As of January 1, 2018, four Topeka organizations came together under the shared belief that through unified efforts, prosperity can be achieved throughout our community. 

The organizations maintain their individual managers and boards, as well as becoming the founding organizations of the Greater Topeka Partnership. Matt Pivarnik, serves as the the President and  CEO of  the Greater Topeka Partnership. There The Partnership is governed by one chair and chair-elect from each organization and seven community elected members. Together, the organizations focus on Momentum 2022, an economic development plan for Topeka & Shawnee County.

The unity provided by combining the organizations allow resources to be shared and more common goals to be met.


Five years ago, we developed a strategy that was designed to help our community change course and achieve its potential. Today, we present a strategy that is designed to capitalize on our momentum, build on our successes, and lift our community to unprecedented heights. Momentum 2027 will take us forward. This five-year program was built to unlock growth and economic opportunity for all and is founded on principles of equity and inclusive prosperity.

Continuing to build on the successes of Momentum 2022, the new 5-year strategic plan, Momentum 2027, will build upon previous economic development program successes and leverage established relationships to launch new initiatives, expand upon those already underway and achieve results. 

Since its inception, the work and success of the Greater Topeka Partnership has been facilitated by an involved community of volunteers from businesses, economic development organizations, municipalities, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and countless others. Without the work, support, and coordination of these entities the ability of the GTP to impact the community would be dramatically reduced. [Learn more about Momentum 2027]