Congratulations to David Bossemeyer, vice president of business development for the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC), for his selection as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from Business Retention & Expansion International (BREI), the leading professional association for business retention and expansion.
Given by the BREI Board of Directors, the award recognizes an individual’s distinguished service and contribution at the national or international level to the practice of business retention and expansion. Bossemeyer served as the BREI president from 2013-2014. Under his leadership the organization significantly increased its net income and reorganized its Board of Directors. He currently serves as the immediate past-president. Bossemeyer accepted the award earlier this summer at the organization’s annual conference in Memphis, Tenn.
David leads business expansion and business recruitment opportunities for GWEDC. He recently assisted a local business that was featured in the news last week for their expansion. Bossemeyer worked with Walton’s, a local company that sells meat processing supplies, to complete paperwork that resulted in a partial tax abatement for the facility.
Bossemeyer has over thirty years of economic development experience throughout Kansas. David has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting as well as a Masters Degree in Administration, both from Fort Hays State University. David is also certified as an Economic Development and Finance Professional and a Business Retention and Expansion Project Coordinator.