- Apr 20
Biz Connect Newsletter - April 20, 2017
- Apr 20
Congrats to Arnold's Greenhouse and Hoover's Thriftway! Thank you for serving Coffey County!
- Apr 18
"The days of having the federal government as a partner in our economic success will be over if the White House proposal becomes law. This means when a natural disaster hits, there would be no federal programs to assist in economic recovery. If a major factory shuts down, where the feds could assist out of EDA or Labor with a declaration of "Sudden and Severe Distress", that declaration would be meaningless. The cuts proposed cut to the bone, not just the fat. As a result, IEDC and many of our members have taken action to highlight the great value of these programs." - Jeff Finkle, President of IEDC.
Centrally located, Coffey County is accessible by Interstate and is within a 2 hour drive to major Kansas markets. Coffey County offers a low cost of doing business and an excellent infrastructure complete with fiber optic connectivity. With a low tax rate, Coffey County is a prime location for new businesses and expanding businesses.
A few of our major employers include: Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station, Coffey Health System, Charloma (plastics manufacturing), Countertop Trends (laminate countertop manufacturing), Wheeler Lumber (wood truss manufacturer), and a thriving agricultural base.
Coffey County boasts a superior quality of life with abundant community resources including public transportation, comprehensive healthcare services, county-wide library system (a library in each community), outdoor fun, recreational facilities/programs, and unique shopping and art.
The mission of Coffey County Economic Development is to enrich the quality of life of citizens by enhancing the economic vitality of the county through the attraction, growth, and retention of business, industry, and talent in Coffey County.
At CCED we provide:
• Business start-up assistance
• Assistance for existing businesses (expansion, workforce, etc.)
• Professional Development
• Community Engagement
• Marketing and attraction initiatives
• Tourism promotion