helping existing businesses prosper
The Chambers main task is to assist the business community to
expand and create new wealth and job opportunities. A
focus on protecting existing jobs and helping current employers
grow has stabilized the Salina Economy over the course of the past
Face-to-face meetings with corporate leaders are highly
effective to encourage retention of Salina jobs while exploring the
opportunity to add new jobs and payroll. Since 2007, dozens
of trips have been made to local and non-local corporate offices of
existing business to talk about growth and retention
The Chamber holds meetings for a variety of purposes: to discuss
state and local funding for expansion, training programs, to seek
solutions to specific business issues, to talk about potential
program changes affecting business, to understand opportunities to
promote local business interests and to learn about
Project Open is a business support program in Saline County
Kansas that has been established by collaborative efforts of local,
regional and state organizations which provide services to
businesses located in Saline County. The Salina Area Chamber of
Commerce serves as the administrative coordinator for Project Open.
Other partners include the City of Salina, NetWork Kansas, North
Central Kansas Small Business Development Center, North Central
Regional Planning Center, Salina Downtown, Inc., and Salina
Economic Development Incentive Council.
Project OPEN is available to help businesses succeed in Saline
County Kansas through education and business development services.
Project Open partners recognize the challenge in being all things
to all businesses. The coordination of existing services is
paramount to the efficiency of service provision. The goal of
Project OPEN is to enable businesses to access a full menu of
services, resources and/or referrals through one local contact
point. For additional information click the Entrepreneurs
Tab and go to the Project OPEN tab.