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The City of Wichita Office of Economic Development offers a variety of incentive programs designed to broaden and diversify the tax base, encourage capital investment, create employment opportunities and provide the economic growth and welfare of the region.

The Wichita City Council has adopted an economic development policy which governs the use of incentives. The policy defines the eligibility criteria, required economic impact and return on investment. Industry sectors for which incentives may be used include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Service Sector
  • Research and Development
  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Transportation
  • Commercial Redevelopment
  • Tourism
  • Affordable Housing
  • Medical Services

In 2017, the City of Wichita adopted a Speculative Industrial Building Program.  The Spec Industrial Program provides an incentive to provide large industrial/warehouse space needed in Wichita for Economic Development recruitment.  The program specifics are provided in the program summary and an application is provided below.


Spec IRB Program Exemption Application Spec Industrial IRB Application/Request for Letter of Intent​​​