Incentives to Live Here

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.