Incentives & Resources

Kingman County and the municipalities located within have set up incentives for businesses located in or locating to the area. Additional incentives may be available upon request.  Informal incentives often include permit fee waivers and utility credits. 

NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PLAN

The Kingman County Neighborhood Revitalization Plan is intended to promote the revitalization and development of Kingman County by stimulating new construction and the rehabilitation, conservation, or redevelopment by offering certain incentives including rebates of property taxes in accordance with the Plan.

                        Click here for Guidelines

                        Click here for the Application

2023 KINGMAN COUNTY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Kingman County has established the Kingman County Improvement Program (KCIP) to encourage investment in properties throughout the county. Assistance is available in two areas: Business Facades and Dilapidated Structures.

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Before After

FEDERAL

The local Small Business Development Center is out of Wichita State University and offers confidential no-cost advising. 

Brandy Willett, Advisor
Kansas Small Business Development Center-Wichita State University
(316) 978-6624
brandy.willett@wichita.edu

The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers small business loans and assistance programs, outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses.  Email: wichita_do@sba.gov Phone: 316-269-6616.

The USDA has several programs for businesses including programs specifically designed for rural entrepreneurs.

Travis Snider, Business Program Specialist
Rural Development-United States Department of Agriculture
1405 S. Spencer Road | Newton, Kansas 67114
travis.snider@ks.usda.gov
Phone: (316)-282-3477 | Website: www.rd.usda.gov/ks 

Click here for a database of federal grants.

STATE

This Kansas Department of Commerce (KDC) website contains information about various forms of funding. 

The KDC of also offers Commercial Rehab grants as part of the Community Development Block Grant Program. 

Network Kansas is a statewide network of non-profit business-building resources that help entrepreneurs and small business owners startup and grow successful businesses. info@networkkansas.com or call 877-521-8600. 

LOCAL

SCORE offers free assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners.  There are training opportunities, workshops, and other resources. 

The South Central Kansas Economic Development District has financing options and may be able to help locate grants.  For financing info contact:

Natalie Santonil, Business Resource Program Leader
South Central Kansas Economic Development District, Inc.
9730 E. 50th Street N. | Bel Aire, KS 67226
O: (316) 440-3343 | C: (316) 651-6393
https://www.sckedd.org/businessloans 

Kingman County offers a Neighborhood Revitalization Program which is a property tax rebate program on sliding scale for up to ten years. You must apply before you begin construction/rehabilitation. 

Kingman County Economic Development has an improvement program to assist with improvements of facades and the demolition of dilapidated structures.  Maximum grant award is $5000.00. 

The City of Kingman offers incentives to new and expanding businesses within its city limits.  For program information, contact Leslie Schrag at economicdevelopment@cityofkingman.com

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

The following links have grant opportunities for women and minority owned businesses:

MANUFACTURING RESOURCS & PARTNERS

For manufacturing resources at the state level, please contact our KDC Project Manager, Marla Canfield at marla.canfield@ks.gov or 785-230-1025.

Manufacturing Extension Partnerships Centers and partners have developed a wide range of services and initiatives to enable manufacturers to identify opportunities to accelerate and strengthen growth and competitiveness in the global marketplace. For local assistance contact Kansas Manufacturing Solutions.

Kansas Global Trade Services helps businesses succeed globally by leveraging international trade knowledge, experience, and global network. Offerings include international business consulting, market entry strategy, market research, trade mission facilitation, and trade compliance.

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

The Workforce Center of South Central Kansas provides a number of services at no cost for employers.  For assistance call (316) 771-6800.

Kingman County is a Rural Opportunity Zone.  Tax credits for new residents and assistance for student debt reimbursement may be available to those meeting eligibility requirements.

LOCAL LENDERS

Citizens Bank of Kansas
300 North Main Street
Kingman, KS 67068
620-532-5162
www.citizensbankofkansas.com

Conway Bank
310 Main Street
Norwich, KS 67118
620-478-2226
www.conwaybank.net

Kanza Bank
151 N Main Street
Kingman, KS 67068
620-582-5821
www.kanzabank.com
Ninnescah Valley Bank
101 East First Street
Cunningham, KS 67035
620-298-2511
www.nvalleybank.com
The People's Bank
435 N Main Street
Kingman, KS 67068
620-955-6118
www.thepeoplesbank.net
 

 

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Leslie D Schrag
Leslie D. Schrag
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Kingman County Economic Development