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Groups coordinate community efforts for economic response to COVID-19

Community organizations are working together to address the economic challenges in the Wichita region related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, and the associated effects of previous challenges such as the Boeing 737 MAX production suspension.

The COVID-19 Community Task Force is meeting virtually to:

  • Share information, including immediate needs and critical issues
  • Work together to streamline efforts, identify barriers and find solutions
  • Organize and initiate efforts for short-, mid- and long-term economic responses and recovery for individuals and businesses

The public and private groups represent local, state and federal partners. Each organization continues to lead specific efforts related to missions and roles, with the COVID-19 Community Task Force connecting those efforts.

The COVID-19 Community Task Force was initiated by the groups that came together to form the Aerospace Task Force in January that launched the Air Capital Commitment, with the goal to keep Wichita’s world-class talent affected by the Boeing 737 MAX production suspension.

Additional organizations key to this new economic challenge have been and will continue to be added to the COVID-19 Community Task Force. All organizations are also proactively listening and working with their stakeholders to bring issues forward.

Each organization will continue to communicate directly with its stakeholders and the general public.

Organizations – public and private groups represent local, state and federal partners
(alphabetical order):

Child Start/Child Care
City of Wichita
Cox Communications
Greater Wichita Partnership
High Touch Technologies
Kansas Department of Commerce
Kansas Department of Labor
Medical Society of Sedgwick County
Nonprofit Chamber of Service
Regional Economic Area Partnership
Sedgwick County
Sedgwick County Association of Cities
Small Business Association
State of Kansas
United Way of the Plains
U.S. Representative Ron Estes
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts
Visit Wichita
Wichita Community Foundation
Wichita Public Schools
Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce
Wichita State University
WSU Tech
Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas

The health and safety of our workforce, businesses and industries is our top priority. To provide resources for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater Wichita Partnership has created a response page with federal, state and local resources. View the Partnership's COVID-19 Response page.

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