At NCRPC, we believe regional collaboration is an important part of rural development and service delivery. We have been involved with a number of collaborative and regional initiatives that have had far reaching impact throughout much of Kansas. The Rural Business Development Initiative below is one example.
The NCRPC and its affiliate, NCKCN, the region’s 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to community development, manage the region’s Rural Business Development Initiative (Formerly Tax Credits), designed to benefit 19 counties in North Central Kansas. The program was made possible by the Kansas Economic Growth Act of 2004, which established a tax credit for rural business development in seven designated economic development regions (Northwest, North Central, Northeast, East Central, Southeast, South Central and Southwest) of the state. The Kansas Department of Commerce launched the program.