Quality of Place - Why Cloud County

Kansas Rural Opportunity Zone's (ROZ)

​Cloud County was designated as a Rural Opportunity Zone by the State of Kansas. This designation provides a student loan repayment program and also provides a income tax exemption for up to five years.  The county, the city, a local foundation, or your employer has the opportunity to sponsor you for loan repayment. All they need to do is contact Kim at the CloudCorp office to get started. A local contribution of $1500 will be matched with $1500 from the state to give qualifying students $3000 a year in student loan repayment. 

Another feature of the Rural Opportunity Zones program is income tax waivers for individuals moving from out of state. An individual moving to Cloud County from out of state, and who has not earned more than $10,000 per year for each of the past five years from Kansas can be eligible for a 5 year waiver of Kansas income tax. Talk to your tax consultant if you have any questions about your eligibility.


Click here to fill out the form with the Kansas Department of Commerce to get started with your application.

Extra Time

New residents always comment about how much more time they have. There is no commute and no traffic making more time for you to spend with your family doing the things you enjoy.

Ranked in top 10 healthiest housing markets in Kansas

In 2015, Concordia was ranked one of the top 10 healthiest housing markets in Kansas according to SmartAsset. Unlike many rural communities in Kansas, Concordia can offer a large variety of new and older homes. There are also a variety of rental and leasing options.

Outstanding School Systems

Clifton Clyde USD 

Concordia USD

Southern Cloud USD

All of our school systems provide excellent opportunities in academics, sports, and extracurricular activities.

One of the best cities to raise young families

Concordia, Kansas is one of the best cities to raise young families.  We offer outstanding recreational opportunities for all ages.  We also have a variety of children's activities available.  Cloud County is a safe place where parents feel comfortable allowing their children to run and play. 

Thriving Downtowns

The success of a community can be measured by its downtown. We have thriving downtown's complete with entertainment options, dining choices, and unique shopping.   Our downtowns will keep your employees and their families busy on the weekends and entertained at night. 

The Broadway Plaza

The Broadway Plaza is a new, fully programmable public space in the heart of downtown Concordia with a giant LED screen to watch football games and movies, a splash pad for kids, and a stage for concerts.  This space provides entertainment for all ages.

Outdoor Recreation 

Cloud County, Kansas has a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities including multiple public swimming pools, playgrounds, a frisbee golf course, and dog park. 

Cloud County Community College

Cloud County Community College offers secondary education and training opportunities for your family and your employees. Along with many academic areas of study, CCCC also has na outstanding athletic program.