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Chamber and partners to work on community issues

There’s no getting around the fact that we’re disappointed with the results of the sales tax election on November 4 in Wichita. I believe we missed an opportunity to move Wichita forward.But the sun did come up on November 5 and there ...

Is Wichita open for business?

Wayne ChambersBy Wayne Chambers2014 Chamber Board ChairmanPresident, High Touch TechnologiesFifty community leaders recently participated in the Chamber’s city-to-city visit to Austin, Texas, and some very familiar themes emerged from our ...

Are more organizations supporting the proposed sales tax?

The Chamber’s Board of Directors recently announced their support of the 1 percent sales tax referendum. Wichitans will vote on this issue on November 4. During the next few months Chamber members will utilize the blog to provide commentary ...

#ICT2Austin

Tami Bradley of Bothner & Bradley visits with Bill Roy of the Wichita Business Journal during an orientation session for the city-to-city visitThe Chamber’s 2014 City-to-City trip takes place this week and 50 participants are visiting one ...

Should Wichita support startup companies?

By Phyllis RobertsonThe answer is an absolute and unequivocal yes! Entrepreneurism is a critical catalyst for the economy. Studies show that startups account for about 70% of job creation globally, and in some markets, that figure grows as high as ...

GWEDC Shares Mission at Cessna Supplier Forum

Debra TeufelBy Debra TeufelThis week GWEDC had the honor of being a presenting sponsor at the Cessna Supplier Forum. This event attended by over 400 in the aviation industry, gave us the opportunity to showcase our Greater Wichita message to an ...

February 6 Chairman’s Lunch Focused on Wichita’s Economic Recovery

We were pleased to have a SOLD OUT crowd attend our annual Chairman’s Lunch last Thursday. The discussion-style format provided some great insight into how our local leadership views the need to strengthen our local economy. Both The Wichita ...

This is My Town

Last night nearly 1,000 area business leaders had the opportunity to hear the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, Jim Clifton, share his thoughts about how to stimulate job growth. Mr. Clifton’s presentation was part of the Chamber’s Annual ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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