Find out about state incentives to attract businesses
08/15/2011 12:00 AM
08/15/2011 12:08 AM
Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help citizens keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: A list of financial incentive tools the state uses to bring businesses to Kansas.
Why you'd want it: To learn more about how economic development money is spent, and to learn more about the rules for each program, including property tax abatement and tourism industry grants. The list includes the 15 most widely used incentive programs.
Where you get the record: From the Kansas Department of Commerce's website, www.kansascommerce.com. Click on the "Businesses" link under the "Information" menu on the left side of the page, then on "Finance and Incentives."
How much it will cost: The information is free.
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