The Thomas County Economic Development Alliance’s mission is to enhance the economy of Thomas County through Business Retention, Expansion, and Development

We were established as an inter-local agency of Thomas County and the City of Colby in 1995.

The Crossroads of Northwest Kansas

Thomas County has become a central location due to it’s location on Interstate 70 running East to West and bisected by US-83 running North to South.

Several businesses have located here to provide efficient access to the Midwest. Whether your interests are commercial, industrial, or agricultural, Thomas County would put you in the center of the United States. Join one of the many international or national firms that have distribution centers located in Thomas County.

Our Team

Pat Mallory, Chairman

Mike Woofter, Vice Chairman

Paul Steele, Secretary/Treasurer

Ken Christiansen

Ron Alexander

Board Members serve three-year terms.  Three board seats are appointed by the Thomas County Commissioners, and two seats are appointed by the City of Colby.


Our full-time representatives are standing by to answer any questions about the many opportunities available in Thomas County, Kansas.

(785) 460-4511​

Have a question? Call us Mon-Fri 8a-5p CST


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