Compassus Opens Lansing Office

The nation’s largest, private independent hospice care company has moved its regional Kansas office from Overland Park to Lansing. Located at Eisenhower Crossing, the new office provides direct support for the following nine counties: Atchison, Doniphan, Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Miami, Franklin, Douglas and Jefferson. Executive Director Loree Parcells said, “In [ more]

Cereal Ingredients Receives 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence

Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer presented the 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence to Cereal Ingredients, Inc. of Leavenworth at the Team Kansas Awards Banquet on June 6 at Emporia State University. Cereal Ingredients CEO, Robert Hatch, and Kim Krauss from the company, were in attendance to pick up the award. Leavenworth [ more]

Leavenworth County Port Authority

The Leavenworth County Port Authority Board will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday,  November 29, 2017 at the LCDC office. The cost for lunch is $10 and RSVPs can be made to Mary Mack at or by calling (913) 727-6111.

Infrastructure Committee

The LCDC Infrastructure Committee will meet at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the LCDC office.

Groundbreaking Ceremony held at new Leavenworth Business Park

City and county elected officials and staff, community leaders, business owners and others gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Leavenworth Business and Technology Park on Friday, December 16. The 81-acre park is a partnership of Leavenworth County and the city of Leavenworth. Each entity is investing $4.8 million [ more]

New Army Reserve Center Breaks Ground in Tonganoxie

On December 13, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Army Reserve Center in Tonganoxie. The $12.1 million project will consist of a 36,500 SF training building, a 9,222 SF maintenance shop and a 1,700 SF storage building. These buildings and sufficient parking space for military and private vehicles [ more]

Great Western Manufacturing Reveals New Office Expansion

Great Western Manufacturing Company, Inc.  hosted a Leavenworth-Lansing Chamber Ribbon Cutting and Open House in September featuring its new 8,600 SF office expansion. Located in Leavenworth, Kansas, Great Western began its operations in 1858, building steam engines and repairing parts for steam boats and burning stoves. Since then, the Company [ more]

University of Kansas Announces New Leavenworth Presence for Fall 2016

Expanded KU Offerings Available for Current and Transitioning Military  The University of Kansas is making its high-quality programming more accessible for current and transitioning military. Starting fall 2016, it will have a new presence in Leavenworth, Kan. and offer an online certificate for military transitioning into civilian workforce. KU is [ more]

Orthotics Manufacturer Locates In Tonganoxie

Mid Star Lab, Inc., a custom orthotics manufacturer, moved its operations to Tonganoxie in Leavenworth County in February 2016 from Edwardsville, Kansas. The company, which manufactures orthotics for sport, rigid, children’s, fashion, diabetic, leather and accommodative orthotics, previously operated in a 5,000 SF building. The company growth in recent years [ more]

Second New Hotel Opens in Leavenworth

                    The city of Leavenworth now has its second new hotel to open since fall 2014. Located in the downtown business district at 4th and Choctaw Street, the 77-room, four-story Hampton Inn by Hilton opened October 14, 2015.   The Leavenworth-Lansing [ more]