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Boosting business.

improving communities.

Prosper Community Contractor Collective

This supplier diversity initiative provides Minority-Owned Businesses and contractors in partnership with Kansas Business Services, LLC while also awarding contracts to perform exterior home and property improvements at no-cost to approved homeowners.

Focused trades: lawncare • hauling • painting • electrical • and small repair companies

IMPACT TO DATE: 2021

19 properties improved

$70,600 in contracts awarded

SPECIAL THANKS TO PROSPER SPONSORS:

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

In an effort to provide ongoing professional development and training to minority businesses, Create Campaign, Inc. presents Prosper. This initiative provides contractor education in collaboration with Kansas Business Services.

 

Participating contractors will then be eligible to bid on home and neighborhood improvement projects generated by residents who have been impacted by the installation of transmission lines in central-northeast Wichita.

Those residents will assist Create Campaign, Inc. in awarded funded contracts to companies participating in the Prosper Community Contractor Collective.

Additional details about community notification and the awards process will be posted soon. Original meeting plans have been postponed due to restrictions on gatherings.

CONTRACTOR PARTICIPANT CRITERIA

  • Must be a legally-structured, for-profit entity as defined by the Kansas Secretary of State's Office and/or operate using an EIN

  • Must have a minimum of one-year in business

  • Must show business activity in 2019

  • Must be a Wichita, Kansas-based company

  • Should be a socially disadvantaged company as described by the U.S. Small Business Administration

  • Must carry business insurance

  • Must agree to the terms and conditions of program

  • Must pay enrollment fee of $50, which covers materials and meals

The Prosper Community Contractor Collective is funded by the

Evergy Investment Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation with additional funding support from Koch Industries

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PROSPER COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

This project will fund exterior home improvement and property improvement projects submitted by homeowners at no cost to them. More than 350 homeowners in the Wichita, KS project area submitted applications for consideration. 

Project area: Zip codes 67208, 67214 and 67219 within the following boundaries: 

 North: 21st St.; South: Central; East: Oliver; West: I-135. 

More than $50,000 in repair projects have been approved. Work began in August 2020.

Prosper is made possible by the Evergy Community Investment Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation with additional funding support of the Koch Industries.