LEADER Worldwide to expand in Kansas City, investing more than $3.2 million and creating 59 new jobs

LEADER Worldwide, a ground travel management and logistics company, announced today that it will expand in Kansas City, investing more than $3.2 million and creating 59 new jobs. The company’s expansion will increase its fleet of vehicles and equipment while providing a new office and garage space.

“We’re pleased to see LEADER Worldwide growing and investing right here in the Show-Me State,” said Governor Mike Parson. “This company’s expansion is a testament to our state’s favorable business climate and ability to support innovative businesses. We look forward to LEADER Worldwide’s success and continued growth in the Kansas City area.”

LEADER Worldwide offers a variety of luxury private vehicles ready to be reserved for any business trip. The company’s award-winning service is the result of its commitment to professionalism, cleanliness, safety, and time management.

“We love Kansas City - there is no better place to live, work, and play,” said Bruce Heinrich, Founder and CEO of LEADER Worldwide. “Our growing economy and diverse business landscape make it an ideal location for our expansion. LEADER Worldwide is blessed to have such an incredible team of chauffeurs and office personnel who truly love what we do. We have always strived to be the absolute best service provider in our industry and our remarkable list of clients will affirm we are doing just that. It is so rewarding to see how more than 20 years of dedication and hard work are creating not just jobs, but well-paid, fulfilling careers."

LEADER Worldwide is headquartered with Signature Flight Support at Kansas City’s MKC – Charles B. Wheeler Airport for private aviation. With a hand-selected network of affiliates, LEADER Worldwide serves its clients in all 50 states and currently 36 countries around the globe. 

“LEADER Worldwide is demonstrating its continued commitment to Kansas City by creating new opportunities for the region,” said Michelle Hataway, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development. “We’re proud to support LEADER Worldwide alongside our partners who are helping us help Missourians prosper.”

For this expansion, LEADER Worldwide will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation. 

What others are saying 

“As a steadfast Economic Development Officer, I witness the business success stories unfolding in Kansas City, Missouri, fueled by the incentives offered by the City of Kansas City and the State of Missouri,” said Kyana Bowers, Business Development Officer for the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City. “These incentives aren’t just financial boosts for LEADER Worldwide, but catalysts for growth, innovation, and job creation for our community.”

About LEADER Worldwide

With a borrowed car and a cell phone, LEADER Worldwide, also known as LEADER Limo, was founded more than 20 years ago by Kansas City native and Ritz Carlton veteran Bruce Heinrich. LEADER provides luxury chauffeured services throughout the United States and around the world. The company’s dedication to offering safe, on-time, and quality service is a testament to its success and accolades. LEADER Worldwide is a two-time recipient of National Operator of the Year, the industry’s most prestigious award. 

To learn more about LEADER Worldwide, visit LEADERWorldwide.com.

About the Missouri Department of Economic Development

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life. As one team built around the customer and driven by data, DED aspires to be the best economic development department in the Midwest. Through its various initiatives, DED is helping create opportunities for Missourians to prosper.

For the latest updates on DED’s current or future programs and initiatives, visit DED’s website.

About the Missouri Works Program

As the state’s number one incentive tool for expansion and retention, the Missouri Works Program helps businesses access capital through withholdings or tax credits to embark on facility expansions and create jobs. This program can also help businesses purchase equipment to maintain its facility in Missouri.