Pay it Forward
Application opens December 2023 The Pay It Forward Program is sponsored by Stretesky Foundation. It is a opportunity for local brick and mortar businesses to receive a credit for their utility bill. Businesses with 7 or fewer employees qualify for a $500 dollar credit and businesses with 8 or more employees qualify for $1000 credit. To qualify businesses must complete a short application and donate a prize valued at $75 for small businesses and for larger businesses $150 prize. Prizes will then be raffled off to the public. And all ticket sales will be donated and split among the Sedgwick County schools and other Non-Profits
Sedgwick County Economic Development receives a grant yearly from the Stretesky Foundation to operate the "Business Improvement Project”. This program was developed in recognition of the need to encourage and financially assist businesses in the county to replace and improve the facade to make the business district look more appealing to vistors. The project will help to beautify the county and create uniformity.
Student loan Pay back
Sedgwick County Student Loan Payment Program is funded by the Stretesky Foundation. This program is designed to recruit businesses into this community. Sedgwick County Economic Development Corporation offers the Student Loan Payment Program as an incentive to those individuals wanting to open or purchase a business in Sedgwick County provided they qualify. Individuals who plan to open or purchase a business in Sedgwick County, Colorado may be eligible to receive repayment of qualified student loans. The business must be located in Sedgwick County. The recipient must reside within the designated area in and around Sedgwick County. Applications are open year-round and the total awards will vary depending on funding availability and contractual obligation. Stop by and grab an application today.
Business Programs provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and growth. The programs work through partnerships with public and private community based organizations and financial institutions to provide financial assistance, business development, and technical assistance to rural businesses. Loans, loan guarantees, and grants are available to individuals, businesses, cooperatives, farmers and ranchers, public bodies, non-profit corporations, Native American Tribes, and private companies in rural communities. Reach out for more information to qualify.
The Rural Jump-Start Program gives incentive to a new business start up moving into rural, economically distressed area. To be eligible, the business cannot compete with a similar business in the adjacent economically distressed county. The program provides both a grant and tax credit to the business.