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What do Tim Brown, Bob Weeks and Judge Phil Journey have in common?

All three of these Wichitans questioned Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, during a recent SKYPE interview on KAKE-TV’s program, THIS WEEK IN KANSAS. Mr. Clifton is the author of the book, The Coming Jobs War, and is the speaker at the ...

Recap of Recent GWEDC Happenings

Last week your GWEDC team hit the trifecta of high-profile marketing events aimed at stimulating job creation and investment in the region. All three events just happened to be in and around the Las Vegas area making this a very cost-effective ...

CliffsNotes on Clifton: Part Two

Best Take-Aways from “The Coming Jobs War” – Part TwoEvery strategy about everything Wichita does has to relate to small-business creation and acceleration. As promised, here are some of the best take-aways from chapters seven ...

CliffsNotes on Clifton: Part One

Best Take-Aways from "The Coming Jobs War" - Part OneAs I mentioned in last week’s blog post, the Chamber has distributed over 300 copies of Gallup CEO and Chairman Jim Clifton’s book, The Coming Jobs War, to area leaders.The 225-page ...

Input needed for Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) Accreditation Evaluation

WATC has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association since 2008. The College is currently seeking comments from the public in preparation for an accrediting evaluation in early 2014. Comments may be submitted ...

Hosting Chamber Executives from Across South Central Kansas

This week the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce hosted a group of 15 Chamber executives from across South Central Kansas. The group hadn't formally met in several years. We assembled to discuss whether we should resurrect our regional group and ...

The Coming Jobs War – Book Review

Jim Clifton’s book, The Coming Jobs War, initially came to my attention when some of my Chamber colleagues around the country started discussing his research and approach to job creation. His message was resonating with communities that ...

Celebrating Milestones With Our Members

There are few things as rewarding as celebrating important milestones with our Chamber members. Milestone events help companies mark their progress in a very public way for their own employees as well as the rest of the community.This year ...

KNSS Issues 2013 Program – The Coming Jobs War

Who is responsible for job creation? What has the Chamber done to secure new jobs for the Wichita Metro area? Has Wichita been hit harder than other communities during the recession? What are companies looking for when they look at Wichita as a ...

GLOBAL INSIGHT. LOCAL ACTION.

The op ed piece in the September 29 edition of The Wichita Eagle, Local action needed in global jobs war, by Wichita Metro Chamber Chair Debbie Gann, couldn’t have been timelier. The front-page story of the same edition, Layoffs leave Wichita ...
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