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The Kansas economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Kansas and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into Kansas.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

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Kansas Dept of Commerce & Housing

State 66612

785-296-5298

www.kansascommerce.com

Project announcements

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities Utility 66101 913-573-9012 www.bpu.com
Kansas Gas Service (Oneok) Utility   www.kgas.com/busport
Atchison Area Chamber Metro 66002 913-367-2427 www.atchison.org
Southwest Johnson County Economic Development, New Century KS City 66030 913-715-6007  
New Century AirCenter - Johnson County Airport Commission Airport development 66031 913-715-6000 www.newcenturyaircenter.com
Anderson County Development Agency County 66032 785-448-5496  
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce City 66044

Lynn Parman

785-865-4425

www.lawrencechamber.com
Leavenworth Area Development City 66048 913-727-6111 www.lvarea.com
Olathe Chamber of Commerce City 66051 913-764-1050 www.olathe.org
Jefferson County Economic Development Commission - Oskaloosa KS County 66066

785-863-3072

800-898-3198

www.visitjeffcounty.com
Franklin County Economic Development Inc., Ottawa KS County 66067 785-242-1000 www.ottawakansas.org
Wyandotte County Economic Development Council, Kansas City, KS County 66117 913-422-1020  
Wyandotte Development Inc., Kansas City KS 66117 913-371-3198  
Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, Mission KS Chamber 66202 913-262-2141 www.nejcchamber.com
Overland Park Econ Dev Council City 66210 913-491-3600 www.opks.org
Shawnee Economic Development Council City 66216 913-631-6545 www.shawnee-edc.com
Shawnee Kansas Chamber of Commerce Chamber 66217   www.shawneekschamber.com
Lenexa Economic Development Council -and the city, Lenexa Chamber of Commerce City 66219 913-888-1414 www.lenexa.org
Junction City - Geary County Economic Development County 66441 785-762-1976 www.jcks.com
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, KS City 66502 785-776-8829 www.manhattan.org
Marshall County Economic Development Council - Marysville KS County 66508 785-562-9820  
City of Osage - Osage City KS City 66523 785-528-3714  
City of Sabetha, KS City 66534 785-284-2158  
Pottawatamie County Economic Development, Wamego KS County 66547 785-456-9776  
Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce - Go Topeka Metro 66603 785-234-2644 www.topekachamber.org
Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp. 66603 785-296-5272  
Pittsburg Economic Development City 66762 620-231-4100  
Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas, Emporia KS Region 66801 620-342-1600 www.emporia.com/econdev
Coffey County Economic Development - Burlington KS County 66839 620-364-8780 www.coffeycountyks.org
Republic County Economic Development Corporation, Inc., Belleville KS County 66935 785-527-2310  
Harper County Economic Development Council - Anthony KS County 67003 620-842-6004 www.harpercounty.com
Butler County Economic Development, Eldorado County 67042

316-322-4242

800-794-6907

www.bucoks.com
Hillsboro Development Corp. 67063 620-947-3458  
Kingman County Economic Development Council Inc., Kingman KS Area Chamber of Commerce County 67068 620-532-1853  
Harvey County Economic Development, Newton KS County 67114 316-283-6033 www.harveycoedc.org
Cowley County EDA County 67156   www.cowleykansas.com
Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition Metro 67202 316-268-1133 www.gwedc.org
The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce Metro 67202 800-852-8416 www.wichitakansas.org
Sedgwick County KS Economic Development - and Foreign-Trade Zone FTZ 67203 316-660-9863

www.sedgwickcounty.org

FTZ description

Montgomery County Action Council, Independence KS County 67301 620-331-3830 www.actioncouncil.com
Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Metro 67402 785-827-9301 www.salinakansas.org
Clay County Economic Development Group County 67432 785-632-5974  
City of Lindsborg City 67456 785-227-3355 www.lindsborgcity.org
McPherson IDC 67460 620-245-2521  
Discover Osborne - Osborne Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Local 67473 785-346-2670 www.discoverosborne.com
Hutchinson Economic Development Dept. City 67501 620-662-3391  
Reno County Chamber  - Economic Development Council - Hutchinson KS County 67504 620-662-2091 www.hutchecodevo.com
Edwards County Economic Development Corp. County 67547 620-659-2711  
Larned Area Chamber of Commerce, Larned KS - Pawnee County Economic Development Commission City 67550

620-285-6916

800-747-6919

 
Hays Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber 67601 785-628-8201 www.discoverhays.com
Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development - Hays, KS County 67601 785-628-3102 www.haysamerica.net
Russell County Economic Development County 67665 800-658-4686  
Ford County Development Corporation - Dodge City, KS County 67801 620-227-9501 www.dodgedev.org
Finney County Economic Development Corporation - Garden City, KS County 67846

Eric Depperschmidt

620-271-0388

www.ficoedc.com

 

www.finneycounty.org

Garden City website

Garden City Area Chamber

City of Holcomb

Meade County Economic Development County 67864 620-873-8795  
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The economic development directory above is a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the larger US North Central region, following the same structure as our global contact directories These area representatives would typically include
  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices

We welcome reciprocal links from relevant organizations.

Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Suggestions are welcome, and please report any broken links.

Contact information for relationship leaders at GDI Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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