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Business at Full Throttle

In September 2012, the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors initiated an aggressive program of work to put Wichita and the region on top in the competition for jobs and wealth creation. Implemented by the Chamber, with the help of its partners in the public and private sectors, it unites local and county economic developers in a cooperative, sustained effort to market Wichita as a desirable location for investment, talented workers, job creation and lifestyle. The five-year program carries a $9 million price tag – an investment focused on solidifying Wichita’s place among the top 25% of MSA’s nationwide based on economic performance.

The general phase of the Business at Full Throttle fundraising and leadership campaign concluded January 31, 2013 with an announcement at the annual Chairman's Lunch that 173 investors had committed over $9 million to the campaign. Fundraising continues and additional investors have pledged their financial contributions since the announcement and news release.

If you are interested in finding out more about Business at Full Throttle, please contact Tracy Iles, Director of Investment Relations at 268-1114. 

Case Statement

This is our prospectus – our plan to move Wichita closer to the top 25% in the next five years.

(Click the image to download the Business at Full Throttle case statement)

Investors

(updated March21, 2014)

 

Ad Astra Financial Group
Advanced Personnel
Aeroflex Wichita, Inc.
Airbus North America Engineering, Inc.
Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.
Ambassador Hotel Wichita
Ametek Advanced Industries Inc.
Anderson Management Company
Apex Engineering International, LLC
Armstrong Chamberlin
Automation-Plus Inc.
Baker University
Bank of America
Beechcraft Corporation
Beran Concrete
Berry Companies, Inc.
Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites
BKD, LLP
Black Hills Energy
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas
Bombardier Learjet
Bothner and Bradley, Inc.
Brittain Machine Inc.
Building Controls and Services Inc.
Building Trades Council of Central & Western Kansas
Butler Community College
Capital Enterprises, Inc.
Capitol Federal Savings Bank
Cargill Meat Solutions
Case New Holland
Central Mechanical Wichita Inc.
Central Star Credit Union
Cessna Aircraft Company
Cessna Employees Credit Union
CHOOSE Networks, Inc.
City of Wichita
Clear Channel Media + Entertainment dba KRBB, KZSN, KTHR, KZCH
CoBank, ACB
Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates
Commerce Bank
Community Bank of Wichita Inc.
Concergent, LLC
Conco Construction
Cornejo & Sons
Coventry Health Care, An Aetna Company
Cox Communications
Cox Machine, Inc.
Craig Sharp Homes, Inc.
Davis-Moore Automotive, Inc.
Delta Dental of Kansas, Inc.
Diggs Construction, LLC
Dillon Food Stores
Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company Inc.
DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport
Douglass Wealth Management
Dudley Williams & Associates
Eby Construction Co.
Emprise Bank
Envision, Inc.
Equity Bank
F.G. Holl Company, LLC
Fahnestock Plumbing, HVAC & Electric
Fiber Dynamics Inc.
Fidelity Bank
Foulston Siefkin LLP
Friends University
GLMV Architecture, Inc.
Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau
Grant Thornton, LLP
Great Plains Ventures Inc.
Hajoca Corporation
Harlow Aerostructures LLC
Hartman Oil Co., Inc.
High Touch Technology Solutions
House of Schwan, Inc.
Hutton Construction Corporation
Hyatt Regency Wichita
Hyspeco, Inc.
IBEW L.U. 271 - Electrical Workers
Icon Structures Inc.
IMA, Inc.
InfoSync Services
INTRUST Bank, N.A.
J.P. Weigand & Sons Inc.
J.R. Custom Metal Products, Inc.
Johnson Controls
Joseph, Hollander & Craft, LLP
KAKE-TV
Kansas Gas Service
Kansas Health Foundation
Kennedy and Coe, LLC
Key Construction, Inc.
Koch Industries
Laham Development Company
Law Company Inc.
LDF Companies, The
Lee Air Inc.
Legacy Bank
Legasus Group
Lubrication Engineers, Inc.
Mahaney, Charles E. Roofing Company
Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer, L.L.P.
Medical Society of Sedgwick County
Meritrust Credit Union
Metal Finishing Co. Inc.
Metal Pros, LLC
Mid American Credit Union
Mid-America Orthopedics
Mid-Continent Safety, a DXP Enterprises Company
Midwest Mechanical
MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Murdock Companies Inc., The
Murfin Drilling Company Inc.
NAI The Martens Companies
Newman University
Occidental Management, Inc.
Pioneer Balloon Company
PKHLS Architecture
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 441
Poet Ethanol Products
Premier Food Service, Inc.
Premier Processing
Prestressed Concrete Inc.
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.
Rand Graphics Inc.
Range Oil Company, Inc.
Regier Carr & Monroe, L.L.P.
Results Direct Marketing
Ritchie Exploration, Inc.
Rose Hill Bank
Rusty Eck Ford
Sasnak Management Corporation
Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture
Security 1st Title LLC
Sedgwick County
Sharpline Converting Inc.
Simpson Construction Services, Inc.
Sinclair & Sons Custom Welding & Machine Svcs Inc.
Slawson Real Estate Company
Snodgrass & Sons Construction Co. Inc.
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Star Lumber & Supply Co. Inc.
Sullivan Higdon & Sink
Sunflower Bank, N.A.
TCK - The Trust Company of Kansas
TECT Aerospace
TranSystems Corporation
Truck Parts & Equipment Inc.
UCI
UMB Bank, N.A.
United Way of the Plains
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
Value Place
Vermillion Inc.
Via Christi Health
WDM Architects
Wescon Controls Company
Wescon Plastics
Wesley Medical Center
Westar Energy
Wichita Area Assn. of Realtors
Wichita Area Technical College
Wichita Business Journal
Wichita Community Foundation
Wichita Downtown Development Corporation
Wichita Eagle
Wichita Public Schools
Wichita State University
Wichita Technology Corporation
Wickham Industries
Wil-Ken Enterprises Inc. dba Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits
Willis of Greater Kansas, Inc.
Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas
Xenon International Academy Hair-Skin-Nails
Yingling Aviation
Z Insurance Group, LLC
 

