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Business at Full Throttle

In September 2012, the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors initiated an aggressive program of work to put Wichita and the region on top in the competition for jobs and wealth creation. Implemented by the Chamber, with the help of its partners in the public and private sectors, it unites local and county economic developers in a cooperative, sustained effort to market Wichita as a desirable location for investment, talented workers, job creation and lifestyle. The five-year program carries a $9 million price tag – an investment focused on solidifying Wichita’s place among the top 25% of MSA’s nationwide based on economic performance.

The general phase of the Business at Full Throttle fundraising and leadership campaign concluded January 31, 2013 with an announcement at the annual Chairman's Lunch that 173 investors had committed over $9 million to the campaign. Fundraising continues and additional investors have pledged their financial contributions since the announcement and news release.

If you are interested in finding out more about Business at Full Throttle, please contact Tracy Iles, Director of Investment Relations at 268-1114. 

Case Statement

This is our prospectus – our plan to move Wichita closer to the top 25% in the next five years.

(Click the image to download the Business at Full Throttle case statement)


(updated March 17, 2015)

Ad Astra Financial Group
Advanced Personnel
Aeroflex Wichita, Inc.*
Airbus North America Engineering, Inc.*
Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.*
Ambassador Hotel
Anderson Management Company
Armstrong Chamberlin*
Automation-Plus Inc.
Baker University
Bank of America*
Beran Concrete
Berry Companies, Inc.*
Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites
Black Hills Energy*
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas
Bombardier Learjet*
Bothner and Bradley, Inc.
Brittain Machine Inc.
Building Controls and Services Inc.
Building Trades Council of Central & Western Kansas*
Butler Community College*
Capital Enterprises, Inc.*
Capitol Federal Savings Bank*
Cargill Meat Solutions*
Central Mechanical Wichita Inc.
Cessna Employees Credit Union
City of Wichita*
Clear Channel Media + Entertainment dba KRBB, KZSN, KTHR, KZCH*
Cochener Garvey Capital Partners, Inc
Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates
Commerce Bank*
Community Bank of Wichita Inc.
Concergent, LLC
Conco Construction*
Cornejo & Sons*
Cox Business*
Cox Machine, Inc.*
Davis-Moore Automotive, Inc.*
Delta Dental of Kansas, Inc.*
Dillon Food Stores*
Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company Inc.*
DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport
Douglass Wealth Management
Dudley Williams & Associates
Eby Construction Co*
Emprise Bank*
Envision, Inc.*
Equity Bank*
F.G. Holl Company, LLC
Fahnestock Plumbing, HVAC & Electric
Fiber Dynamics Inc.
Fidelity Bank*
Foulston Siefkin LLP*
Friends University*
GLMV Architecture, Inc.*
Golden Plains Credit Union
Grant Thornton, LLP*
Great Plains Ventures Inc.
Hajoca Corporation
Harlow Aerostructures LLC
Hartman Oil Co., Inc.
High Touch Technology Solutions*
House of Schwan, Inc.*
Hutton Construction Corporation*
Hyatt Regency Wichita
Hyspeco, Inc.
IBEW L.U. 271 - Electrical Workers*
Icon Structures Inc.
IMA, Inc.*
InfoSync Services
J.P. Weigand & Sons Inc.
J.R. Custom Metal Products, Inc.
Johnson Controls*
Joseph, Hollander & Craft, LLP
K·Coe Isom*
Kansas Gas Service*
Kansas Health Foundation*
Koch Industries*
KSNW-Channel 3*
Laham Development Company
Law Company Inc.*
LDF Companies*
Lee Air Inc.
Legacy Bank
Legasus Group
Lubrication Engineers, Inc.*
Mahaney, Charles E. Roofing Company
Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer, L.L.P.
Medical Society of Sedgwick County*
Meritrust Credit Union*
Metal Finishing Co. Inc.
Metal Pros, LLC
Mid American Credit Union
Mid-America Orthopedics
Mid-Continent Safety, a DXP Enterprises Company
Midwest Mechanical
MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc.*
Murfin Drilling Company Inc.*
Newman University*
Occidental Management, Inc.*
Pioneer Balloon Company*
PKHLS Architecture
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 441*
Poet Ethanol Products*
Premier Food Service, Inc.
Premier Processing
Prestressed Concrete Inc.
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.*
Rand Graphics Inc.
Range Oil Company, Inc.*
Regier Carr & Monroe, L.L.P.
Results Driven Marketing
Ritchie Exploration, Inc.*
Rose Hill Bank
Rusty Eck Ford*
Sasnak Management Corporation*
Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture
Security 1st Title LLC
Sedgwick County*
Sharpline Converting Inc.
Sinclair & Sons Custom Welding & Machine Svcs Inc.
Slawson Real Estate Company
Snodgrass & Sons Construction Co. Inc.
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.*
Star Lumber & Supply Co. Inc.*
Sullivan Higdon & Sink*
Sunflower Bank, N.A.
TCK - The Trust Company of Kansas*
TECT Aerospace*
Textron Aviation*
The Martens Companies
TranSystems Corporation
Truck Parts & Equipment Inc.
UMB Bank, N.A.
United Way of the Plains*
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
USI Midwest
Value Place*
Vermillion Inc.
Via Christi Health*
Visit Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau*
WDM Architects
Wesley Medical Center*
Westar Energy*
Wichita Area Assn. of Realtors*
Wichita Area Technical College*
Wichita Business Journal*
Wichita Community Foundation*
Wichita Downtown Development Corporation*
Wichita Eagle*
Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce*
Wichita Public Schools*
Wichita State University*
Wichita Technology Corporation*
Wil-Ken Enterprises Inc. dba Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits
Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas*
Yingling Aviation*
Z Insurance Group, LLC

