Business Assistance: Assistance of business plan development , resource identification, and financing assistance is available at no charge. Assistance in identifying sources such as neighborhood revitalization districts, marketing assistance, zoning, state incentive programs that a project may qualify for or additional incentives available through the city or county is also available. Please contact Russell County Economic Development and CVB to schedule an appointment.
Russell County Economic Development Loan Program: The RCED loan program is a low interest loan program for new or existing businesses in Russell County, Kansas. The loan program funds up to $15,000 per project, with an interest rate of 4% over 5 years. The funds can be utilized independently or mixed or matched with additional loans. The loan does require a business plan, projected financials for the business and collateral. For the application please visit the Program Application Tab
E-Community Loan Program: The Russell County Economic Development E-Community Loan program is a partnership program through Network Kansas and Russell County Economic Development. This program can include startup and existing businesses in Russell County. The application does require a business plan, projected financials and collateral. The term of the loan is 4% over 5 years. This loan can be leveraged with Russell County Economic Development Loan Program. For the application, please visit the Program Application Tab.
Storefront/Signage Grant: The Storefront/Signage Program, through Russell County Economic Development is meant to create and enhance promotion of businesses and physical design of businesses in Russell County. Seven grants are given out each year through a competitive application process. The program provides $2,000 towards a minimum investment of $4,000 by the business owner.
*Signage - Development or update signage for business. Signage must meet city ordinance expectations and codes
*Storefront Improvements - Development of Storefront or Improvements to current storefront. (Building design & appearance: roofing that impacts storefront; parking lot; painting storefront; signage; windows; and hardscape.)
For the complete application, please visit the Program Application Tab