Section Highlights:

The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC): 

  • Specializes in one-stop project assistance to businesses interested in expanding and locating in the area.
  • Is a public-private partnership that works with companies to maximize the advantages of being in the Wichita area
  • Provides project management that mobilizes all available resources including site information, growth and expansion incentives and other resources as required.
  • Markets the region to targeted industry sectors throughout the world with a focus on the region’s manufacturing excellence, skilled workforce, supplier network, research capacity, skilled training opportunities and operational affordability.

 

Tim Chase
Sr VP Economic Dev & GWEDC President
Email
316.268.1134
Aeroflex Wichita, Inc. Airbus North America Engineering, Inc. Ambassador Hotel Wichita Apex Engineering International, LLC Armstrong Chamberlin AT&T Berry Companies, Inc. BKD, LLPBuilding Trades Council of Central & Western Kansas Butler Community College Capital Enterprises, Inc. Carlos O’Kelly’sCase New HollandCHOOSE Networks, Inc. Clear Channel Media + EntertainmentConco ConstructionCornejo & Sons Coventry Health Care, An Aetna CompanyCox 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. Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau House of SchwanHigh Touch Technologies Hyatt Regency Wichita IBEW L.U. 271 - Electrical Workers IMA, Inc. Johnson ControlsKAKE-TV Kansas Health Foundation Kennedy and Coe, LLC Key Construction, Inc. Law Company Inc. LawKingdon Architecture LDF CompaniesLegacy BankLubrication Engineers, Inc. Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer, L.L.P. Metro Courier, Inc. MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc. Murfin Drilling Company Inc. NCRI -- National Catastrophe Restoration 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 PlaceWescon Controls CompanyWichita Area Assn. of Realtors Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) Wichita Business Journal Wichita Community Foundation Wichita Downtown Development Corporation Wichita State UniversityWichita Surgical Specialists, P.A.Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc.Yingling Aviation