Section Highlights:

The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC): 

  • Specializes in one-stop project assistance to businesses interested in expanding and locating in the area.
  • Is a public-private partnership that works with companies to maximize the advantages of being in the Wichita area.
  • Provides project management that mobilizes all available resources including site information, growth and expansion incentives and other resources as required.
  • Markets the region to targeted industry sectors throughout the world with a focus on the region’s manufacturing excellence, skilled workforce, supplier network, research capacity, skilled training opportunities and operational affordability.


Tim Chase
Sr VP Economic Dev & GWEDC President
Aeroflex Wichita, Inc. Airbus North America Engineering, Inc. Ambassador Hotel Wichita Armstrong Chamberlin AT&T Berry Companies, Inc. BKD, LLPBuilding Trades Council of Central & Western Kansas Butler Community College Capital Enterprises, Inc. Carlos O'Kelly'sCNH Industries CHOOSE Networks, Inc. Clear Channel Media + EntertainmentConco ConstructionCornejo & Sons Coventry Health Care, An Aetna CompanyCox Machine, Inc. Davis-Moore Automotive, Inc. Delta Dental of Kansas, Inc. Dillon Food Stores Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company Inc.Eby Construction Co. Envision, Inc. Friends University GLMV Architecture, Inc. Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau House of SchwanHigh Touch Technologies Hyatt Regency Wichita IBEW L.U. 271 - Electrical Workers IMA, Inc. Johnson ControlsKAKE-TV Kansas Health Foundation Kennedy and Coe, LLC Key Construction, Inc. KSNW-Channel 3 Law Company Inc. LawKingdon Architecture LDF CompaniesLegacy BankLubrication Engineers, Inc. Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer, L.L.P. Metro Courier, Inc. MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc. Murfin Drilling Company Inc. Newman University Occidental Management, Inc. Pioneer Balloon Company Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 441 Poet Ethanol Products Range Oil Company, Inc. Ritchie Exploration, Inc. Rusty Eck Ford Security 1st Title LLC Slawson Real Estate Company Star Lumber & Supply Co. Inc.TCK - The Trust Company of Kansas TECT Aerospace UCI United Way of the Plains Value PlaceWichita Area Assn. of Realtors Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) Wichita Business Journal Wichita Community Foundation Wichita Downtown Development Corporation Wichita State UniversityWorkforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc.Yingling Aviation