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Barbara Hake

Business Recruitment Project Manager, Kansas City Metro Region
(913) 909-0999

Barbara Hake
Barbara has successfully managed and coordinated business recruitment and expansion projects for 25+ years resulting in over 40,000 jobs and over $3.0 billion in both capital investment and payroll.  She currently works as a Business Development Consultant for the Kansas Department of Commerce on business recruitment projects for the state.  Barbara previously managed the business recruitment operations and professional staff at the Kansas Department of Commerce which received national awards and recognition for results in job creation, payroll and capital investment resulting in a diverse and extensive network of site consultant contacts across the U.S. Barbara is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council and an Economic Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council. She is a member of the Kansas Economic Development Association.   Barbara has been an active member in the Industrial Asset Management Council, International Economic Development Council and a state board member on the Southern Economic Development Council.  She serves on the board for Heartland Business Capital and also is a board member and instructor for the Heartland Economic Development Council.   She is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and Washburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
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