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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, this broad-based coalition is led by an 11-member Steering Council comprised of two elected officials from Sedgwick County, two elected officials from the City of Wichita, a representative from the Regional Economic Area Partnership, two representatives from the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce and four business leaders elected from the private-sector Board of Investors.

Housed and staffed by the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, 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.

Metro Wichita Economic Development Magazine

The 2015 Metro Wichita Economic Development magazine showcases the best of Wichita and surrounding communities - our skilled workforce, progressive business climate, amenities, and cultural attractions - through original features and photography. The Chamber uses this publication year-round to familiarize potential businesses, employees and residents with the business community and our quality of life.

Click on the image below to view the digital copy.

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.
Aeroflex Wichita, Inc. AetnaAirbus North America Engineering, Inc. 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 Clear Channel Media + EntertainmentConco ConstructionCornejo & Sons Cox 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. Golden Plains Credit UnionHouse of SchwanHigh Touch Technologies Hyatt Regency Wichita IBEW L.U. 271 - Electrical Workers IMA, Inc. Johnson ControlsKAKE-TV Kansas Health Foundation KSNW-Channel 3 Law Company Inc. LDF CompaniesLegacy BankL K ArchitectureLubrication 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 PlaceVisit WichitaWichita 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