The Regional Economic Area Partnership (REAP) is comprised of 37 city and county governments in nine counties of South Central Kansas including Butler, Cowley, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, McPherson, Reno, Sedgwick and Sumner counties.
Recognizing the need for regional leadership, the local governments formed REAP in 1997. Since that time, REAP has grown into an established voice on issues of common concern.
The governments joined together in order to:
The Regional Economic Area Partnership of South Central Kansas received a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) South Central Kansas Prosperity "Think Tomorrow Today," to create a long term regional plan for ensuring the health and productivity of our local economy.
Paula Downs, Project Director
Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs