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SMITH CENTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION REVOLVING LOAN FUND BE&D RLF Purpose:
The loan is to be used to expand an existing business, to start a new business, to purchase an existing business, or to relocate a business to Smith Center that does not require the creation of new jobs. Interest rate of 0% for the first two years and 5% for the balance of the loan.
DOWNTOWN LOOKING UP
Downtown Looking Up is part of the Downtown Revitalization initiative by Smith Center Economic Development. New or upgraded awnings create an immediate, significant visual impact to the business district. A revitalization program that doesn't require matching funds from the business owner would benefit the entire business district by making the commercial area more attractive and appealing.
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STOREFRONT PROGRAM
This program encourages business owners to beautify and renew the
business districts to promote further development and to invigorate
community pride in Smith Center.
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JUMP START PROGRAM EXPANDED GUIDELINES!
This program is a conditional grant to assist new or relocating businesses during the first 24 months. SCED has partnered with Kansas Small Business Development Center to help prospective new businesses write a business & marketing plan as well as make recommendations for improvement to the bottom line.
The grant may be used for Rent, marketing or utility expenses.
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CLEAN UP AND REVITALIZATION GRANT
The primary intent of the Revitalization grant is to enhance our community by removing dilapidated structures or debris to be replaced with new construction or improvements that will increase the value of the property.
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NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PLAN (NRP)
The primary intent of the Neighborhood Revitalization Act is to provide communities with a long-term increase and stabilization in their property tax base by encouraging rehabilitation or new construction which might not otherwise occur.
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RURAL OPPORTUNITY ZONE
Smith County is one of 77 rural Kansas Counties authorized to offer one or both of the following to new full time Kansas residents:
Kansas Income Tax waivers for up to 5 years
Student Loan Repayments for up to $15,000
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All Smith Center Economic Development Programs are subject to the availability of funds.
SCED reserves the right to alter to amend or discontinue any program at any time without written notice.