Great Plains Development, Inc. receives grant from Ann E. Onymous Foundation

GPDI recently received a grant from the Hays, Kansas based Ann E. Onymous Foundation. This independent foundation, awarded the grant to Great Plains Development for operating expenses. … [Read more...]

Great Plains Development awarded grant from the Western Kansas Community Foundation

The Western Kansas Community Foundation recently awarded a grant to GPDI for community service and development. The Western Kansas Community Foundation site explains "WKCF began in 1996 when a group of community leaders saw the potential of a local community foundation to enrich western Kansas life. Since that time, WKCF has expanded to cover 15 counties in southwest Kansas and experienced significant growth to now include assets of over $29 … [Read more...]

INA Alert, Inc., Ellinwood

“INAalert, Inc is a Kansas based corporation producing high quality solutions to meet real-life problems across a multitude of industries. Our solutions have been developed with knowledge of the real world. Our acclaimed messaging software keeps your staff or group informed using technology that they use every day, their cell phone. Starting in healthcare, schools and events, our INAalert messaging solution is now in daily use across numerous … [Read more...]

Great Plains Development awarded grant from ITC Holdings Corp.

ITC Holdings Corp./ITC Great Plains recently awarded Great Plains Development, Inc. (GPDI) a grant for community service to the 28 counties of southwest Kansas. Kim Goodnight (right front), ITC Great Plains Regional Manager of Local Government and Community Affairs, presented a check to Dan Fankhauser, President and Marsha Ewy, Director of the GPDI board of directors. Pictured (back) from left to right, GPDI staff Nikki Simmons, Bob Wetmore, Paul … [Read more...]

El Charro Distribution Center LLC, Dodge City

El Charro Mexican Restaurant has been a Dodge City icon since 1978. Business owners Mr. and Mrs. Rincon have secured a business expansion and are going to begin packaging, distributing, and selling their favored salsa regionally. GPDI prepared the application for funds. The owners partnered with the Dodge City/Ford Co. E-Community and Landmark National Bank. Two jobs were retained and one new job created. … [Read more...]

Pawnee Valley Lumber LLC, Larned

This is a family business that has served Pawnee County for decades. These funds assisted in the acquisition of the business for the next generation. GPDI prepared the application for funds. The owners partnered with Pawnee County Economic Development, Offerle National Bank, and GPDI EDA/RLF. Three jobs were created.   … [Read more...]

Angelic Threads Quilting, Jetmore

Janet Woods is a skilled seamstress. For nearly twenty years she designed quilts for friends and neighbors, launching her business in the basement of their home. In the past couple of years, Mrs. Woods' business expanded to the point she needed more room and wished for a place of business in town that would be easily accessed by the community. GPDI prepared the application for funds. The owners partnered with the Hodgeman County Micro Loan and … [Read more...]