Great Bend, Kansas, becomes a GSLI Elite City

Global Site Location Industries (GSLI), a leading site selection and economic development consulting firm, is pleased to welcome Great Bend, Kansas, to the GSLI Elite Cities family. Through the lead generation partnership, GSLI will assist Great Bend in developing relationships with site location decision-makers from companies planning facility expansions or relocations. 

“Great Bend is a thriving community that values business, entrepreneurship and quality of life above all,” said Sara Arnberger, Executive Director of Great Bend Economic Development Corporation. “We have a vast industry base in manufacturing, ag, and oil and more recently have been leading the way in medical offerings for a rural area. We capture all of the small town charm, but with big city amenities. Great things are always just around the Bend!”

GSLI Elite Cities are hand-picked for exhibiting a commitment to economic development, a motivation to be the best places in the country to locate a business, and willingness to work closely with all the principals in an economic development project to create all-around wins. Great Bend joins an exceptional group of cities that meet the GSLI criteria and have been chosen to be GSLI Elite Cities. 

GSLI will focus its efforts on targeted expansion projects and developing relationships with key decision-makers through aggressive outreach on Great Bend’s behalf. 

“Great Bend is one of those cities that every business, no matter the size, needs to look at,” said Eric Kleinsorge, CEO and President of GSLI. “With a dynamic, business-forward attitude and a city council and economic development board comprising multiple business owners, this is a place that recognizes the importance and contributions of business to the community’s health and well-being.”


For more information on Great Bend, Kansas visit: About Great Bend, Kansas

For more information on Global Site Location Industries, GSLI, visit: About GSLI   

About Great Bend: 

Our workforce is built from our oil and gas industry and as such is adaptable, hard-working, transferable to other industries and has the desire to work for a great employer. With our labor costs being over 30% less than the national average and our cost of living also falling below the national average, Barton County is a low-cost option with a high likelihood that your business will be profitable, faster! Barton County’s centralized location puts your company in an ideal spot to do business. You will have access to rail, air transport and roadways, which makes sourcing the materials you need a breeze. 

About Global Site Location Industries, GSLI 

Global Site Location Industries, LLC (formerly known as the World Economic Development Alliance) is a site location firm founded in 1994. GSLI has helped over 1,200 companies identify economic development professionals that could assist them with their site location decisions. We have over 75 site location expert offices nationwide. We use the Project Qualification Team to conduct our initial interviews with companies to identify the viability of a project. The balance of our staff is customer service, project managers, production, web designers, and finance.