51,000 Customers
2,244 Daily Average Usage (Mwh)
10,152 Maximum Daily Capacity (Mwh)
Water System 652 miles of Water Mains
43,500 Customers
3,508 Fire Hydrants
23,544,000 Daily Average Useage (Gal.)
32,693,000 Maximum Daily Pumpage (Gal.)
Sanitary Sewer System 508 miles of Sewer Mains
39,000 Customers
1 Treatment Plant
10.00 Daily Average Treatment (MGD)
18.75 Maximum Daily Capacity of Treatment (MGD)

Independence Council for Economic Development

The Independence Council for Economic Development (ICED) was created in 1983, to assists businesses interested in locating, relocating or expanding commercial office or industrial operations in the city of Independence, Missouri.

A rich history, a dynamic network of commerce, and a strong work force combine to make Independence ideal for business and industry. Your business needs a place to produce quality goods and services at a competitive price, plus a distinctive quality of life.

Independence welcomes business with a low and equitable tax structure, productive labor force and impressive industrialsites. Our ideal central location and well-built, uncongested transportation system entice all types of businesses. Consequently, we have made our mark as a center for manufacturing, wholesale and retail services and a wide range of support services.

The people of Independence make our quality of life second to none. The abundant well-planned neighborhoods are ideal for families. Our children excel through the nationally recognized school district, while the Independence Parks and Recreation offer a variety of activities and beautiful parks for year-rounduse.

Our goal is to see your business grow beyond your highest expectations. We invite you to take a moment and acquaint yourself with our community. The facts will enlighten you to our city. Visit us and put the facts to the test. We are confident that if you give us a close enough look, you'll want to be a part of our community.

The Independence Plan for Neighborhood Councils

The purpose of the Independence Plan is to promote community cohesiveness in the City of Independence.

Experience has taught us that cohesiveness comes from cooperation in a common cause. The City is organized into 42 neighborhoods and 20 citywide committees. Each of these 62 groups is made up of citizens who work together. Our purpose is to establish settings in which neighborhood functions can be met with greatest effectiveness. The focus of the Independence Plan is directed at enabling neighborhood groups to act as self advocates to meet need at the most decentralized level. Neighborhood programs are conceived, developed and performed by residents of the neighborhood in which they live or work. The Independence Plan works with other agencies and institutions in Independence to accomplish common goals and objectives.

The Independence Plan for Neighborhood Councils was established by the Independence City Council in 1971. It is a 501-C-3 nonprofit agency supported entirely by donations from individuals and businesses. The existence of the Independence Plan was the reason for the City receiving it's second All America City Award in 1981.

Additional Information

Independence Chamber of Commerce

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