- 112,000 customers
- More than 130 employees
- 4,333 total miles of natural gas transmission and distribution lines
- 64 communities served
Major Communities Served
- Dodge City
- Garden City
Kansas is a right-to-work state and home to a highly concentrated manufacturing and engineering workforce. Wichita ranks No. 3 among the nation’s engineering capitals by Forbes; No. 1 for concentration of manufacturing jobs; and No. 3 for high-tech manufacturing. Kansas is also a leader in food production and energy production. Specifically, Southwest Kansas is home to a robust food processing industry largely concentrated in beef production, and the Hugoton Natural Gas field spans 4,800 miles creating a large hub of energy related activity.
- #5 Pollina Corporate Real Estate Inc. Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2015
- #8 2012 Top 10 Pro Business Rankings
Cost of Energy
Kansas consistently ranks in the top 5 for lowest average price of natural gas for industrial use, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Kansas is home to the PEAK incentive program (Promoting Employment Across Kansas).
This program offers qualified companies the ability to retain 95 percent of their payroll withholding tax for up to five to seven years. PEAK is available for new operations in Kansas as well as relocated operations to the state. It is also available for qualifying business retention projects
It’s good to do business in Kansas because the state offers a business income tax exemption which eliminates certain non-wage business income on lines 12, 17, and 18 of IRS Form 1040 for Partnerships, Limited Liability Corporations, Limited Liability Partnerships, Sole Proprietorships and Subchapter-S Corporations that have elected at the federal level to be taxed as a pass-through entity.
Also, commercial and industrial machinery and equipment acquired by qualified purchase or lease or transferred into the state is exempt from state and local property tax. The exemption pertains to machinery and equipment used in the expansion of an existing facility or the establishment of a new facility.
In addition to the large concentration of manufacturing and engineering skills in the Wichita region, Kansas has a robust technical education environment with numerous technical institutions responding to industry needs. Certain companies training their own employees, can also qualify for incentive funds to offset their training costs through the Kansas Industrial Training (KIT) and Kansas Industrial Retraining (KIR) programs.
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