News Flash!

Opportunity Awaits You in WaKeeney!

WaKeeney / Trego County is actively seeking the following…


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Re-invent yourself!  
 Re-INVEST in yourself!
Are you recently retired?  You can bring that pension to a place where the cost of living is FAR less than a metro-area!   Hang your own shingle, start a new business or bring your business with you.

Are you just starting your adult life?   Come start your own business/career in a place to call home.  
 Leave behind the boss & the traffic.   
 We have the tools you need – including high speed internet at work and at home!

Re-invest in your family!  Bring the kids to a great place to call home!
WaKeeney / Trego County is HIRING

Quality of Life – we hear about it all the time.  Move to WaKeeney and LIVE it!

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Trego County is a Rural Opportunity Zone (ROZ) where up to $15,000 in student loan repayments are available to qualified individuals.  Please visit for more information.


Why Not WaKeeney ? 


Wherever you call home - Farm, Ranch, City, Township
Paint the County is for all owner-occupants in Trego County!

Applications are available May 1 through October 1, 2023

Apply Today! 
Any questions, please Email Cheryl Gibson or call 785-743-5785.

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Remember Paint the County? Paint the Town/ Paint the County is still available for all Trego County homeowner/occupants to use! We have managed to move the deadline to February 2023. There will be stretches of nice weather during which you can put a fresh coat of paint on your home. 

Please fill out an Application for the Paint the Town program and submit to the Trego County Economic Development office or email Cheryl Gibson directly. 

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Application for the Paint-The-Town/ Paint the County  program. Please fill out and bring into the Economic Development office or email Cheryl Gibson directly. 

Tax Credit Flyer 2022

A New Day for Old 40 LogoA New Day for the Old 40 is a new campaign created by the Trego County Economic Development. 

This is being introduced as an opportunity to celebrate the history of The Old 40 - the Main Street of America. Businesses along and/or near the Old 40 throughout Trego County are invited to take part in efforts to brighten up Barclay in WaKeeney and on the 40 throughout the county. 

Further, if any businesses are considering transition - such as sale of the business and/or the building itself, owners are welcome to contact Cheryl to find out upcoming options to take part. 

All businesses are eligible for "lot clean up" assistance as we ready ourselves for an Investor Invitational in April 2023. Visitors/Investors will see this exciting occasion (during Buzzard Bash 2023), see what Trego County has to offer, and become a part of our community! 

Come join the Garden Buddies at the WaKeeney Public Library, they meet once a month to go over everything gardening! 

  • Please view this Small Business Loan Program Flyer that is available through our office. Applications will be available January 31, 2022. Applications will be received by the Trego County Economic Development Office, and evaluated by the TCED advisory Council at their regularly scheduled meetings; the 2nd Wednesday of each month beginning February 9th, 2022. 

  • Several Loan Programs/Grants require a Business Plan be submitted with your application. Additional free assistance can be secured through the Kansas Small Business Development Center's Website. All assistance is free, just start up an account and the Kansas SBDC will be a valuable resource for you! 

  • Attention Business Owners! Are you looking for additional workers - check out this job posting resource from Kansas Works! Whether you are seeking full or part time help, general labor, skilled labor, professionals, etc. This site is for you!