The Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) program provides property tax abatement on improvements made to real property to new or expanding businesses that locate in an Enhanced Enterprise Zone.

Projects that qualify for the Enhanced Enterprise Zone tax abatement may receive a standard abatement of 50 percent property tax abatement for a 10-year period for improvements made to real property. Any amount beyond the standard abatement requires a financial analysis by EDCKC and approval by the EEZ Board and City Council.

To qualify for EEZ, your project must:
  • Be located in an Enhanced Enterprise Zone
  • Invest a minimum of $100,000
  • Create a minimum of two new, full-time jobs
  • Average annual wage for new employees must be at or above 80 percent of the county average wage
  Enhanced Enterprise Zone Maps

Choose the “Layers” drop down menu in the upper right corner, scroll down to EEZ and click on that box (click on Layers again to close menu).

Choose the “Layers” drop down menu in the upper right corner, scroll down to EEZ and click on that box (click on Layers again to close menu).


EEZ Application

To learn if your project qualifies for the Enhance Enterprise Zone tax abatement, please contact a business development officer.

Application

Board Members

The powers of EEZ are exercised by its board members who are citizens of Kansas City, Missouri and are appointed by the mayor or are representatives of the affected taxing jurisdictions.

  • Steven Hamilton, Chairman,  Zones 1, 2, & 3
  • Daniel Edwards, Vice Chairman Zones 1, 2, & 3
  • Geri Lynne Forte, member, Zones 1, 2, & 3
  • Pat Contreras, member, Zones 1, 2, & 3
  • Tim Gallagher, member, Zone 1, North Kansas City School District
  • Timothy Kristl, member, Zone 1, Clay and Platte Counties
  • Samantha Kania, member, Zones 2 & 3, Jackson County
  • Sharon Nibbelink, member Zone 2, Center & Hickman Mills School District
  • Kevin E. Masters, member, Zone 3, Kansas City School District

The current EEZ Agenda and exhibits are generally available by close of business on the Friday before the scheduled Board meeting.


EDC Staff
Drew Solomon
Drew Solomon

Executive Director
dsolomon@edckc.com
(816) 691-2135

Carrie Habib
Carrie Habib

Administrative Assistant
chabib@edckc.com
(816) 691-2124