A sample survey of 105 business firms in Great Bend was completed to find determinants of business retention and expansion of existing industries in Great Bend.
These firms, drawn from sectors constituting the economic base (retail firms and service firms that were entirely local were not included), were surveyed to identify factors that influence the retention and expansion of existing industries in Great Bend, to identify the potential of Great Bend firms to expand within their community, to assist the establishment of local retention and expansion efforts, and to distinguish local issues that influence retention and expansion.
Steven Maynard-Moody and Charles Krider. Business Retention and Expansion in Great Bend. Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas. Technical Report Series: 148 (April 1988; 172 pages).