BUSINESS

Commercial Groups in Garden City

 

Don't Go it alone...

If you are looking to start a new business of expand your current one, there is no need to go it alone. There are many organizations out there who are willing to help business expand. The US government, Kansas Department of Commerce, and area Chamber of Commerce all provide financial and logistical support to help promote growth. We can help you find all the help you need to succeed. Garden City also has the Downtown Vision project, dedicated to promoting businesses in the Main Street community, offering incentives to any business ready to develop there.

Garden City Chamber of Commerce

Garden City Downtown Vision

Kansas Department of Commerce (scroll down to read the list)

Kansas Small Business Development Center

US SBA (Small Business Administration):

Programs and Services

Contracting information

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LOCAL REAL ESTATE:

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DATA - Workforce, infrastructure, indicators, ACCRA

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ACCRA

American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association Cost of Living Index (2011)

About the Index

C2ER produces the Cost of Living Index to provide a useful and reasonably accurate measure of living cost differences among urban areas. Items on which the Index is based have been carefully chosen to reflect the different categories of consumer expenditures. Weights assigned to relative costs are based on government survey data on expenditure patterns for mid-management households. All items are priced in each place at a specified time and according to standardized specifications.

Cost of Living Index Data Interpretation

The ACCRA Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan, equals 100, and each participant's index is read as a percentage of the average for all places.

The Index does not measure inflation (price change over time). Because each quarterly report is a separate comparison of prices at a single point in time, and because both the number and the mix of participants may change from one quarter to the next, index data from different quarters cannot be compared. For inflation data contact the nearest regional office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Because the number of items priced is limited, it is not valid to treat percentage differences between areas as exact measures. Since judgment sampling is used in this survey, no confidence interval can be determined. Small differences should not be construed as significant, or even as indicating correctly which area is the more expensive place to live.

Area

Composite

(100%)

Grocery Items (13.36%)

Housing

(28.36%)

Utilities

(10.46%)

Transportation

(10.66%)

Health Care

(4.44%)

Misc Goods/Services

(32.44%)

Garden City

94.9

91.4

91.2

83.8

90.0

85.4

106.1

Dodge Ctiy

90.7

89.2

78.8

94.4

96.7

89.2

98.8

Hutchinson

94.6

92.4

93.6

87.6

94.1

93.6

99.0

Manhattan

94.2

96.0

97.0

86.7

97.5

91.2

92.7

Salina

88.5

91.7

78.0

96.9

98.5

95.3

92.8

Topeka

93.3

94.5

83.8

82.9

97.3

94.5

103.1

Wichita

92.2

90.1

84.0

92.3

97.2

95.8

98.2

NoteIf you would like to have more information on 2011 ACCRA, please contact: FCEDC, or call 620.271.0388