Economic Developement

When your business sets up shop in a small town, you become part of something big. That’s because your business, no matter the size, becomes intertwined in the fabric of the community and its people. Of course, there are many small towns in Kansas, each with its own unique opportunities, and each looking for new companies to diversify its business base and add better job opportunities for its residents. Bottom line: small Kansas towns offer big benefits to your bottom line.


Jefferson County is committed to economic development and the creation of viable, livable, and equitable communities for all of Jefferson County's residents. We invite you to discover what the Economic Development department has to offer for your business creation or expansion. We're here to help you navigate the process with our various partner organizations - from finding the perfect location to putting together a financing package that will make your project successful.

Browse our pages for an introduction, and contact us with any questions you may have. We'll be glad to listen to your needs and get you started with your business in Jefferson County, Kansas.

As we make changes to our economic development website, we encourage you to check back often. If you are looking for something specific please contact us -- we can help!

JCED Mission Statement
“Fostering an environment for economic growth by providing resources to the business community with the purpose of attracting, retaining and expanding business and employment opportunities for area residents through progressive action.”


Economic Development

Mailing Address
300 Jefferson St. P.O. Box 104
Oskaloosa, KS 66066

Phone: 785-403-0781



Pam Anderson

Economic Development Director


Prairie Bend Housing Development - This 70 acre site has 81 platted lots ready to develop in a beautiful country setting. For more information contact Francis Petesch at 785-484-2126 or come by City Hall.

This property is located just across from the middle school on Miller St. you can contact Jerome Eck at 785-966-2275

Opportunity for business!!!  This 60 acre prime Highway frontage location is at the S.E. intersection of K-4 Hwy & Wyandotte, across from Cotton O'Neil and Jeff West Junction. For more information or any questions, contact Barry White with Five Star Masonry at 785-220-2046.