Our Region's Most Valuable Designation
The Flint Hills Economic Development District is our region's most valuable designation.
Economic Development Designation = Access to Millions of Dollars to Support Our Region.
Flint Hills Regional Council's coordinator role to oversee the implementation of our regional economic development plan is critical to the region, and no other entity is positioned to assist in this way for the seven-county area.
Achieved through a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process
This designation enables the Flint Hills Regional Council to apply for invitation-only / non-competitive funding through the Economic Development Administration in support of our regional economic development plan serving Chase, Geary, Lyon, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley and Wabaunsee Counties. This District was formed in October 2014. A pre-requisite for the plan is our regional economic development plan, called the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).
Our Regional Plan is Currently Being Updated In Parntership with our Local Economic Development Professionals and Seven-County Community Stakeholders.
The Updated Plan will be submitted to the Economic Development Administration by September 2021.
Flint Hills Economic Development District = Chase, Geary, Lyon, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley & Wabaunsee Counties
Chase County Housing Assessment
Assessed More Than 850 Homes in Five Communities
Assessment Report will be Finalized January 2021
Connecting Businesses to Entrepreneur Consultation
Providing Interested Business List to K-State for 2021 Spring & Fall Semesters
FHRC Members Are Selecting At Least One Businesses to Participate
Wait List Will Be Created Depending on Level of Interest