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BUSINESS INCENTIVES

The City of Osborne offers several local business incentives in addition to our modern conveniences, such as a state of the art fiber-optic communication system which allows high-speed internet and phone access.  The city is also serviced by the Kyle Railroad, as well as, a municipal airport with a 4,000+ feet, lighted asphalt runway.  The city also operates its own power plant which means no extended power outages for businesses.

LAND---The City of Osborne offers free land to stimulate growth for business and population in our area.

Property available for businesses is the High Plains Addition between 2nd and 6th Streets on the north edgeof Osborne.  This area has easy access to U.S. Highways 24 & 281.  The area is zoned for light industrial orgeneral commercial businesses.  Property available for heavy industrial businesses is located in the Industrial Park on the east edge of Osborne.

Residential property available is located in the Sunset Addition located on the western edge of Osborne north of Main Street.

Persons interested in these land incentives must file an application with the city.  For more information, contact the Economic Development Office, 130 North First Street, Osborne, KS  67473, or call 785-346-2670.

Click on the following links for more information about free commercial or residential properties.

         FREE INDUSTRIAL OR COMMERCIAL LOTS APPLICATION/GUIDELINES

         FREE RESIDENTIAL LOTS APPLICATION/GUIDELINES

OSBORNE REVOLVING LOAN FUND---The Osborne Revolving Loan Fund began in 1989 through the Department of Commerce's Community Development Block Grant.  The purpose of the fund is to stimulate private investment and create or retain permanent jobs for the citizens of the City of Osborne.  The fund provides fixed rate financing for new and expanding businesses.

Since the initial loan to Osborne Industries in 1989, approximately two million dollars has been loaned out to twenty-eight (28) new or established businesses.

Interested applicants must file an application with the City's Economic Development Board.  Contact the City of Osborne Economic Development Office, 130 North First Street, Osborne, KS 67473, or call 785-346-2670.

OSBORNE COUNTY MICRO LOAN PROGRAM---The Osborne County Micro Loan Program offers low interest loans to qualifying businesses.  Contact the Treasurer's Office at the Osborne County Courthouse at 423 West Main Street, Osborne, KS  67473, or call 785-346-2251.

OSBORNE COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PLAN---This plan is designed to encourage expansion and/or repair to existing businesses and homes, as well as, new construction.  With an approved application, landowners that improve the appraised value of their property by rehabilitation or new construction are eligible for property tax rebates over a period of five (5) years.  For additional information or application, contact the Appraiser's Office at the Osborne County Courthouse at 423 West Main Street, Osborne, KS  67473, or call 785-346-2310, or the City of Osborne Economic Development Office, 130 North First Street, Osborne, KS  67473, or call 785-346-2670.

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR A COMPLETE VERSION OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM.

NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM