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Business and Community Development Assistance
If you're ready to take your Kansas business to the next level, or you're part of a community looking at a redevelopment or revitalization project, our Business and Community Development Assistance programs can help. Business and Community Development Assistance staff can assist clients in identifying programs and incentives for business expansion, meeting licensing requirements and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a local community.

On the community development side, staff can help rural communities seek assistance in developing community driven strategic plans to attract businesses, workers and investment.

Staff can help you by:
  • developing incentive proposals based on the business’ needs and projected growth.
  • creating strategic and proactive community development plans for communities to address a wide variety of needs.
  • ensuring that all of the Department of Commerce's available resources are considered for a project.
  • serving as a liaison with other state agencies, including the departments of Revenue, Labor, and Health and Environment

Click here to view the Business Development Resource Directory.

Regional Project Managers based throughout the state are available to ensure your business or community is prepared to achieve its goals. Managers will assist in identifying incentives and assistance available to help grow your business; can provide training, strategic planning facilitation and identification of community development assistance programs; and will serve as liaisons to other state and federal agencies. 

Click here to view a map and contact information for the Regional Project Manager in your area.


Susan NeuPoth Cadoret
Assistance Manager
1000 S.W. Jackson St., Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66612-1354
(785) 296-7198

The 2016 Kansas Legislature enacted Senate Substitute for House Bill 2509, effective July 1, 2016, allowing the Secretary of Commerce to charge fees to recover administrative costs of up to $750 per application for processing and oversight of State economic development programs. These programs include, but are not limited to: Promoting Employment Across Kansas, High Performance Incentive Program, Job Creation Fund Program, Kansas Industrial Training, Kansas Industrial Retraining, Rural Opportunity Zones Program and Community Service Tax Credit Program. HB 2509 also allows a new fee for STAR Bond projects and modifies the existing application fee for Private Activity Bonds.

Additional information will be posted as available. Therefore, please check the specific program web pages frequently for application fee updates.

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