Lee’s Summit, Missouri, has received the top designation by the SolSmart program, which signals that a community is “open for solar business.” The designation enables communities to be more effective in attracting solar industry investment and the development of local energy-related jobs.
The SolSmart program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office and led by The Solar Foundation and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), provides no-cost technical assistance to help communities make it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar. Its overarching goal is to help governments “move toward a stronger, more resilient and sustainable future.”
Missouri’s low cost of energy, combined with low cost of living and doing business, positions Missouri as a strategic location for manufacturers in the energy sector. While the state’s location and extensive logistics infrastructure make it simple and efficient to ship energy-related products around the world.
For more information on Missouri’s energy solutions and advanced manufacturing industries, check out our industry webpages, or contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have, and show you how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion, collaboration and investment needs.