Incentives

State, County & Local

Incentives are available for businesses in Platte County—from tax credits to development bonds to job training. As a first step, we recommend that you visit the Kansas City Area Development Council’s web page on incentives http://www.thinkkc.com/business/taxes-incentives.


Missouri Enhanced Enterprise Zone

Platte County features a Missouri Enterprise Zone adjacent to KCI Airport. To take advantage of the incentive benefits attached to the zone, your business must meet certain Enterprise Zone requirements. The purpose of the Enhanced Enterprise Zone program is to provide tax credits to new or expanding businesses in a Missouri Enhanced Enterprise Zone. Enhanced Enterprise Zones are specified geographic areas designated by local governments and certified by the Department of Economic Development (DED). An eligible Platte County business must be located in a Missouri Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ). Individual business eligibility will be determined by the zone, based on creation of sustainable jobs in a targeted industry or demonstrated impact on local industry cluster development. For more information on the EEZ program click here.


Foreign Trade Zone

Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone, Inc. (GKCFTZ) is a not-for-profit corporation registered in the States of Missouri (since 7/30/71) and Kansas (since 4/13/1973). The intent of the FTZ program is to stimulate economic growth in the United States. It was designed to promote American competitiveness by encouraging companies to maintain and expand their companies in the U.S. The program encourages U.S. based operations by removing disincentives associated with manufacturing in the U.S. For more information on the Foreign Trade Zone program, and to secure an application for foreign trade zone status click here.


Quality Jobs Program

The purpose of the Quality Jobs program is to facilitate the creation of quality jobs by targeted business projects by awarding tax credits to eligible businesses in one of three designations: Small/Expanding” businesses, “Technology” businesses; and “High Impact” businesses. The program benefits are based on a percentage of the payroll of the new jobs. The program benefits are not provided until the minimum new job threshold is met and the company meets the average wage and health insurance requirements. Tax credits can only be applied to tax liability for the year in which they were earned. Any unused balance is refundable. The credits may also be transferred, sold or assigned. For more information on the Quality Jobs program or to secure an application please click here.


BUILD Program

The purpose of the BUILD program is to provide a financial incentive for the location or expansion of large business projects. The incentives are designed to reduce necessary infrastructure and equipment expenses if a project can demonstrate a need for funding. The bonds may be used to finance public or private infrastructure to support the project, or the new capital improvements of the business at the project location. Bond proceeds may not be used for working capital, inventory or other operating costs of the business or another entity. For more information on the BUILD program or to secure an application please click here.