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About Us

Mission & History

Since 2011, the mission of the Chanute Regional Development Authority (CRDA) is to advance an environment that preserves, attracts and promotes business.

Economic Development in Chanute continues to evolve year after year and the CRDA Board of Directors continues to advance on the needs of Chanute. 

Job Creation – The CRDA provides critical assistance and information to companies that create jobs in our economy.

Business Retention – The CRDA works to retain and grow existing local companies and assist companies with operational needs.  

Industry Diversification – Strategic Economic development diversifies the economy, reducing a regions vulnerability and reliance on just one industry sector.

Economic Fortification – Economic Development helps protect the local economy from downturns by attracting and retaining major employers.

Tax Revenue – More companies in Chanute translates to increased tax revenue for community projects and infrastructure.

Quality of Life – Better infrastructure and more jobs improve Chanute’s economy and raise the standard of living for all our residents.