Economic Development

We welcome you to our fantastic City on the Topside of Kansas! We have several amenities to offer, including newly remodeled schools , several new businesses, a growing NW Tech and elementary school population, a terrific public water park, a fantastic 18-hole golf course, hunting lodges and historic sites, and a vast array of parks, artwork, and attractions.

Goodland boasts a small town, rural environment while enjoying the business growth of a larger sized city. The community is fabulously safe, and some of our greatest events are parades down Main Street, the County Fair, family, wedding, and holiday celebrations, the Flatlander Fall Festival, the Ringneck Roundup Governor’s Pheasant Hunt, the all school Reunion, and the Slice of Life and Sweet Swinger golf tournaments, among other events.

We have a friendly community that strongly supports local organizations and investments, and we are uniquely positioned geographically close to medium and large metropolitan communities. Agriculture is the backbone of our economy, with many supporting businesses to thrive on the Kyle Railroad and I-70. The area is known for warm, sunny days and cool nights, which creates the perfect backdrop for work, play, entertainment, and relaxation. So welcome to Goodland, we hope you have the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate our community as we do.

Mission Statement

To ensure that Goodland and Sherman County fully focuses on the future and remains an “Open for Business” community.

Vision Statement

To achieve and to maintain the most reasonable, dynamic and robust business climate in the Sherman County community, by aggressively pursuing all avenues of growth for new and existing businesses, towards the goal of maximizing employment opportunities, tax base and quality of life.