Lane County Economic Development, Inc.

In general, we offer direct assistance, self-help guidance, and advisory-referral to information, technical services, and financial assistance useful for business expansion or development projects.


Current Economic Development Incentives, as per related qualifying critera: 1) County-Wide NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PLAN, PROPERTY TAX REBATES – for rehabilitation or new construction oriented activities, up to 85% rebate for 10 years on commercial/industrial, 75% rebate for 10 years on residential/historical; 2)City or County consideration for CONSTUTIONAL TAX ABATEMENT; 3)City or County consideration for ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT related INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BONDS; 4)UTILITY CREDIT PROGRAM – for a new business startup or with a full and complete transfer of ownership of an existing business, awards may include $1,000 for 1 employee, $3,000 for 3 employess, or $6,000 for 5 employees; 5) STOREFRONT BEAUTIFICATION PROGRAM – 1:1 matching funds award up to $1,000 for storefont and sidewalk approach beautification and signage upgrade; 6)$1.00 HOMESTEAD OWNERSHIP PLAN – purchase commercial or residential lots for $1.00 in exchange for a performance-contract to initiate rehabilitation or new construction on participating a property site; 7)BUSINESS INCUBATOR PROGRAM, will subsidize certain overhead costs for 1 to 7 years in exchange for a performance-contract to graduate to a conventional business site within the county; and 8) OTHER CONSIDERATONS, as per community interest, need, and capability.

Services Provided

Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Community Involvement
  • Federal Business Issues
  • Issues Related to the Geographic Location of a Business
  • Kansas Business Issues
  • Legislative Issues
  • Small Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting & Development
  • Business Plan Training
  • Census Data
  • Market Plan Development

Management Issues & Training

  • Mentoring

Financial Resources & Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Equity Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Consulting
  • Equity Providers
  • Loan Packaging

Freight & Distribution

  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers

Import & Export Assistance

  • Networking

Libraries & Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources


  • Advertising
  • Brochure Design
  • Census Data
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Market Plan Development Strategy
  • Customer Service

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Office, Laboratory & Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting Space
  • Event Facilities
  • Incubator Space
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Economic & Property Development

  • Consulting
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • State Tax Credit and Assistance

Regulatory Compliance

  • Advising
  • Patent Information
  • Trademark & Copyright Information

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Training


  • Business Plan

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Nonprofit Development

  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services
  • Entity Selection


  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Franchise Selection
Contact Information
Crystal Hoffman
(620) 397-5608