Economic Development

Nationally identified as one of the most desirable places to live in the Central U.S., Olathe is a progressive city utilizing innovative strategies to produce efficient, responsive government for its residents and business community. Growing and sustaining our economic base is a key priority for the City of Olathe.

The goal of the City is to sustain long-term economic health and vitality of the City through the retention, expansion and attraction of businesses and development that enhance property values, increase personal income, and make a positive contribution to the quality of life of the citizens of Olathe.

 The Olathe Economic Development Program is based on a cooperative relationship between the City of Olathe and the Olathe Chamber of Commerce maintaining strong ties with the Johnson County Workforce Partnership, the Kansas City Area Development Council, and the Kansas Department of Commerce. 

In partnership with the City, the Olathe Chamber of Commerce works closely with commercial property owners, business owners and developers to assure that all of our businesses are functioning at their highest and best use, contributing to the City’s tax base and helping us achieve the City’s economic development goals. In addition, the Olathe Chamber of Commerce works to actively market the City, recruit new businesses, and help existing businesses thrive.

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