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GO Topeka has the flexibility to structure incentives in a manner that assists the company and community at the same time. Most of our incentives are performance based and paid as the company meets the committed benchmarks like number of jobs, salaries and capital investment. Incentives are dependent upon approval of the GO Topeka board of directors along with our local Joint Economic Development Organization. These incentive funds are available throughout all areas of Topeka and Shawnee County.

Examples of possible incentives include:

  • Cash grants for jobs
  • Cash grants for training
  • Free or reduced land
  • Assistance with infrastructure
  • Cash grants for capital investment
  • Neighborhood Revitalization programs
  • Downtown Redevelopment Grant

For more information about available incentives, contact Molly Howey.


The Kansas Department of Commerce offers a diverse portfolio of financial incentives for rural communities and businesses that are looking to locate or expand in Kansas. Programs include retention of withholding taxes, investment tax credits, sales tax project exemptions and revolving loan funds for local infrastructure projects, as well as loans and/or grants to assist rural communities in improving infrastructure, housing and urgent needs to maintain and grow.

State of Kansas Business Incentives


Gain access to a variety of links to sites that provide useful data and information for economic development specialists or businesses wishing to expand and/or relocate.

Topeka and Kansas Resources

Data and Statistics Organizations

Bureau of the Census
The Census Bureau site will lead you to the full range of popular and obscure Census data series. The site has a comprehensive A-to-Z listing of data subjects, as well as American FactFinder and CenStats, query-based means for accessing data for your area from a variety of Census series.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has a wealth of information available through its Web site. BLS jobs, wages, unemployment, occupation, and prices data series are available through a much improved query-based system. Also see Economy at a Glance for an integrated set of BLS data for states and metro areas.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) makes its Gross State Product, Regional Economic Information System (REIS), and foreign direct investment data available on its Web site. You can also use this site to access BEA’s national income account data and its publication of record, the Survey of Current Business.

The FedStats web site, maintained by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, provides clickable maps to obtain state and local data profiles drawn from multiple federal statistical agencies, with links to the original data sources. It also offers links to the web sites of over 70 federal statistical agencies. If you want to get a quick overview of what federal agencies provide what kinds of data, come here.

Regional Economic Conditions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
The Regional Economic Conditions site produced by the FDIC is high value added. Not only does it provide access to employment, income, housing, and real estate data for states, counties and metropolitan area, it offers tools to build maps, tables, and charts.

State of the Cities Data Systems, Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research has worked with federal statistical agencies to produce special data runs on a number of economic performance indicators for metro areas, including demographics, employment, and crime. The unique aspect of this site is that data are disaggregated by central cities and suburbs.

State Economic Data Sources, Association of University Business and Economic Researchers
The Association of University Business and Economic Researchers is one of those organizations we suggest everybody get to know. Your local AUBER member is often an insightful observer and invaluable resource on your regional economy. Every state has its own experts and specialized data collections. The fastest way to find them is AUBER’s state-by-state directory of resources.
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