The Liberty Economic Development Corporation is led by an Executive Director Ralph Boots, EDFP.
Ralph joined the LEDC team as the Executive Director June of 2017. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Columbia College. In 2013 he graduated from OU EDI Economic Development Institute, and in 2015 he received his Economic Development Financial Professional certification.
Ralph previously worked eight years for the City of Trenton in the Community/Economic Development department. He was involved with a variety of projects including renovating a former school into housing and a 3.2 Megawatt Solar Farm. He brought stakeholders together to create an Economic Development Strategic Plan that worked with Nestle to purchase the closing Con Agra Plant. He also facilitated an adult and youth leadership development program. Ralph is a founding member of North Central Missouri Business Facilitation and the North Central Development Alliance.
In Trenton Ralph served in the community by being on the board of the Trenton Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Community Betterment, and the Missouri Economic Development Council. He was the past president of the Trenton Lion’s Club, NCMBF, NW Roundtable of Economic Developers and Great Northwest Day at the Capitol. He is currently a member of the Eastern Clay County Rotary.
Ralph is working with the LEDC board to take the organization to the next level focusing on industrial attraction, retention, and expansion while keeping LEDC’s membership “In the Know” of what’s happening in Liberty.