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Kansas Certified Sites Program

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A Kansas Certified Site designation is issued to properties that have successfully completed a set of program requirements to demonstrate that the property is primed for development and ready for investment. The program seeks to reduce the risk associated with development by providing detailed

information including price and availability, utilities, access, environmental concerns, and potential site development costs.




A property with a Kansas Certified Site designation is attractive to investors and site selectors because it:

  • Provides important background information on your site’s availability, utilities, site access, environmental records and site development costs
  • Encourages faster site selection decisions
  • Can help greenfield or expansion projects get started

The Kansas Certified Site designation is valid for three years*, unless the property is sold or leased within that time.

*A verification application and annual report will be required to remain certified for years two and three; a full application will be required to achieve Kansas Certified Site designation after the third year.

Eligibility Requirements

To obtain the Kansas Certified Site designation, communities must undergo a stringent review process that demonstrates they have addressed a defined set of prerequisites, including:

  • Ownership information
  • Property information
  • Environmental and cultural information
  • Access information
  • Community information

Successful recipients of the Kansas Certified Site designation receive many benefits, including marketing and investment attraction support. Kansas Certified Sites will be incorporated into a variety of marketing campaigns and strategies that attract investors, which may also include:

  • A profile on the Kansas Department of Commerce website
  • Visibility on Kansas Department of Commerce social media channels

Application Period

Applications for the Kansas Certified Sites program are accepted year-round.

Where to Start

Contact our staff to share your interest and learn more.

Additional Resources

Certified Sites Application
Certified Sites Resource Guide

Contact Us

Susan NeuPoth Cadoret Director, Business & Community Development Email (785) 296-5298 LinkedIn

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