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Our goal is to sustain long-term economic health and vitality of the City through the retention, expansion and attraction of businesses and development that enhance property values, increase personal income, and make a positive contribution to the quality of life of the citizens of the Great Bend area.

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Brush Up Barton County

Are you ready to spruce up the exterior of your home? Check out our new paint and supplies grant program called "Brush Up Barton County." Click below for details and application!

GROW Workforce

Are you a company looking to hire top level positions? OR are you a community member that loves Barton County and wants to get paid in CASH to recruit people to the area?! Check out our recruiting incentive program here!

Project Change

Great Bend Economic Development exists to effect positive change and growth in our community. With this mission in mind, we set out to correct an area of blight that has negatively impacted our community for too long. Follow along as we take this once proud hotel property, back to a beacon of success in our community.


“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new”

- Socrates 

Step One: Purchase

Step Two: Legal Work begins

Step Three: Clean Up and Secure

Step Four: Demolition

Step Five: New Life


​Click the link below to read more and take a tour of the property.

Loft Project Grant Application

Do you own a property in downtown Great Bend with second story space that is currently not being used? We want to help you turn that unused space into residential loft space or commercial business space! Click below to access the grant application and see all of the details!

Let's GROW!!


Why Businesses
Love Barton County.


As an Economic Development Organization we get access to many events, webinars and classes to support businesses and offer education to enable growth. In effort to make sure all of our business have the opportunity to find the latest in educational tools and events across the state and online, we'll be updating this agenda daily with any new opportunities. 


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