President, GO Topeka
Molly Howey is a respected leader in economic development as the President of GO Topeka, Shawnee County’s economic development organization. With over a decade of experience marketing the capital city to companies looking to expand or relocate, Howey has worked with many high-profile companies such as Walmart Distribution Center and Frito Lay. In recognition of her achievements, she has received several accolades, including being named one of Ingram’s Top 50 Kansans You Should Know and one of Consultant Connect’s Top 50 Economic Developers in North America. In her downtime, Howey enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, camping at lakes across the region, and enjoying live music of all genres.
In your opinion, what are some of the most important factors in building a strong and sustainable local economy?
What's the most interesting thing you've learned about the local economy since joining the organization?
If you could magically improve one aspect of the local economy overnight, what would it be and why?
Molly is drawn to Downtown Topeka’s dynamic atmosphere and diverse range of entertainment options. From live music venues to unique dining experiences, Downtown Topeka has something to offer for everyone. Molly loves spending time exploring the area and discovering new hotspots, whether it’s catching a show at the Topeka Performing Arts Center or grabbing a drink at one of the many trendy bars. Downtown Topeka has truly become a hub of activity, and Molly is proud to call it her city’s center.