The following are some of the common business assistance programs for businesses locating to or located within Dodge City and Ford County, KS. The Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation can provide additional assistance, including demographic and market research and assisting with incentives, workforce, and land/building resources. Contact the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation staff at 620-227-9501 for specific business assistance.
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a federal partnership program with the SBA, hosted regionally by Seward County Community College, with an outreach center in Dodge City supported by the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation. The Centers provide free and confidential professional management assistance, training, business information and resource referrals to both existing and potential business owners.
Contact the SBDC
Maria Dennison | Liberal: 620-417-1957
Eric Mercer | Dodge City: 620-789-0292
Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation
KTEC is a state-owned corporation established in 1987 to stimulate economic development in the State of Kansas. KTEC has developed specific programs to help fund the research, development, and commercialization processes of new technologies into today’s market. A statewide network supports entrepreneurs, businesses, and scientists through each phase of the technology life cycle, from an idea to a marketable product. KTEC is funded by proceeds from the Economic Development Initiatives Fund, which consists of revenues from the Lottery and Racing Commission.
Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center
MAMTC is a non-profit organization created to improve manufacturing competitiveness for small to medium size manufacturers. Assistance available includes one-on-one consultation, training, workshops, industry networks, technology searches, and other resources to help improve quality, reduce costs, and increase productivity.
NetWork Kansas develops an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas that connects aspiring, emerging, and established businesses to a wide network of business-building resource organizations across the state. NetWork Kansas provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with free, easy access to the resources they need to succeed.
NetWork Kansas also works with communities through its Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership to create local, sustainable funding programs as well as creating a virtual network of expertise and educational resources for entrepreneurs at the local level.
This website was launched to help Dodge City and Ford County businesses recruit new skilled workers. Companies can use the website to post open positions and to review prospective employees.
Phone: Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation at 620-227-9501 or 800-381-3690
Trade Show Assistance
Kansas International Trade Show Assistance Program (KITSAP) is a financial assistance program that encourages Kansas companies to explore foreign markets through participation in trade shows. Upon approval prior to the trade show, the program will reimburse one-half of a company’s eligible direct expenses, not to exceed $3,500 per foreign show that attracts foreign buyers. A company may not exceed $3,000 for domestic shows or $7,000 in total combined financial assistance during the state’s fiscal year.
Phone: Kansas Department of Commerce, Trade Development Division at 785-296-5473
KANSASWORKS is a source for posting and finding jobs in the state of Kansas. Whether you're looking for that perfect job, that perfect employee, or information on an industry or workforce, KANSASWORKS is for you.
Phone: KANSASWORKS Dodge City 620-227-2149