Our Partners

Kansas Department of Commerce

Kansas Department of Commerce has regional community and economic development professionals who provide assistance with business recruitment, retention, and access to statewide incentives.

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Kansas Department of Agriculture – Ag Marketing

The Kansas Department of Agriculture coordinates the Strategic Growth Initiative, which assists communities in identifying agriculture expansion opportunities suitable for rural areas. KDA also coordinates the From the Land of Kansas Program designed to assist businesses with Kansas-made products.

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Certified Development Companies

Certified Development Companies provide business and community development financing for their regions, including packaging and administration for loan projects. Certified Development Companies that serve in our region include:

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United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development

USDA RD provides a variety of community and business development financing programs for projects in rural communities.

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Kansas Small Business Development Center

KSBDC provides business management consultation for start-up and existing businesses.

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NetWork Kansas

NetWork Kansas is a non-profit, business-building resource that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow successful businesses.

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Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center

Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center is a private operating foundation that provides economic and entrepreneurial assistance to businesses in 26 rural Northwest Kansas counties.

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Great Plains Technology & Manufacturing Cluster

The Great Plains Technology and Manufacturing Cluster (Great Plains TMC) assists manufacturers and technology entrepreneurs across the Great Plains to connect and engage technology and business resources to develop, launch and grow new products and businesses.

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Kansas Manufacturing Solutions

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions helps small and mid-sized Kansas manufacturers by providing resources that solve problems, create growth opportunities and achieve success.

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Other Alliances

As a regional utility, Sunflower Electric Economic Development understands the importance of regional economic development efforts. Sunflower Electric Economic Development actively participates in and leverages relationships from the following organizations:

Western Kansas Rural Economic Development Alliance 

Kansas Economic Development Alliance 

National Rural Economic Developers Association 

Touchstone Energy