Daniel Edwards

2024Missouri, US


Daniel Edwards is CRO (Chief Rebuilding Officer) of NeighborBuilt, the economy creation platform he and his wife Ebony founded to help cities transform distressed census tracts into high-performing relevant economies. The pair also own the nation’s only Black-owned lumberyard, Eastside Lumber, the key to economy creation. They are currently piloting the platform in the historically-Black South Vine District in Kansas City, MO, planning $2B in economic impact over the course of a generation.

Prior to this work, Daniel spent several years working for one of the nation’s largest general contractors, regional architectural and engineering firms, and private developers. He served as a mayoral-appointed commissioner through the Economic Development Commission of the City of Kansas City for the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority, Enhanced Enterprise Zones, and Chapter 353 Tax Abatement. Dan earned a degree in Architectural Engineering from Missouri S&T.