Economic Development

Chanute Regional Development Authority
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The Chanute Regional Development Authority (CRDA) is a newly-formed                                    Matthew Godinez         
 501c3 non-profit corporation charged with leading the economic development                            Chanute Regional Development Authority
efforts of the Chanute, Kansas area, while keeping in mind the importance of meeting                Executive Director        
the overall quality of life expectations of today’s society. It has been created with public/             Email: 
private partnerships in mind.
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This entity was created as a by-product of a recently completed
Economic Development Strategic Plan which takes a very comprehensive approach to               Phone: 620-431-5222
  this topic. It addresses manufacturing, commercial, retail and housing as well as tourism.         Cell: (620) 432-3407
The CRDA will be accessing federal, state and local resources to assist in these efforts. 
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The City of Chanute is also turning over the management of some of its economic                      Chanute, KS 66720
development assets such as real estate in the industrial park, the use of the commercial            
incubator facility, and the oversight of its revolving loan program in addition to other tools
for this effort.                                                                                                                                   Hours
                                                                                                                                                        Monday- Friday
In conclusion, the CRDA is designed as a non-partisan group of community-minded                   8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
volunteers to provide a focused effort regarding economic development for the Chanute,
Kansas community. We believe that by putting this organization together and removing the
potential politics from the economic development process, the community will continue to
thrive for years to come.

Mission Statement
By working together with the community, the CRDA will actively work to create and foster an
environment that preserves, attracts and promotes business while maintaining the quality of life
and vitality of the community.