Hamilton County Economic Development

Assists in retention, expansion, and recruitment of business. Also in community development


Hamilton County economic development assists in the retention, expansion, and recruitment of businesses within Hamilton County. We provide a source of funding for start up businesses as well as expanding businesses with our Micro-Loan program. Also will assist in establishing business plans.

Services Provided

Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Kansas Business Issues
  • Small Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting & Development

Economic & Property Development

  • Consulting

Financial Resources & Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Equity Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Consulting
  • Historic Preservation Tax Credits
  • Tax Credit Assistance


  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Franchise Selection

Freight & Distribution

  • Freight & Distribution

Import & Export Assistance

  • Networking
  • Government Regulations

Internship Programs & Student Services

  • Kauffman Entrepreneurial Internship Program

Legal Services

  • Government Compliance Assistance

Libraries & Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues & Training

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Cost Accounting


  • Advertising
  • Brochure Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Internet Marketing
  • Research (Domestic Markets)

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Strategic Planning

Office, Laboratory & Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting Space
  • Office Space

Regulatory Compliance

  • Advising
  • Government Requirements
  • Permits

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Selling to the Government & Large Corporations

  • Price History

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information & Assistance

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development


  • Business Plan
  • Marketing Plan
  • Pre-Business Planning
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business
Primary Contact
Leslie Carlholm
219 N. Main
PO Box 511
Syracuse, KS 67878
(620) 384-5853