Shawnee approves plans for Project Homeland industrial park near K-7 Highway with prospect of 1,500+ new jobs

Ann Smith-Tate, president and chief executive officer of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council

Shawnee city leaders last month took steps to approve plans for Project Homeland, a proposed industrial park in western Shawnee. Several councilmembers shared their support for the project, saying that once it’s complete, it could produce property tax revenue that may reduce the city’s need to rely on residential property owners for taxes.

Blue Shawnee LLC, a Missouri developer, will have access to the city’s unique economic development grant program to fund public infrastructure improvements in connection to the site at 43rd Street and K-7 Highway.

The more than $90 million project includes a two million square foot warehouse and facility for distribution and light manufacturing spaces on 182 acres.