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The following Kansas business/economic development incentives are relevant to those interested in establishing or growing a commercial presence in Morris County.

  • The Promoting Employment Across Kansas (PEAK) program has incentivized business relocation and expansion since 2009 by allowing eligible companies to receive 95% of the Kansas withholding tax of PEAK-eligible employees/jobs that are paid at or above the county median wage where the PEAK business facility is located.

  • The Kansas Industrial Training (KIT) program covers many costs involved in job creation and training including instructor salaries, curriculum planning, materials and other costs.

  • The Kansas Industrial Retraining (KIR) program covers many costs of job retention and retraining for employees of restructuring companies who may lose their jobs because of inadequate or obsolete skills.

  • The High Performance Incentive Program (HPIP) provides tax incentives to employers that pay above-average wages and have a strong commitment to skills development for their workers. The program provides a substantial investment tax credit for new capital investment in Kansas and a related sales tax exemption.

  • Machinery Sales Tax Exemption: The sale of machinery and equipment (including repair and replacement parts and accessories) which is used in Kansas as an integral or essential part of an integrated production operation by a manufacturing or processing plant or facility is exempt from sales tax. Learn more about this and other sales tax exemptions.

USDA Programs

The following USDA programs provide assistance to facilitate rural development and business advancement in Kansas:

  • The Community Facilities Direct Loan Program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.

  • The Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant aims to provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups through cooperatives and Cooperative Development Centers. Each fiscal year, applications are requested through a Notice published in the Federal Register and an announcement posted on

  • The Rural Energy for America Program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing.

  • The Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.

  • The Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program improves the economic condition of rural areas by helping individuals and businesses start, expand or improve rural cooperatives and other mutually-owned businesses through Cooperative Development Centers. Grants are awarded through a national competition. Each fiscal year, applications are requested through a notice published in the Federal Register and through an announcement posted on

  • The Business & Industry Loan Guarantees program offers loan guarantees to lenders for their loans to rural businesses.

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Kansas State Business Incentives Programs

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