Cowley First: Cowley County Economic Development

Cowley First’s primary goal is to offer assistance to established, expanding and new businesses with business plans, financing and incentives. As a community development organization we target opportunities that build on quality of life initiatives.

About

Cowley First, Cowley County Economic Development Partnership, was established in 2004 as a countywide agency to serve Cowley County in community and economic development efforts. Funded by Cowley County, City of Winfield, City of Arkansas City and countywide business partners, our primary goal is to offer assistance to established, expanding and new businesses. As a community development organization we target opportunities that build on quality of life initiatives. 

This countywide partnership is dedicated to assist in expansion and retention of existing businesses, support local entrepreneurs, attract new businesses and industries while utilizing Cowley County’s prominent business atmosphere, high quality of life, recreation and tourism opportunities and excellent education facilities.

Cowley First’s emphasis is business recruitment, expansion and retention projects.  Through Economic Development Cowley First strives to ensure there is an educated and talented labor pool for area businesses and industries for not just this generation, but for the next generation as well.

Community Development focuses on the improvement of quality of life which has a direct effect on businesses and their employees.  By addressing health care needs, educational and training gaps, and access to housing, the community is better served.

This partnership enables us to perform more effectively as we pursue our common goal of making our communities the best place to work, live and play.  Let us connect you with Cowley County and see why it is the right place for your business

Services Provided

Economic & Property Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Tax Services

  • Assistance

Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Community Involvement
  • Kansas Business Issues
  • Small Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting & Development
  • Business Plan Training
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic & Property Development

  • Consulting
  • State Tax Credit and Assistance

Financial Resources & Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Consulting
  • Loan Packaging
  • Loan Providers
  • Tax Credit Assistance

Management Issues & Training

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing

  • Customer Service
  • Market Plan Development Strategy

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Board Development
  • Human Resources

Office, Laboratory & Meeting Space

  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information & Assistance

Training

  • Business Plan
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Marketing Plan
  • Pre-Business Planning
Primary Contact
Kerri Falletti
Address
311 E 9th Ave
PO Box 462
Winfield, KS 67156
Fax
(620) 442-3094