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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 ...

#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 ...

Last Branding Summit Session Held Tonight

We need your participation in the development of a common platform to “sell” Wichita. Two community branding research experts are in town this week to gather input into our community-wide strategy for Wichita. Our thanks to all those who ...

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 ...

Coletta Kicks Off Fuel the Fire Speaker Series this Thursday

Carol ColettaYou have heard us talking about it, and now the time has almost arrived for the The Fuel the Fire Speaker Series to begin. Carol Coletta, Vice President of Community and National Initiatives at the John S. and James L. Knight ...

It’s Time to Fuel the Fire

Positioning Wichita as the premier place to grow companies, careers and communities requires understanding changing demographics, new concepts in urban planning and other shifts in the consumer landscape. The Fuel the Fire Speaker Series provides a ...

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: ...

Your Input Sought on Proposed Sales Tax, 2015 City Budget

“Building a Better Future” sets stage for community conversationsWichita City Council members are hosting a series of community meetings starting this week so residents can provide input on a proposed sales tax and the City’s 2015 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chamber's speaker, Jim Clifton, provides inspiration for Junior Achievement

It was my pleasure to attend the annual Junior Achievement (JA) Wichita Business Hall of Fame event that took place on March 11 at the Hyatt. JA inducted three well-known Wichita business leaders to the Hall of Fame and you can read more about them ...

Wichita Eagle’s Progress Edition Provides Insight into the Community

The Wichita Eagle’s Progress edition published a few days ago on March 2. This annual update on our community provides information about how Wichita and the surrounding areas are advancing in four key areas: Where we ...

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 ...

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 ...

Beth Shelton joins GWEDC

Beth Shelton has joined the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition as the Manager of Business Development. She has more than five years of economic development experience and was most recently employed as the Director of Economic Development ...

What Made the KC-46A Tanker Hearing a Success

We had a successful Public Hearing for the KC-46A Tanker program this week. More than 150 people actually signed in with the Air Force and we counted 200+ attendees. It was impressive to see so many business leaders, elected officials, and area ...

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 ...

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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