WYEDC is highly engaged with existing companies located in Wyandotte County. A dedicated member of the WYEDC team actively conducts site visits with company leaders to identify challenges and opportunities related to retaining and expanding their business. Using the Synchronist Business Information system, WYEDC conducts business interviews, collecting quantitative and qualitative data to track status and identify needs and trends.
These visits and conversations have led to numerous new pilot programs and initiatives including the Workforce Solutions Program, a Food Truck Initiative in key industrial areas, HR Roundtables, a Workforce Consortium and a Preventive Maintenance workforce training and attraction effort.
In 2019 these efforts have resulted in:
26 Expansion/Retention Announcements
- 1,068,168 total square feet
- $381 million in economic development investments
- 287 net, new jobs
Payroll impact = $13 million in added or retained jobs
Business Retention Visits