Leavenworth County Development Corporation
Steve Jack is the Executive Director of Leavenworth County Development Corporation (LCDC). His hiring in 2007 followed a 21 year career with the State of Kansas where he managed business finance and workforce development programs for the Kansas Department of Commerce. He also served as Director of Employment & Training with the Kansas Department of Human Resources.
He was selected as a Governor’s Fellow before joining the Department of Commerce in 1986. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Kansas State University in Political Science and Public Administration. He is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.
Jack leads LCDC’s efforts to facilitate the creation and retention of jobs and capital investment in Leavenworth County. His tenure at LCDC has resulted in the expansion of the business retention and expansion program which has resulted in more than 10 million dollars of grants and tax savings to local businesses. LCDC’s business attraction efforts have included the location of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Unilock, Central Bag, Wilson Glass, Industrial Service Technologies (IST), Modern Advanced Printing Solutions (MAPS), and the V.A. Central Plains Consolidated Patient Account Center.
Jack is currently president of the Kansas Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), a past-president of the National Association of Industry-Specific Training Directors (NAISTD) and serves on the boards of Team Kansas, Leavenworth-Lansing Chamber, and Leavenworth Library Foundation. He began his career in public service after 11 years in radio broadcasting at KMAN/KMKF in Manhattan, Kansas.