Starting a Business

Starting a business in Tonganoxie is a great experience with eager community partners who want to share their resource to make your dreams a reality. Start exploring here, and be sure to reach out to our New Business Ambassador so we can make sure you are connected to all the great resources in our community and the KC Region.

Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce
-Networking, referrals, programs, seminars

Steve Christensen, President
P.O. Box 415
Tonganoxie, Kansas 66086

City of Tonganoxie
-Zoning, business license registration, downtown redevelopment resources

Nathan McCommon
City Manager
321 S. Delaware
Tonganoxie, KS 66086

Leavenworth County Development Corporation
-Demographic and workforce information, large parcels/properties available, free consulting,

Steve Jack, Executive Director
1294 Eisenhower Road
Leavenworth, KS 66048

KU Small Business Development Center
-General business assistance and consultation, start-up, business plans, financing options.
Will Katz, Regional Director Director



646 Vermont, Suite 200
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Kansas City Kansas Community College
-Networking, skill development, programs and resources specifically for entrepreneurs

Jay Matlack
Workforce Development Coordinator
7250 State Ave.
Kansas City, Kansas 66112

Workforce Partnership/KANSASWorks
-Free workforce assistance, including hiring, testing, and job postings

Danica Rome
Industry Outreach Specialist

Check out this handy guide to gain more information about the Workforce Partnership/KANSASWorks!