About Us

Established in 1956, CloudCorp coordinates and facilitates economic development in Cloud County, Kansas. Our mission is to promote, foster, and encourage throughout all economic levels and sectors the appropriate growth of a more diverse and better-quality local economy which supports additional quality jobs and new capital investment throughout Cloud County. We aim to provide adequate, appropriate and quality goods and services along with a high quality of life throughout Cloud County.

CloudCorp’s mission is accomplished by providing economic development services through the facilitation, coordination, and communication of information, technical assistance, available resources, and joint efforts among local citizens, public entities, private organizations, current business owners, and economic development prospects to help develop greater economic and social opportunities in Cloud County, Kansas and throughout the North Central Kansas Region.

CloudCorp is advised by a Board of Directors which includes representatives from each of the incorporated communities located in Cloud County and elected officials of local governments and public organizations in Cloud County. Please click here for a full list of Directors and members of the Executive and Finance Committees.

Lucas Chavey

Lucas Chavey grew up in Clyde and after graduating from Clifton-Clyde High School and Fort Hays State University, he moved to San Antonio, TX, to work for Northrop Grumman on laser bioeffects research. In 2005, he and his wife Sarah moved back to Cloud County to raise their family. Lucas has worked in the wind energy industry for the last 15 years. First, with the development of the Wind Energy Technology program at Cloud County Community College in 2008. Then, as a wind turbine technician for General Electric, the Lead Technician for EDPR at the Meridian Way Wind Farm here in Cloud County and later as the Operations Training Coordinator for the entire fleet of EDPR wind farms in North America. In January of 2023, Lucas returned to General Electric and works remotely as the Project Operations Training Manager for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project currently under construction off the coast of Massachusetts.


Lucas and his wife Sarah have three children and reside in Concordia, where Sarah is the owner of Moody Hue Studio. Lucas has been a member of the CloudCorp Board of Directors since 2016, and was also previously a member of the Concordia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.


“I am thankful for CloudCorp’s dedicated board of directors and for the tremendous support CloudCorp receives from the City of Concordia, Cloud County, and a number of private businesses and individuals. I am proud to serve through an organization that plays such an important role in the economic prosperity of Cloud County.”

Executive Director
Nicole Reed

Nicole Reed joined CloudCorp in February of 2021.  She transitioned into the Executive Director in May of 2022.  Nicole’s primary responsibilities are recruitment of new businesses, retaining current businesses, and assisting businesses during expansion within Cloud County.  She has experience in education, social media marketing, project planning, and budget management. Reed is a native of Cloud County.  She attended Cloud County Community College and Kansas State University.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  Nicole worked as a Kindergarten and Pre-School teacher for 14 years combined at Clifton-Clyde and Concordia school districts.  Her children currently attend Clifton-Clyde High School, Cloud County Community College, and Manhattan Christian College.

“I am very excited for this amazing opportunity to become a key in the leadership of Cloud County economic development.  I look forward to working with all of our communities in helping continue our CloudCorp mission to coordinate, leverage, and connect people to projects for the betterment of all of Cloud County.” 

To contact Nicole email: nicki.reed@cloudcorp.net  

Become a member

CloudCorp is funded one third from Cloud County, one third from the City of Concordia, and one third by incorporated communities in Cloud County, business owners and private individuals.  All contributions help support the general operations of CloudCorp in providing economic development services to the citizens, businesses and economic development prospects of Cloud County. 

A financial investment in CloudCorp is an investment in future businesses, future customers, and future projects benefiting our communities.  

Please consider an annual pledge at one of the following donation levels and help CloudCorp continue its very positive, progressive and robust program of economic development.  Your support can help us reach out goals in aggressively attracting and retaining business opportunities in Cloud County.