WYEDC works in collaboration with a variety of local and regional organizations and allies to attract, retain and expand business in Wyandotte County.
Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas
Wyandotte County is unique in that it functions as a unified government. The county and City of Kansas City, KS have been served by one Mayor/CEO since 1997.
City of Bonner Springs, KS
Nestled among the rolling hills on the edge of the Kansas River, Bonner Springs is one of the oldest cities in the state of Kansas. Located on the western edge of the Kansas City metropolitan area, Bonner Springs is a convenient place to stay, is easy to find on I-70 Exit 224 and provides great access to local and metro-wide attractions.
City of Edwardsville, KS
Edwardsville is quietly becoming a business success not only for Western Wyandotte County, but the entire Kansas City metropolitan area. Located south of the Kansas Speedway, Edwardsville is among the area’s most prosperous communities, featuring an excellent balance of developments and strong but manageable growth.
The KCK Chamber is a membership based organization led by a volunteer board with four full-time employees.
Visit Kansas City Kansas
www.visitkansascityks.com KCK offers world-class racing, grand-scale shopping and distinctive dining and lodging. Visitors will enjoy unique experiences packed with hospitality, family fun adventures and spectacular entertainment.
www.kansascommerce.gov As the state’s lead economic development agency, the Kansas Department of Commerce strives to empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve prosperity in Kansas.
kcsmartport.thinkkc.com KC SmartPort is a non-profit economic development organization that works to attract freight-based companies, such as manufacturing, distribution and warehouses, to the 18 county, bi-state Kansas City region.
Kansas Maufacturing Solutions
As a trusted advisor to the manufacturers of Kansas, Kansas Manufacturing Solutions provides a suite of services that create growth for small to medium sized manufacturers through increased profits, increased sales, and the creation and retention of jobs.
Kansas Small Business Development Center
The Kansas Small Business Development Center at JCCC offers individualized, confidential and comprehensive business consulting at no charge to prospective and existing small business owners in Wyandotte County.
www.networkkansas.com NetWork Kansas is devoted to the growth of entrepreneurship and small businesses throughout the state of Kansas. Their mission is to promote an entrepreneurial environment.
Kansas Global Trade Services
www.kansasglobal.org Kansas Global Trade Services is a private organization dedicated to building international growth and commerce for Kansas companies.
The Kansas City Area Development Council
www.thinkkc.com KCADC is a private, non-profit organization charged with representing the economic interests of the entire two-state, 18-county region of Greater Kansas City.
MARC: Mid-America Regional Council
www.marc.org MARC is a nonprofit association of city and county governments and the metropolitan planning organization for the bi-state Kansas City region. MARC provides a forum for the region to work together to advance social, economic and environmental progress.
World Trade Center Kansas City
www.kcchamber.com World Trade Center Kansas City serves domestic and international companies within the Kansas City region, offering a variety of workshops, seminars, networking events and internships. In addition, international business education and training needs of the region are supported. The WTC conducts research to identify markets and partners.
www.heartlandblackchamber.com Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce helps businesses achieve and grow through entrepreneur and business management training and providing professional development resources. The HBCC collaborates with policymakers from all political affiliations in regard to legislation and policies that promote small business growth, addressing the challenges of small and minority businesses.
www.kcsourcelink.com KCSourceLink’s mission is to help small businesses in the 18-county Kansas City region, providing free assistance to small businesses.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
programs.lisc.org Greater Kansas City LISC is a civic leader for community development. In partnership with residents and stakeholders, LISC coordinates and invests in resources that increase community pride and revitalize neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities.
Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone
kcsmartport.thinkkc.com The intent of the FTZ program is to stimulate economic growth in the United States. It was designed to promote American competitiveness by encouraging companies to maintain and expand their companies in the U.S.
www.workforcepartnership.com Workforce Partnership is committed to building a workforce development system that meets the needs of both job seekers and employers throughout the Kansas City area.
Kansas City Kansas Community College
www.kckcc.edu Kansas City Kansas Community College actively supports workforce development by providing excellent training and education to support the employed, unemployed and underemployed; partnering with employers to help them meet their employment needs; and providing consulting services and resources to residents and businesses in their service area.
www.piperschools.com Piper USD 203 is a Kansas public school district serving over 2,300 pre-K-grade 12 students in western Wyandotte County. The school district consists of 32 sq. miles including the Village West/Kansas Speedway retail and destination area.
Turner School District (USD 202)
www.turnerusd202.org Turner Unified School District #202, located in Wyandotte County Kansas, is a district that celebrates diversity, quality instruction and successful student achievement.
Bishop Ward High School
www.wardhigh.org Bishop Ward is part of a Catholic campus, neighboring Donnelly College on the south and the Sister Servants of Mary on the north.
Wyandotte Health Foundation
www.wyhealthfdn.org Wyandotte Health Foundation’s mission is to promote and improve the health of Wyandotte County citizens, particularly the indigent, through grants and collaborative efforts.
Greater Kansas City Building & Construction Trades Council
buildkc.org Greater Kansas City Building & Construction Trades Council represents construction trades within Kansas City and surrounding areas. The trades provide the journeyperson, staff and apprenticeship training programs that get careers off of the ground.