Rural Opportunity Zone

Legislation passed by the Kansas Legislature in 2011 and signed by Governor Sam Brownback makes Greeley County a Rural Opportunity Zone.  Two incentives in this legislation make moving to Greeley County even more appealing.

Income Tax Incentive

Beginning with the 2012 tax year, individuals who return or move to Kansas from five years or more out-of-state to establish residency in Greeley County can receive a tax credit against their Kansas income tax for up to five consecutive years.

 Student Loan Repayment Incentive

The second incentive allows for repayment of a portion of a student loans up to a maximum of $15,000 to be paid by the county and the state of Kansas over a five-year period.  The person must establish residency in Greeley County.


For more information, visit the Kansas Department of Commerce website at

To find out more about your Greeley County opportunities and eligibility, please contact Christy Hopkins, community development director, at (620) 376-2548.