Chanute Regional Development Authority

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The mission of the Chanute Regional Development Authority (CRDA) is to advance an environment that preserves, attracts and promotes business.

CRDA provides services for:
  • Site Selection Assistance
  • Workforce Development
  • Existing Business Retention & Expansion
  • New Business Recruitement
  • Business Incentives
  • Research & Demographics
  • Website and Buildings Database
  • Community Support
Neighborhood Revitalization Program 
*Neighborhood Revitalization Plan  
*Neighborhood Revitalization Application
NRP Public Notice and Ordinance

Innovations Lab
** Innovations Lab Introductory Brochure

Our database of available sites and buildings can be found on

The City of Chanute has developed a very impressive broadband network with a Gigabit fiber network, a Wi-Fi network, WiMax network and two MPLS networks reaching outside the city limits. All services that can assist existing and new businesses in our community.

We are also proud of our many local businesses and major employers. We welcome new businesses that fit well within our community.

The Chanute Regional Development Authority works in collaboration with the City of Chanute, the Chanute Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street Chanute in its efforts.

Board Members
Tim Cunningham (Chairman)
Ron Flowers (Vice Chairman)
Chris Cleaver (Treasurer)
Brenda Krumm (Secretary)
Ken Lickteig
Tamera Slane
Patricia Morris
Ron Flowers
Jonathon Johnson
Jeff Ports Ed Cox
Steve Slane Brian Inbody
Jeff Cantrell- City of Chanute, Ex-officio
Phil Jarred, Jarred, Gilmore & Phillips PA-Ex-officio
Jane Brophy, Chamber of Commerce, Ex-officio
Ruthann Boatwright, Main Street Chanute, Ex-officio