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Ellis County is an ideal location to locate or expand a business:

  • Central location provides access to multiple markets and metro areas, in many cases overnight
  • Access to Interstate 70 and US Hwy 183 provide convenient truck access for inbound/outbound shipments
  • Access to a Class I rail carrier adds flexibility to your logistics program
  • Fort Hays State University and NCK Technical College provide a pool of trained potential employees, as well as providing customizable training programs
  • Partnerships with local/state/federal resources provide a network of business support

Contact Grow Hays to find out why locating to Ellis County and Hays makes good business sense.

Are you thinking of starting your own business in Ellis County?

Check out the Kansas Business Center. The Kansas Business Center is your official state resource for information, filings, and personal assistance to start or maintain your Kansas business. If you’re thinking about starting a business, the Kansas Business Center is a one-stop-shop for the information and resources you’ll need in order to do business in Kansas.

Do you need help making you business plan? Kansas Small Business Development Center in Hays created a Business Plan Tool to help you with the process. The mission of the KSBDC is to increase economic prosperity in Kansas by helping entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow their businesses though professional consulting, training and resources.



October 1, 2018




Kansas PTAC is ready to help your business secure government contracts. We provide individualized counseling and informative training seminars about timely contracting issues and the latest guidelines to help you learn how the procurement system can work for you. We assist in developing a government marketing strategy and identifying agencies that purchase your product/service.

We can help find government advertised bidding opportunities using our web-based bid-matching service that searches more than 3,000 federal, state and local sites each day. Our counselors provide expertise in reading and understanding government solicitations, completing government registrations and bid preparation by explaining forms, regulations and clauses.