Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44Created to expand on existing efforts aimed at making our region more competitive in job creation, talent attraction and capital investment, the Partnership brought together the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) and the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation to develop a unique, holistic approach to community growth. Today, the Partnership serves as the region’s economic steward—cultivating a rich and innovative environment to grow local businesses and industries. The primary work of the Partnership revolves around aligning resources and focusing the business community on common strategies that will fast-forward economic growth throughout a 10-county region within south-central Kansas. The Partnership’s six strategic priorities include: Grow primary jobs Diversification through entrepreneurship Educational attainment and workforce development Internal and external perceptions Recruit and retain talent Downtown vitality Carrying out this extremely important mission is a team consisting of business and community leaders and full-time staff, dedicated to discovering catalytic ways to grow the area’s economy. Whether providing the most up-to-date market data that will allow the private and public sector to make strategic business decisions or implementing marketing strategies aimed at promoting regional opportunities, the Partnership provides the resources and vision to ensure that the community is always pointed in the right direction. To learn how you can get involved, or access the Partnership’s resources visit Through the vision of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, over 100 private-sector companies came together in 2012 to move economic development forward in our community as the Leadership Council. These business leaders identified six priority areas to cultivate the economic environment. Through success observed in other cities the Council determined in 2015 the next strategic step to build upon this critical foundation was the formation of the Greater Wichita Partnership. About the Greater Wichita Partnership Finding a Common North 0 3 I N T R O D U C T I O N