Rural Opportunity Zones There's something special about life in rural Kansas. It is an ideal place to live, work and raise a family. Kansas is the best choice to lower your cost of living, improve your quality of life and get help repaying your student loans. The Kansas Rural Opportunity Zone program can make Kansas rural live possible. Rural Opportunity Zones are the 77 Kansas counties that have been authorized to offer one or both of the following financial incentives to new full-time residents: Kansas state income tax waivers for up to five years (sunsets 2021) Student loan repayments up to $15,000 over 5 years Employer/Foundation SponsorshipGrowing rural Kansas through student loan repaymentLearn More ROZ EligibilityFind out if you are eligibileLearn More ROZ ResourcesResources and documents about ROZ.Learn More Student Loan Repayment ApplicationComplete your ROZ applicationApply Now ROZ Tax Credit InformationLearn about ROZ and tax credit. For tax-related questions, contact Kathleen Smith, (785) 296-3081, at Kansas Department of Revenue.Learn More ROZ Attestation FormFill out the attestation form to submit your annual proof of continued ROZ domicileLearn More ROZ Annual ReportGeneral ROZ program information.Read Now Contact UsContact Us Click on map to view ROZ counties SIGN UP FOR ALERTS AND NOTIFICATIONS Discover How The Department of Commerce Powers Kansas As the state's lead economic development agency, the Kansas Department of Commerce strives to empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve prosperity in Kansas.