Business Retention and Expansion

bre report coverWYEDC 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.


To learn more about WYEDC’s BRE Program, contact:

Monica Brede, Sr. Director Retention & Workforce Solutions
(913) 748-2273

WYEDC’s site visits and conversations have led to numerous new pilot programs and initiatives including the Workforce Solutions Program, HR Roundtables, a Workforce Consortium, a Preventive Maintenance workforce training and attraction, and the creation of the first Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education program in Kansas.

Specifically in 2020, these efforts have resulted in:

  • 15 Expansion/Retention Announcements
    • 575,697 total square feet
    • $236 million in economic development investments
    • 188 net, new jobs
  • $5.3 million in added or retained jobs (The county median wage of $19.86 was used to compute the payroll impact, which is used by the KS Dept of Commerce for certain incentives.)

Business Retention Visits

BRE visit map

Visit Summary

2019 BRE visit summary infographic

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