The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county’s membership in the Dodge City-based Great Plains Development Inc., an economic development agency that works with cities and counties by helping with loans to them as well as entrepreneurs.
The commission was also updated on recent programs, changes in community development block grant requirements, CDBG revolving loan fund opportunities and the new streamlined planning services known as “strategic doing” available from GPDI.
“Barton County does two to three times the volume of business as the other counties,” said Bob Wetmore, GPD co-director, of GPD’s 28-county southwest Kansas catchment area. “We’ve done a lot here over the years and we continue to do a lot.”
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