Development Incentives


Derby is the Place to Be...for big business, small business, and every business in between.

Development Incentives for West End and Buckner Business District

The recent reduction in development fees to promote development in the West End and Buckner Business District include:
  • 50% reduction in Commercial Building Permits

Waive Permit Fee for:

  • Demolition
  • Permanent Sign
  • Filing a Plat
  • Lot Split
  • Vacation of Alley/Right-Of-Way
  • Site Plan Review

Incentive Programs

If you are looking for information about incentives for which your business may qualify, please review the following information:

  • Economic Development Incentive Policy: Derby offers incentives that may be available to assist you. Your eligibility is based on your plans for job creation and capital investment in buildings, machinery, and equipment, as well as the type of business you are engaged in.
  • Hotel Incentive Policy: Any incentives for hotel projects shall be evaluated for their potential effect on existing
    agreements. The highest consideration will be given to incentives that affect existing agreements to the smallest degree possible.
  • Speculative Building Incentives: are available for eligible tenants engaged in manufacturing, research and development, warehousing or distribution activities as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
  • State of Kansas Incentive Programs will give you detailed information about incentives offered by the State of Kansas.
Please call 316-788-3081 for specific information about incentives for which you may qualify.

How Can We Help?

Retail businesses in Derby benefit from a market area that encompasses not just the residents of Derby, but many of the surrounding communities like Mulvane, Haysville, Rose Hill, and Wichita. Within a 15 minute drive of Derby is a population of over 250,000 with an average of $40,000 in disposable income.

Business Recruitment

Located just 15 minutes southeast of downtown Wichita, Derby offers an ideal location for new and expanding businesses. Major employers in and around Derby include:
  • McConnell Air Force Base
  • Via Christi Health
  • Cessna Aircraft
  • Spirit Aerosystems
  • Derby Public Schools
  • Koch Industries

Room to Grow

The Derby Business Park may be the ideal place for your new or existing company. Shovel-ready sites ranging from one to three acres are available immediately at a price of just 70 cents per square foot. Please call 316-788-3081 for additional information about qualifying businesses and the available lots.

Other properties are available, including the 250-acre Derby Corporate Park.

If you are a home-based business or are interested in building a new business from the ground up, many area resources are available to assist you in developing your business. We are proud of the many companies that began as small, home-based businesses. See the Register and Start Your Business web page for more information.

Property Search

For information on available sites in the Derby and Wichita area, please visit the websites below:
  • LOIS - Location One Property Search
  • LoopNet - Commercial Real Estate