Economic Dev

NORTON CITY/COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Norton City/County Economic Development is a countywide partnership dedicated to enhancing the economic strength of the county by recruiting new employers, retaining existing employers and improving the quality of life for all of Norton County. Norton City/County Economic Development assists businesses in all areas of Economic Development.

  

Dairy Queen, Norton                             Norton City/County Economic Development            Hachmeister Service Center, Lenora

 

The office can provide assistance to businesses and entrepreneurs in areas listed below (but not limited to):

  • Relocation to or within Norton County
  • Product or business model assistance
  • Workforce recruitment
  • Sale of a business
  • Development of a business
  • Financing resources

Contact Info

Norton City/County Economic Development
205 S State Street
Norton, KS 67654
Office: 785.874.4816
Fax: 785.874.4817

Scott Sproul, Executive Director

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nortoneda@ruraltel.net 

NORTON CITY/COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Name                                                      Position                       Representing             Term Expires
Gary Lacy    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  City Council Rep . . . . . . . . . . Norton . . . . . . . . . . . . May 2015
Jerry Jones  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   City Council Rep . . . . . . . . . . Norton . . . . . . . . . . . May 2015
Aaron Hale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Appointee by the city . . . . . . Norton . . . . . . . . . . . May 2015
Mike Posson . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . Appointee by the city . . . . . . Norton . . . . . . . . . . .  May 2016
Dick Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  County Commissioner . . . . . . Norton County . . . . .  May 2015
Bud Posson, Vice-Chairman. . . . . . . . .County Commissioner . . . . .. .Norton County . . . . . .May 2015
Curtis Eveleigh  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Appointee by the county . . . .  Norton County . . . . . .May 2015
Greg Mann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Appointee by the county . . . . Norton County . . . . . . May 2016
Barb Brooks, Treasurer . . . . . . . . . .   Appointee by the city . . . . . . Clayton . . . . . . . . . . . May 2015
Gayle James, Secretary . . . . . . . . . .  Appointee by the city . . . . . . Lenora . . . . . . . . . . .    May 2016
Brad Hopkins, Chairman . . . . . . . . . . Appointee by the city . . . . . . Almena . . . . . . . . . . .   May 2016
Amber Nuttycomb . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Appointee by the city . . . . . . Edmond . . . . . . . . . . . May 2015

If you are interested in serving on the Norton City/County Economic Development Board of Directors you may complete an application and return it to the economic development office at 205 S. State Street, Norton, KS 67654, email it to nortoned2@ruraltel.net, or return it to the entity you wish to represent. [Click here for a printable application.]  Selection of the board representatives is the responsibility of the cities and county as listed above.

 

Any applications received by Norton City/County Economic Development staff will be forwarded to the appropriate entity for review/consideration.

 

 

MISC. INFORMATION

Strategic Planning

Norton City/County Economic Development identified five primary goals in the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan for economic development in Norton County. The goals are Business Retention and Expansion, Business Development, County Marketing, Housing, and Youth Retention.

A complete copy of the Strategic Plan can be accessed by clicking here.

All files are saved in the PDF format. If you have difficulty viewing the documents, please contact the Norton City/County Economic Development office at nortoned2@ruraltel.net or 785.874.4816.


Monthly MeetingsNorton City/County Economic Development meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:45pm in the economic development office, 205 S. State Street in Norton. In the rare case that the meeting time, location or date are changed, the public is notified through The Norton Telegram.

Prior to the meeting, the director submits a monthly report to the board of directors. This improves communication and shortens the length of the meetings. Please click on the links below to read the minutes and director reports for prior months:

March 2015    Director Report     Meeting Minutes (available after approval at the April meeting)

February 2015    Director Report    Meeting Minutes

January 2015    Director Report   Meeting Minutes


Hi Def Videoconferencing

High Definition Videoconferencing is now available at the Northwest Kansas Library system. Videoconferencing provides face to face communication that feels as natural as being in someone’s office. It is a quality picture and audio experience accessible to everyone who needs to communicate with people across the country.  It provides the opportunity to travel across the state or across the globe and be home in a few minutes.

Use video conferencing to:

  • Hold a meeting
  • Participate in a workshop or educational course
  • Conduct an interview
  • Meet with colleagues in far away places
  • Conduct business
  • Learn a new skill
  • Participate in an interesting presentation
  • Connect with people across the state, country or globe in seconds rather than traveling for hours.

High definition video and audio makes you feel like you are in the same room with all participants. By using the high definition video conferencing equipment you are able to connect to others via the internet if they have videoconferencing equipment and an IP address. For more information contact NorthWest Kansas Library System at 785.877.5148 or toll free at 800.432.2858. To schedule the room (with the regular fee) and equipment (free) call Norton Public Library at 785.877.2481. This project is a part of the Kan-ed Enhanced Public Library Meeting Room Project, supported by the Kan-ed Network and the State Library of Kansas.