D&R Parts, Spearville

Russell and Debra Wood recognized the need for continuing a dependable vehicle parts store in Spearville. Although previous stores had operated there in the past, the Woods saw the opportunity to provide automotive, truck and machinery repair parts. GPDI prepared the application for funds. The owners partnered with Ford County State Bank and the City of Spearville's CDBG Revolving Loan Fund. Two jobs were created. … [Read more...]

Barber County Home Health, Medicine Lodge

Providing home health care in a rural setting is a vital service, particularly when long distances are involved. Walter and Lynette Morris recognized this and with their extensive experience from running an existing home health agency in another location, they purchased a similar home health agency business from Barber County. The business has an office in Medicine Lodge which provides service to Barber County and three adjoining counties. … [Read more...]

Dolly’s Diner, Haviland

This unique restaurant in the downtown business district of Haviland offers a varied menu along with homemade desserts. A nice addition to the downtown, Dolly's Diner has family fare available all week and weekend. Funds were used from the Kiowa County Rural Business Enterprise Grant revolving loan fund for operating capital. Three jobs were created. The business is woman-owned. … [Read more...]

TekVet Technologies, Garden City, KS

TekVet will produce and sell an RFID ear tag health monitoring system that an immediately identify a rise in temperature that is associated with many common illnesses, allowing the livestock operator to perform early, and with more success, treatment. The earlier an illness is treated, the more effective the treatment will be, thereby reducing livestock loss. The real-time data from these readings is immediately made available to the customer … [Read more...]

El Charro, Dodge City, KS

The original El Charro Restaurant was opened in 1981. There have been three locations, each growing in size as the years went by. Catherine and Byron Rincon re-opened the locally-famous restaurant to provide traditional Mexican cusine that Dodge City has been enjoying for years. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner six days a week and closed on all major holidays. GPDI prepared applications for working capital and equipment … [Read more...]

Scott’s Auto Shop, Dodge City, KS

After spending 22 years of working as a mechanic for others, Mr. Knight opened his own auto repair shop in 2003. Originally, Mr. Knight rented one-third of the building. In March of 2008, the building was put up for sale and Mr. Knight purchased the entire facility. Mr. Knight provides repair services to all makes and models of automobiles and trucks. He has an excellent clientele of customers. GPDI prepared applications for the GPDI Tax fund … [Read more...]

City of Larned, Community Development Block Grant

The City of Larned has received a Community Development Block Grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce to pave 13 blocks of gravel streets in various locations throughout the City. The grant was for $195,440 with the City providing $189,229 in cash and City employee labor. Great Plains Development, Inc. prepared the application for the City and is administering the grant. … [Read more...]

City of Dighton, Community Development Block Grant

The City of Dighton has received a Community Development Block Grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce to purchase a Fire Truck. The grant was for $243,000 with the City providing $82,000. Great Plains Development, Inc. prepared the application for the City and is administering the grant. … [Read more...]

City of Dodge City, Community Development Block Grant

The City of Dodge City has received a Community Development Block Grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce for a housing project to rehabilitate approximately 10 homes occupied by low-to-moderate income persons living in the specified target area. The grant was for $266,000 with the City providing $500. Great Plains Development, Inc. prepared the application for the City and is administering the grant. … [Read more...]

City of Alexander, Community Development Block Grant

The City of Alexander has received a Community Development Block Grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce for a water system improvement project. The grant was for the City's maximum eligibility amount of $138,000 with $644,645 being funded with USDA Rural Development Grant/Loan funds. Great Plains Development, Inc. prepared the application for the City and is administering the grant. … [Read more...]