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Sales Tax Incentives

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 & Development
  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Transportation
  • Commercial Redevelopment
  • Tourism
  • Affordable Housing
  • Medical Services

​Our Programs

  • Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs)
  • Speculative Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs)
  • Economic Development Exemptions (EDX)
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Community Improvement Districts (CID)
  • Facade Improvement Program
  • Asbestos and Lead Based Paint Remediation Program
  • Sales Tax and Revenue (STAR) Bonds
  • Opportunity Zones
  • 20-Year Special Assessments