Kansas Department Of Commerce: Business & Community Development, Southwest Region

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.


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. 

Services Provided

Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Community Involvement
  • Kansas Business Issues
  • Legislative Issues
  • Small Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies

Financial Resources & Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Historic Preservation Tax Credits
  • Tax Credit Assistance
  • Technology Grants

Import & Export Assistance

  • Networking
  • Trade Education

Libraries & Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources


  • Advertising
  • Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification of Foreign Markets

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Economic & Property Development

  • Revitalization
  • State Tax Credit and Assistance
  • Watershed Planning

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information & Assistance
Contact Information
James Foster (interim)