Based on Location & Community Support
Since it became a rail center in the late 19th century and the “Hub of Southeast Kansas,” Chanute has proven to be a viable and successful location for business and industry. Businesses in Chanute continue to grow with revitalization initiatives in the downtown district, development opportunities, and numerous incentives.
city’s diversity of business and industry includes manufacturers of recreational
vehicles, electronics, wire and cable, furniture, power-generating equipment,
and cement. Professional business services and retail businesses are growing
at an exceptional rate in both the downtown district and in the
Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce has developed cooperative and productive
economic development partnerships with the City of
As the center of a 45-mile, multi-county region, Chanute draws a workforce of nearly 23,000 people to its broad base of commercial and industrial businesses. Numerous workforce training opportunities and programs are also available through the Southeast Kansas Workforce Development Center (located on the campus of NCCC) and the Workforce Development Center offered locally through the Kansas Department of Human Resources office (located at 119 N. Grant). Both agencies assist individuals and businesses in their employment and training needs.
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