Wellington Economic Development Agency

Find Wellington Kansas economic development agencies, departments, and corporations. Economic development agencies provide information on resources for economic growth, expansion of local businesses, attracting new business and tourism.

Sumner County Economic Development 123 North Jefferson Avenue Wellington KS 67152 620-326-8779

Derby Economic Development 611 North Mulberry Road Derby KS 67037 19.7 miles from Wellington 316-788-3081

Ponca City Economic Development 516 East Grand Avenue Ponca OK 74601 43.9 miles from Wellington 580-765-7070

Butler County Economic Development 121 South Gordy Street El Dorado KS 67042 47.0 miles from Wellington 316-322-4242

Harvey County Economic Development 500 North Main Street Newton KS 67114 52.6 miles from Wellington 316-283-6033

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About Economic Development Agencies

What is a tax abatement?

A tax abatement is an agreement between a business and a taxing entity, such as a state, county, or local government, which provides a temporary tax reduction for a business that expands or makes physical improvements. Typically, the additional property taxes that would have been levied as a result of the business expansion or improvement are forgiven for a specified period of time. Businesses are sometimes offered tax abatements as a way to encourage expansion and investment.

What is the difference between an Economic Development Agency and an Economic Development Commission?

An Economic Development Agency is an agency of the government staffed by professional employees who implement the programs and services of the agency. An Economic Development Commission usually refers to an appointed board that serves as an advisor on economic policy. Economic Development Commissions are common at the county and local levels of government.

What do I need to do to start a new business?

Most Economic Development Agencies have a staff person or office to help prospective business owners to understand how to register their business and obtain any necessary licensing.