Humboldt joins Thrive economic group

City formalizes relationships with Thrive Allen County. Economic development director will help recruit businesses.

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October 13, 2020 - 9:33 AM

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HUMBOLDT — Humboldt joined the economic development group spearheaded by Thrive Allen County at its meeting Monday evening. 

“There’s power in numbers,” said Mayor Nobby Davis.

Humboldt agreed to pay $10,000 a year for the services of Jonathan Goering, Thrive’s economic development director. Also on board since 2013 are Iola, Allen County and Iola Industries. Those three groups chip in $20,0000 apiece.

It’s not necessarily a new relationship, said Cole Herder, Humboldt city administrator.

“For the past several years we’ve been taking advantage of Thrive’s economic development arm,” he said. 

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