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Finding the Right Business Partnership

The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) is the regional public/private partnership charged with executing the region's economic development master plan.

Founded in 2003, the GWEDC is focused on expanding Greater Wichita's commercial & industrial base through aggressive business retention, expansion and recruitment activities. Assistance with available buildings or parcels of industrial land, custom economic research, state and local financing incentives and Îone-stop' advocacy are available - both to our existing industries seeking to expand or become more competitive, or to outside companies exploring relocation opportunities.

The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition represents a bold community-wide response to challenging times. To learn more about what the GWEDC can do for your business, please visit www.gwedc.org.

Taxes and Incentives

Detailed information about local and state taxes can be found here.

Businesses relocating or expanding in the Wichita Metro area may be eligible for specific incentives offered by the State of Kansas, the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County. The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition staff is prepared to assist you in coordinating a custom, aggressive incentives package based on your particular needs.

Details for existing businesses, recruitment and additional incentives can be found here.

Section Highlights:
  • Wichita ranked No. 23  for small-business growth among the top 102 metro areas in the United States in 2013.
  • Wichita boasts an average commute time of 18.7 minutes.
  • The median sales price for an existing single-family home in the Wichita metro area was $114,200 in the first quarter of 2014 according to the National Association of Realtors.
  • Wichita is home to 40 museums and galleries.