Lenexa is part of a large and diverse region with a welcoming collection of cities and communities. There are myriad civic and cultural organizations that can help ease the transition for individuals who may relocate here from outside the U.S.
From ethnic restaurants and social groups to language and cultural immersion programs, there are many resources and opportunities available to help make the move as comfortable and enjoyable as possible!
Our centralized location, quality infrastructure, cost of living well below the national average, strong commercial and employment base, excellent schools, and outstanding amenities also draw international companies looking to find a home and access North American markets.
Ceva Biomune (France), Corbion North America (Netherlands), Grundfos Pump (Denmark), and Kocher+Beck USA (Germany) are among the successful foreign-invested ventures located in Lenexa, and Panasonic (Japan) is opening a large EV battery plant nearby.
Many more of Lenexa’s major employers are doing business around the world, including Quest Diagnostics, Rockwell Collins Aerospace, Kiewit Power/Engineering, United Parcel Service (UPS), Cboe Global Markets, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Pivot International, just to name a few.
If you are interested in diversifying your sales or workforce as well, the International Team at the Kansas Department of Commerce offers consultations, programs, and services that can assist you with exporting, international investment, and reshoring or with foreign labor certification.
You can also find exporting information and expert advice on international trade through the Mid-America District Export Council.
Ethnic Enrichment Commission (EEC) – https://eeckc.org/
Aspires to foster understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity, preserve Ethnic heritage, encourage Ethnic identity, and coordinate and facilitate Ethnic programs, including these represented Country/Culture Commissions.
Kansas City Japanese School – https://kcjs.org/
Supplemental school providing cultural experiences that enable children from grades K-9 to acquire a foundation of skills to become productive global citizens.
Lenexa offers a variety of international cuisines, including several at the Lenexa Public market. Travel around the world without leaving Lenexa!
Lenexa Public Market vendors – Merchants – Lenexa Public Market
Where to Dine – Where to Dine | Lenexa Chamber of Commerce