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2015 NBAA business delegation includes 19 organizations

The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) is promoting Wichita’s exceptional workforce and world-class aviation supply chain November 17-19 during the 2015 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business Convention in ...

Termination notice changed for three County contracts

Discussion about County funding for the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC), Exploration Place and the Sedgwick County Zoo took place at yesterday’s May 13 Commission meeting. Each of these three organizations currently has ...

What do the Zoo, Exploration Place and Jobs have in common?

Discussion about County funding for all three are expected to be on the agenda for the Sedgwick County Commission meeting next Wednesday, May 13. Commissioners have proposed reviewing the multi-year funding agreements the County has with the ...

GWEDC on 99.7 LITE FM this Sunday morning

From partnering on the Blueprint for Regional Economic Growth (BREG) and the Wichita-South Central Kansas Export Plan, to helping secure Figeac-Aero North America's expansion in Wichita, the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) has ...

GWEDC participates in two local initiatives

From left to right: Nick Campbell with GWEDC, Brad Eilts with McPherson County and Beth Shelton with GWEDC participated in the BREG town hall meeting on April 2.GWEDC is participating in both the Blueprint for Regional Economic Growth (BREG) ...

GWEDC to market WSU's Innovation Campus in Germany next month

Wichita State University (WSU) announced this week that Airbus has signed a letter of intent to locate a major engineering center on WSU's new Innovation Campus. Around 400 Airbus employees will move from their current location in downtown Wichita ...

Learn about the Export Plan for South Central Kansas

Almost twenty-eight percent of the Wichita-area economy is export dependent. And many businesses in the South Central Kansas region would like to increase the number of products and services they export.The long-awaited Wichita-South Central Kansas ...

Promoting Wichita's superior workforce and supply chain

The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) is promoting Wichita’s exceptional workforce and world-class aviation supply chain this week during the 2014 NBAA Business Convention in Orlando, FL at Booth #2067. The Wichita ...

Defining Wichita's Brand

How should Wichita tell its story to prospective employees, visitors, conventioneers, students, developers, artists, business owners, and entrepreneurs?A unique partnership between Go Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau, Wichita Metro Chamber of ...

New Jobs and Investment in Sedgwick County

By Tim Chase, GWEDC PresidentA vital part of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition's (GWEDC) mission is to help retain and expand local job growth. This week’s announcement about Reiloy Westland Corporation’s expansion ...

Your RSVP needed for next sales tax information session

Our thanks to City Manager, Bob Layton, and senior members of his team for spending time with Chamber members on Tuesday afternoon providing background information and answering questions about each of the four components of the proposed sales tax: ...

GWEDC’s David Bossemeyer receives award

Congratulations to David Bossemeyer, vice president of business development for the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC), for his selection as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from Business Retention & Expansion ...

Is Wichita Satisfied?

Gary Schmitt(reprint of guest editorial published in the Wichita Eagle May 18, 2014 by Gary Schmitt, chairman of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition.) Wichita’s economic recovery has been painfully slow. We’ve worked hard ...

We’re seeking your input on jobs plan

Wayne Chambers(reprint of guest editorial published in the Wichita Business Journal May 16, 2014)Wichita and surrounding communities lost one in ten jobs during the recent recession. This does not include the full impact of Boeing leaving and the ...

Jobs Fund Proposal initiates needed community discussion

Several City Council members expressed their appreciation yesterday for the work that has been done to prepare the Jobs Fund Plan titled, Will Wichita Accelerate Competition for Primary Jobs? Time for a Community Discussion. The Plan was presented ...

Will Wichita Accelerate Competition for Primary Jobs?

Gary SchmittGary Schmitt, Chairman of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC), will present a Jobs Fund Plan to members of the Wichita City Council during a workshop held later this morning. The workshop takes place following the ...

Economic Development Feasibility Analysis

Gary PlummerAt its first meeting more than a year ago, the Leadership Council chose Growing Primary Jobs as its top priority along with two other priorities: 1) Diversification through Entrepreneurship and 2) Enhance Educational Attainment and ...

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 ...

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 ...
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