Business Retention & Expansion
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At LCDC, we understand that our existing businesses made a choice to locate in Leavenworth County, and we want to thank them for investing in Leavenworth County by helping them stay strong and grow in manageable, sustainable ways. Our business assistance program focuses on building strong relationships with existing businesses to make sure they know they are appreciated and have access to the variety of resources available them as they consider expansion, experience workforce issues, and come across other opportunities and barriers.
Learn and relate. LCDC staff meets regularly with over 100 businesses on an annual business to learn the needs of local employers and better understand their businesses and potential. Through the information gathered during these visits, we are able to track trends and provide the community with statistics about employment and growth. These visits are also an opportunity to share with businesses what programs and assistance are available through LCDC to help a business address issues concerning workforce, supply chain, expansion, and more.
Improve and respond. We use the information gathered during business visits to improve our marketing efforts by understanding the local business community’s perceptions of our community and the unique climate of operating a business in Leavenworth County. LCDC also takes what is learned from the businesses to create programs that respond to the existing businesses’ needs and increase the community’s competitiveness.
If you would like to be included in LCDC’s rotation of annual business visits or need assistance with your existing business, please contact Ashley Hardin at (913)727-6111 or fill out a request here. All business visits and consultations are confidential. Areas that we are able to assist existing businesses with include:
- - Labor market data and other statistics
- - Structuring an expansion
- - Obtaining financing
- - Finding workforce training opportunities
- - Grant writing
- - State and local tax incentive opportunities
- - Employee searches
- - Marketing
- - Relationship building
- - Networking opportunities