The Catalyst program is a special, temporary incentive program for new industrial projects meeting certain minimum criteria that locate within Lawrence, Kansas.  Spec development or full build-out projects meeting eligibility criteria are automatically qualified for the basic assistance package and provided quick, streamlined approval.

Two assistance packages are offered through this program, based on project location:

Catalyst Business Park Assistance for new industrial projects locating within either Lawrence VenturePark or East Hills Business Park.  The assistance package includes:

  • 50%, 10-year Real Property Tax Abatement or 70%, 10-year Real Property Tax Abatement for projects constructed to LEED Silver equivalent or higher. (LEED certification not required.)
  • Sales tax exemption on project construction materials
  • Business Park land provided at no cost
  • State provided 100% tax abatement on business machinery and equipment

Catalyst Community Assistance for new industrial projects locating within the City of Lawrence on IG (Industrial General) zoned land. The assistance package includes:

  • 50%, 10-year Real Property Tax Abatement or 70%, 10-year Real Property Tax Abatement for projects constructed to LEED Silver equivalent or higher. (LEED certification not required.)
  • Sales tax exemption on project construction materials
  • State provided 100% tax abatement on business machinery and equipment

This special program is temporary and will sunset within two years.
Applications are being accepted from April 2017 through April 2019 for Lawrence VenturePark or East Hills Business Park projects.

Applications are being accepted from June 2017 through June 2019 for industrial projects that will locate within the City of Lawrence on IG zoned property.

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