Pratt County has a population of 9,656 and is strategically located at the junction of highways US 54/400, US 281, and K-61. Pratt is the area’s regional center for shopping, medical care, higher education, cultural activities, outdoor recreation, agriculture, and industry. Pratt has an abundance of land and available sites for industrial or retail expansion. Pratt is a regional trade center for a 50 mile radius with a trade pull factor of 1.44. Pratt County has a diverse workforce and an education pipeline that is designed to meet any employer’s needs. Pratt Community College is a great partner to new industry and able to work with employers to develop customize programs to meet their needs.
We understand that our existing businesses made a choice to locate in Pratt County, and we want to thank them for investing in Pratt County by helping them stay strong and grow in manageable, sustainable ways.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, existing business, community partner, or prospective business we want to get to know you and offer assistance that can help you succeed in Pratt County. We would like nothing more than to help you realize your business goals. Through our partners and expertise of our staff we will work with you to better understand your business and its needs.
We understand that our existing businesses made a choice to locate in Pratt County, and we want to thank them for investing in Pratt County by helping them stay strong and grow in manageable, sustainable ways. Our business assistance program focuses on building strong relationships with existing businesses to make sure they know they are appreciated and have access to the variety of resources available them as they consider expansion, experience workforce issues, and come across other opportunities and barriers.
Pratt Economic Development staff is eager to with area businesses to learn the needs of local employers and better understand their businesses and potential. Through the information gathered during these visits, we are able to track trends and provide the community with statistics about employment and growth. These visits are also an opportunity to share with businesses what programs and assistance are available through Pratt Economic Development to help a business address issues concerning workforce, supply chain, expansion, and more.
If you are thinking about starting a business, Pratt Economic Development Staff can guide you through state and local regulatory requirements, and present all available state and local incentives. Pratt Economic Development staff is also an invaluable, go-to resource for doing business, workforce recruitment, and accessing demographic and economic data.
Like Pratt, the state of Kansas is aggressive when it comes to growing our community and economy. The Pratt staff will work hand-in-hand with the Kansas Department of Commerce who is the lead economic development agency in the state and offers a number of incentives and business assistance programs to reduce companies’ cost to develop their new business location. Pratt Economic Development staff can also assist any business in filing articles of incorporation to become a recognized business in the state of Kansas. Each domestic corporation (any corporation organized under Kansas law) pays an application and recording fee to the Secretary of State.