Advantages & Incentives
Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation
- 1004 Lincoln
P.O. Box 288
Wamego, KS 66547
- Phone: 785.456.9776
- Kansas Inc.
Kansas Inc. features a number of online publications. Their Guide to Business Tax Incentives is most useful.
- Westar Energy
KPL has a rate reduction plan for new and expanding existing businesses within their territory. It is geared toward heavy users power. If you qualify, they offer a five year reduction plan that starts at 25% and declines 5% a year for five years. Go directly to the Site Map on their web page and look for the link to the business incentive section.
- Kansas Depart of Commerce
Kansas Department of Commerce is one of the leaders in business development help. They have many programs, including tax incentives, grants and loans, trade show participation mini-grants, workforce training, and marketing assistance. Go to their web site and scroll down to the Business Information button.
- USDA Rural Development
The USDA has a number helpful business programs; all of them are wonderfully adorned with acronyms, such as IRP, RBEG, REDL, REDG, etc. REDL or commonly termed "RedLeg" is one of private businesses' favorites, for it features a 0% interest (really about 3%) loan program.
- Local Contact for USDA Rural Development Loan and Grant Program
Member Services Director
/ Economic Development Coordinator
Bluestem Electric Cooperative, Inc.
614 East Highway 24
P.O. Box 5
Wamego, Kansas 66547
KTEC offers a number of different programs to promote the research and development of advanced technology.
214 SW 6th St, First Floor
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: (785) 296-5272
Fax: (785) 296-1160
Starting a Business
- Washburn Small Business Development Center
The Washburn Small Business Development Center is a great resource for those just starting a business.
- SCORE website
The Service Corps of Retired Executives is an outreach program for small business owners. The Score website offers an amazing business help links section, which includes everything from copyright searches to business plan templates and tax help. Score offers email counseling and workshops.
- Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration offers a lot of advice concerning business growth and expansion. The best info is listed the categories starting your business, financing your business, and expanding your business.