Business Assistance

Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation

The Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation is a joint effort between the City of Dodge City, Ford County and a number of private businesses that support the mission of the corporation. Our mission is to promote the growth and development of existing business and pursue quality new businesses in an aggressive, positive and efficient manner that promotes the socio-economic viability of the region.

Phone: 620-227-9501 Toll Free: 800-381-3690 More contact information here.

Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a federal partnership program with the SBA, hosted regionally by Garden City Community College. The Center provides free and confidential professional management assistance, training, business information and resource referrals to both existing and potential business owners.

Phone: 620-276-9632 Fax: 620-275-3249 Website: www.westernkansas.net/sbdc

Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation

KTEC is a state-owned corporation established in 1987 to stimulate economic development in the State of Kansas. KTEC has developed specific programs to help fund the research, development and commercialization processes of new technologies into today’s market. A statewide network supports entrepreneurs, businesses and scientists through each phase of the technology life cycle, from an idea to a marketable product. KTEC is funded by proceeds from the Economic Development Initiatives Fund, which consists of revenues from the Lottery and Racing Commission.

Phone: 785-296-5272 Website: www.ktec.com E-mail: ktec@ktec.com

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center

MAMTC is a non-profit organization created to improve manufacturing competitiveness for small to medium size manufacturers. Assistance available includes one-on-one consultation, training, workshops, industry networks, technology searches and other resources to help improve quality, reduce costs and increase productivity.

Phone: 800-653-4333 Website: www.mamtc.com

NetWork Kansas

NetWork Kansas develops an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas that connects aspiring, emerging, and established businesses to a wide network of business-building resource organizations across the state. NetWork Kansas provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with free, easy access to the resources they need to succeed.

NetWork Kansas also works with communities through its Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership to create local, sustainable funding programs as well as creating a virtual network of expertise and educational resources for entrepreneurs at the local level.