Kansas Department of Transportation


The State Agency is responsible for road and bridge maintenance, transportation planning, contract compliance, and transportation-related administrative support.  The agency is currently under the guidance of Secretary Mike King. Read more.



Watco Companies


Watco Companies, LLC, is a Pittsburg, Kansas, based transportation company providing mechanical, transportation, and terminal and port services solutions for Customers throughout North America and Australia. Watco is the owner of Watco Transportation Services, LLC, one of the largest short line railroad holding companies in the U.S. with 34 short line railroads operating on more than 4,700 miles of track, as well as 29 industrial contract switching locations. The Terminal and Port Services division currently manages 51 terminals, 9 warehouses and 2 port locations. Read more.

Sherwood Companies


Sherwood has the ability to self-perform many types of civil construction including earthwork and site prep, concrete and asphalt paving, civil and structural concrete, rock excavation, piling and sheet piling, sub-grade stabilization, and water/waste-water treatment facilities. They also have a tremendous amount of experience with all underground utilities including sanitary sewer, water, storm sewer, and main electrical distribution. Read more.

City of Great Bend


OUR VISION - The City of Great Bend is committed to becoming The Premier Community by being Open For Business. Read more.


VISION MILESTONES - We earnestly seek after

  • Leadership from the government body to set forth clear, meaningful strategies.

  • Encouraging our youth to become involved in our community.

  • Imparting the vision that our future depends upon the participation of its citizens to persevere as the community creates its future.

  • Improving our community we are proud to have helped establish as the premier, regional anchor trade area.

  • Lowering taxes by increasing value-added industry and services in order to increase our current tax base.

  • Producing economic opportunities by providing new and ongoing quality jobs.

  • Promoting a vital regional market place that is aimed at developing thriving, successful retail, commercial and industrial trades.

  • Providing safety in our community.

  • Supplying competent employees to satisfy current and future job expectations.

Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development


The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development will promote and improve the business climate in the city of Great Bend through its services and partnerships that encourage growth and assist existing and new businesses in reaching their business goals. The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development constantly works to be the voice of local business and the visionary advocacy organization for Great Bend and our economic area. We strive to create a business climate that enhances growth and expansion opportunities for existing businesses, while simultaneously attracting new business. We promise to always provide membership opportunities and benefits that offer businesses and members the best value and impact for their investment. Read more.


Our focus areas of focus are: 

  • Advocacy for Business

  • Community Marketing and Promotion

  • Investment in Our Future

  • Chamber Services

Fuller Industries


Fuller Industries, LLC, formally known as Fuller Brush, is a manufacturer of commercial cleaning supplies, custom brushes and private label chemicals. Founded in 1906, as the Fuller Brush Company, our company has grown from Alfred Fuller’s sample case to become an international provider of high quality, cost effective cleaning products for commercial customers. The Fuller Commercial Products Division was founded on and continues to operate on three basic principles: Design it to work…Build it to last…Guarantee it unconditionally.


Research & development, manufacturing, distribution and customer service is conducted at Fuller Industries’ 600,000 square foot facility in Great Bend, Kansas. Fuller Industries’ diversified and vertically integrated operational capabilities combined with enormous volume capacity are focused to support the commercial division’s goal to significantly expand its business within the sanitary supply industry. Our products are designed and made to provide highly effective, labor saving, environmentally responsible solutions to all varieties of commercial cleaning challenges. Read more.