Rush County Economic Development
Rush County Courthouse
715 Elm, LaCrosse, Kansas 67548-0326





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Welcome to Rush County, Kansas

7 Reasons to Make Rush County Your Home...

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Who is Rush County Economic Development?

Rush County Economic Development is composed of representatives of the board of directors of Rush County Industrial Development, (a private industrial development organization), the county Economic Development Administrator, the Rush County Commissioners, and other community leaders. The purpose of our committee is to work to bring people in the county together as a community, increase the quality of life in order to attract new residents, stimulate business growth and development, and make greater opportunity for youth. The committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum Meeting Room, 120 W. 1st Street, La Crosse. Meetings are open to the public and all interested persons are welcome to attend.

Click here to view results of the 2016 Rush County Residents Survey

“Come Home to Rush County”

If you are interested in relocating your business, or establishing a new one, Rush County is the place for you. Western Kansas is known for its strong employee work ethic. Utility providers deliver dependable electric and natural gas services, and our telecommunications providers strive to stay up-to-date with the latest technology. In addition, we offer reasonably priced land with room to grow.

If you are looking for a place to call home, Rush County is the place. We are within a 30 minute commute of several major employers. Our schools provide a quality education with a low teacher-to-student ratio. If you're looking for recreation opportunities for your children, we have that too. For those of you who desire to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Rush County is the place.

Our new marketing program, “Come Home to Rush County” helps to explain the benefits of living in western Kansas. Whether you are ready to start a new career, raise a family, or just sit back and relax, Rush County is the place to call home. Let us help you “Come Home to Rush County”.

If you are a recent college graduate, we offer an incentive program to encourage you to consider Rush County as your home. Thanks to the new Rural Opportunity Zones program, there's never been a better time to make Rush County your new home. Rural Opportunity Zones, a new program by the Kansas Department of Commerce, comprise 50 counties that are authorized to offer financial incentives to new full-time residents:

  • Kansas income tax waivers for up to five years
  • Student loan repayments up to $15,000

  • For more information visit the Kansas Department of Commerce website.

    Local Resources

  • Rush County Communities

  • Rush County Courthouse

  • Relocation Incentives

  • Available Buildings & Sites

  • Existing Businesses for Sale

  • Other Helpful Resources

  • Kansas Department of Commerce


  • Fort Hays State University - Docking Institute

  • Fort Hays State University - Small Business Development Center

  • Kansas Assn. of Certified Development Companies

  • Western Kansas Rural Economic Development Alliance (wKREDA)


    Contact Information

    Economic Development Office..... (785) 222-2808
    Fax..............................(785) 222-3559