Congressional Forum, featuring Greg Kindle, President of the Wyandotte Economic Development Council
The Congressional Forum is a 53 year institution, and the Chamber's public policy series, which features local, state, and federal representatives to speak about issues relevant to the area's business community.
Representative Sharice Davids speaks to the group as often as she can, but other guest speakers are often featured at the monthly forums.
This month's featured speaker is Greg Kindle, President of the Wyandotte Economic Development Council. Greg has 25 years of experience in community and economic development primarily in the Kansas City market. In his role as the President of the Wyandotte Economic Development Council, he administers programs focused on business recruitment, retention, expansion, marketing, and workforce solutions. He and his team identify ways to attract the right businesses for specific locations, retain the companies already located in the county, grow businesses through a variety of traditional and new approaches to economic development, and identify strategies for long-term community growth all with a focus on building relationships.
He has been fortunate to work with a supportive and visionary Board, community partners and a team focused on continuing Wyandotte County’s economic transformation. Since joining WYEDC, more than $5 billion in investments have been announced along with additional jobs created and a focus on connecting Wyandotte Countians to the jobs being created with a goal of increasing median household income.
He served as President of the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation where he helped lay the groundwork for the BNSF Logistics Park. He brings a unique regional and utility perspective having worked in management capacities at Evergy as Senior Manager of Economic Development & Customer Solutions. He has held roles in state government, United Way and Sprint which have also contributed to his experience in business development.
Greg and his wife, Karen, have three children. They live in Kansas City, Kansas.