In order to help influence economic development in our community, we wish to help connect local businesses with resources that can help them plan, launch, manage and grow! There are several resources at the local and state levels that are here to help you succeed.
Harvey County Economic Development Council (EDC)
The Harvey County EDC offer free, confidential services to all Harvey County businesses, and they have numerous resources when it comes to potential funding sources/available incentives, marketing assistance, and more.
Learn more at https://harveycoedc.org/, or contact Beth Shelton, Economic Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (316) 283-6033.
Choose Newton – Newton’s Community Development Commission
Choose Newton, the City of Newton’s Community Development Commission, is here to provide resources for businesses, especially those looking to locate in Newton.
To learn more, visit www.choose-newton.com, or contact Zach McHatton, Community Development Director, at email@example.com or (316) 284-6090.
City of Newton
The City of Newton has a landing page about doing business in Newton that includes information about business licensing, building and zoning, etc. You can find this information at www.newtonkansas.com/government/doing-business
NetWork Kansas is growing an entrepreneurial environment in Kansas by cultivating resources to start and grow small businesses. They are a statewide network of non-profit business-building resources that help entrepreneurs and small business owners startup and grow successful businesses. They offer various classes and programs to help entrepreneurs across the state.
To learn more about what NetWork Kansas has to offer, visit NetWork Kansas.
Your Chamber is involved in the Harvey County E-Community program through NetWork Kansas, offering various programs to help local entrepreneurs! This includes a Gap Funding loan that is offered for local business start-ups. To learn more, visit www.newtonchamberks.org/network-kansas
Wichita Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses. They have a local office in Wichita, KS that provides numerous great resources for businesses, whether they are starting out, looking to grow, or even setting themselves up for a successor.
To learn more, visit Wichita District Office | The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov
You can also contact the Wichita District office at (316) 269-6616.
Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Kansas SBDC offers confidential, no-cost advising to help you start or grow your business. They also offer over 75 training events each year to support all aspects of your work. Their center is located in the WSU Metropolitan Complex at 5015 E 29th St. North in Wichita.
To learn more, visit Kansas Small Business Development Center (wichita.edu), or contact their office at (316) 978-3193, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Central Kansas Economic Development District (SCKEDD)
SCKEDD provides business loans, grants for communities, grants for housing renovation, grants for weatherization, and works with donors to support their mission to enhance and improve the economic vitality, community infrastructure, and housing quality within our region.
To learn more, visit SCKEDD | Kansas business loans, community development, weatherization
You can also contact the Wichita office at 316-262-7035.
Kansas Department of Commerce
The Kansas Department of Commerce is the lead economic development agency in the state. Their goal is to enhance the business climate by bringing businesses to the state and assisting businesses that already call Kansas home.
Resources for Veteran Business Owners
Are you an armed forces Veteran who is looking to start a business? There are several different resources available to help you through the process! Check out this blog that lists out helpful grants and tools that are available to you: https://digital.com/veterans-business/
Cost of Living Calculator: https://www.kansaseconomy.org/local-indices/cost-of-living-calculator