Moving to Chase County

Rural Opportunity Zone
Chase County has been designated as a Rural Opportunity Zone. By moving to Chase County, you may qualify for a Kansas income tax waiver for up to five years.

To be eligible for Kansas income tax waivers, individuals must have:

  • Established residency in Chase County on or after July 1, 2011
  • Lived outside Kansas for five or more years immediately prior to establishing residency in a Chase County
  • Earned less than $10,000 in Kansas Source Income in each of the five years immediately prior to establishing residency in Chase County

For more information visit the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Jobs
Local industries include livestock/ranching, light manufacturing, tourism and ag support services.
USD 284 Employment
Valent Careers

Rather work for yourself? Chase County is the perfect place to escape the rat race and become your own boss. See our Opportunities for Entrepreneurs.

Schools
Chase County has excellent, safe public schools. Our Elementary school won the 2014 Kansas Green School of the Year award for its Outdoor Learning Center. Higher education opportunities are available nearby in Emporia, 20 minutes from Chase County, at Flint Hills Technical College and Emporia State University.

Housing
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Health Services
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Senior and Assisted Living Services
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County Quick Facts:

  • Population: 2,757
  • Population per square mile: 3.9
  • Distance to nearest city: 23 miles (Emporia)
  • Distance to major metro: 74 miles (Topeka)
  • Newspaper: Chase County Leader News
  • Airport: FAA LID: 9K0
  • Major Highways: Scenic Byway 177, US 50, I-35
  • Average High Temp in January: 28.7
  • Average High Temp in July: 79.6

 


 COUNTY UTILITIES


ELECTRIC

Westar Energy
Residential: 800-383-1183
Business: 800-401-5666
Power Outage Reporting: 800-544-4857

GAS

Atmos Energy
888-286-6700
800-322-8667 Gas Emergency

WATER

See City Services

TELEPHONE

AT&T
Residential: 464-7928
Business: 800-499-7928
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TV

Cable One
620-342-3535
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Direct TV
855-678-2754
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Dish TV
877-894-7575
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Blue Skies

Blue Skies

I want to apologize to mother nature about yesterday‘s post. She has blessed us this morning with blue skies! And I for one am very grateful! Today is chock-full of things to do both here at home and around the county. You will not have any difficulty finding a place to eat today all the…

Don’t let the weather stop you, but be safe!!!

Don’t let the weather stop you, but be safe!!!

This winter is really testing us! I know it is Kansas and winters here can be tough, but come on!! I am reminded that it will be spring again sooner or later by the baby goats and calves that are being born. I love the pictures on social media of the newborns. Last Tuesday I…

Shop for Your Valentine or Yourself!

Shop for Your Valentine or Yourself!

The weather will be beautiful Saturday for a trip to Chase County! Shop for your Valentine or someone special, like yourself! Grab a bite and just enjoy the day! Head on out to Pioneer Bluffs Saturday night for an evening of old fashioned fun! Spend the night at one of our guesthouses, hotel or resort…

Good day for a Ride

Good day for a Ride

Wow! What a beautiful Sunday! Hope you got to get our and enjoy it! What a difference a day can make! This morning was brutal, wow that wind! The sun just came out  and this afternoon they say it will warm up a bit. I sure hope they are right. Even on a blustery morning…

Maybe no sun but there will be open signs!

Maybe no sun but there will be open signs!

Chase County is the place to be today! Forecasted high is 64°! Many of the shops in downtown Cottonwood are open for shopping. Don’t forget all the restaurants  in both Strong City and  Cottonwood Falls  are open today, also. What a beautiful day yesterday was.  I attended a bridal shower at one of the guest…

Open Signs and Sunshine!

Open Signs and Sunshine!

There is still time to find that perfect something! Stores are open until 5pm Some open on Sunday! I was a beautiful day to be in Chase County. I saw people pushing babies in strollers, riding bikes and just soaking in the sunshine!

Second Edition Chase County Living Magazine Released

Second Edition Chase County Living Magazine Released

Announcing The Second Edition of The Chase County Living Magazine!! Free Copies are available at the Chamber Office or from the box in front of the Chase County Leader Office

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