Even though the sites are still under development, local economic development officials have been pitching new industrial parks in Leavenworth and Tonganoxie to prospective businesses.

Even though the sites are still under development, local economic development officials have been pitching new industrial parks in Leavenworth and Tonganoxie to prospective businesses.

Steve Jack, executive director of the Leavenworth County Development Corporation, spoke Wednesday during a meeting of the Leavenworth County Port Authority Board of Directors.

LCDC is a partner organization of the Port Authority.

Jack reviewed various leads and projects LCDC has been working on. These included projects for which the Leavenworth Business and Technology Park or the Tonganoxie Business Park were pitched as possible locations for businesses.

An 81.91-acre parcel of land owned by the city of Leavenworth is being developed into the new Leavenworth Business and Technology Park. Development of the park, which is located at Eisenhower Road and 14th Street, is being funded with money from the city and county governments.

The Tonganoxie Business Park, 21795 Kansas Ave., is being developed with funding from the county government. The city of Tonganoxie is overseeing the project.

Overall, LCDC has had 56 leads so far this year for potential business development.

“Last year, we had 65 (leads) for the 12 months,” Jack said.

In 2015, LCDC had 81 leads.

Jack said LCDC may be on track to have between 80 and 90 leads this year.

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