Learn about incentives

Business Incentives 
Determining your company's location means tough decisions about economics, living conditions and the business environment. The State of Kansas and the Manhattan community provide economic incentives to help this decision; incentives designed to provide new and expanding companies with a competitive edge abd reduce start-up and long-term operating costs. We'll help you get started.

Local incentives 
  • Economic Development Funds (EDF): November 2012 half-cent sales tax extension to improve roads and fund economic development. This fund provides an incentive attract and assist new and expanding businesses.
  • Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs)
  • Tax abatement for new or expanding industry
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

City of Manhattan

State incentive programs 
  • Financing assistance
  • Investment and job creation tax credits
  • Workforce training incentives
Kansas Department of Commerce 

Riley County/Manhattan Entrepreneurial Community
Revolving loan fund to provide gap financing to small businesses (fewer than 25) located in Riley County and municipalities located in Riley County except some portions of Manhattan.

Chamber Economic Development Services 
  • Business expansion and retention assistance
  • Commercial property resources and referrals
  • Development process facilitation with public officials
  • Local/state development program referrals and coordination
  • Site selection and assistance
  • Trade area information and demographics and traffic counts