Business Incentives
and Financing in Kansas

Resources for business location, expansion and growth in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Commerce provides a wide array of services and resources to help businesses locate, expand, hire, invest and grow in Kansas.

Whether you are looking for the right location in which to invest or resources for business expansion, job creation or international trade, our team is dedicated to your success in our state.

If you would like additional information, please use our “Contact Us” option at the bottom of the page or contact Alicia Janesko Hutchings, Manager, Business Recruitment, directly at (913) 205-8521.

Business Incentive Programs

Promoting Employment Across Kansas (PEAK)

Promoting Employment Across Kansas (PEAK) offers qualified companies the ability to retain 95 percent of their payroll withholding tax for up to five to 10 years.

Kansas Industrial Training (KIT)

Kansas Industrial Training (KIT) is a training incentive program to benefit companies creating net-new jobs in the state of Kansas.

Kansas Industrial Retraining (KIR)

KIR is a job retention tool that helps employees of restructuring companies who are likely to be displaced because of obsolete or inadequate job skills and knowledge.


International Trade and Investment Programs

Kansas International Trade Marketing Assistance Program

KITMAP provides funding for Kansas businesses to start or expand their exporting sales through engaging in various marketing activities including overseas sales trips.

Kansas International Trade Show Assistance Program

The Kansas Department of Commerce’s Kansas International Trade Show Assistance Program can help a Kansas business make international connections and increase their exports.

State Trade Expansion Program

STEP helps small businesses located in Kansas begin to export and existing exporters expand.


Tax Credits and Financing Programs

High Performance Incentive Program (HPIP)

HPIP provides tax incentives to qualifying employers who pay above average wages, along with having a robust commitment to training and skill development for their workers.

Industrial Revenue Bonds

Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs) are among the most popular and cost-effective methods of financing up to 100 percent of a new or growing business’ land, buildings and equipment.

Kansas Capital Multiplier Loan Fund
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Kansas Capital Multiplier Venture Fund
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Sales Tax Credits and Exemptions

Kansas has a variety of sales tax credit and exemption programs available that offer significant savings to companies.


Other Programs and Support

Federal Opportunity Zones
Minority & Women Business Development

The Office of Minority and Women Business Development promotes business development with a focus on disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned businesses. Information and referrals are provided in the areas of procurement, contracting and subcontracting, financing and business management.

Private Activity Bonds

Private Activity Bonds are a useful resource for organizations wishing to implement projects within their communities to support their citizens.

Property Tax Abatement Assistance

The Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) Liaison provides instruction and technical assistance for nonresidential entities applying for economic and/or industrial revenue bond tax abatements.

Rural Opportunity Zones

77 Kansas counites have been authorized to offer state income tax waivers and/or student loan repayments to new, full-time Kansas residents.


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