Greater Wichita Economic Development
Founded in 2003, this broad-based coalition is led by a 15-member Steering Council comprised of two elected officials from Sedgwick County, two elected officials from the City of Wichita, a representative from the Regional Economic Area Partnership (REAP), two representatives from the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, six business leaders elected and two appointed from the private-sector Board of Investors.
Housed and staffed by the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, GWEDC is focused on expanding Greater Wichita’s commercial and industrial base through aggressive business retention, expansion and recruitment activities and marketing the nine county region of South Central Kansas as fierce competitor in the global environment.
GWEDC is a public-private partnership dedicated to:
Martin K. EbyDondlinger & Sons Construction CompanyLegacy BankCase New HollandJohnson Controls – YorkConco, IncStar LumberWescon ProductsHouse of SchwanBKD, LLPIMA Financial GroupSullivan Higdon & SinkMeritrust Credit UnionHutton Construction
Allen Gibbs & HoulikBeechcraft CorporationBlack Hills EnergyBombardier LearjetCapitol Federal Savings BankCommerce BankEquity BankFoulston SiefkinGrant ThorntonHutton Construction CorporationKansas Gas ServiceMeritrust Credit UnionProfessional Engineering ConsultantsSullivan Higdon & SinkWal-Mart Stores Inc. - EastWestar EnergyWichita Eagle