Business Advantages

Advantages in South Hutchinson

Lower Cost of Business

  • South Hutchinson has the lowest overall mill levy in Reno County. The overall tax levy is 17.887 mills lower than next lowest community. 
  • Sales Tax is lower in South Hutchinson, 8.75% compared to larger neighboring communities.
  • Lower utility costs for water and sewer service than other area communities.
  • There is no storm water utility in South Hutchinson.

Prime Locations

  • Existing buildings in commercial and industrial zones are ready for redevelopment.
  • South Hutchinson has many available tracts for purchase or lease in various sizes. Commercial space on Main street, a five-lane gateway to Hutchinson, and at the K-96 /US-50 interchange is available.
  • Frontier Commerce Park is a privately held commerce park anchored by a 37 acre RV park and travel destination. Shovel ready lots of various sizes are ready for development. Direct access off the heavily traveled K-96 corridor make Frontier Commerce Park the premier location for business in Reno County.

Transportation Advantages


  • 5 miles by highway to airport service
  • Served by accessible short-line rail service
  • South Hutchinson is ideally situated at the interchange of K-96 and US-50, at the 2nd highest traveled interchange in Reno County.

Sensible Government


  • An atmosphere of cooperation between business, local government, regional development agencies, and state and federal agencies means that government will be a reliable partner. Strong businesses make strong economies, which make strong communities.
  • Incentives for development and redevelopment that make sense are available,including industrial revenue bonds, cash incentives for job creation, utility incentives, special financing districts, and several other options.
  • A streamlined permitting and inspection process makes project timelines flexible to save time and money.

Labor Force

A skilled population offers a trained workforce to meet the needs of many industrial and commercial operations. Proximity to Hutchinson and Wichita offer a wide variety trained, dependable workers within a short distance of South Hutchinson. Strong educational systems, from grade school to trade school, train future workers to meet the challenges of tomorrow. 

Industrial Neighbors

Businesses like Morton Salt, Tyson Foods, Collins Bus Company, Stutzman’s Refuse, and American Packaging call South Hutchinson home. In 2008 South Hutchinson was a partner in bringing Siemen’s Wind Power to the Salt City Industrial Park located two miles east of town on US-50. South Hutchinson knows the needs of large-scale industry and large industry knows that South Hutchinson is there for long-term partnerships. 

Learn More


To learn more, please contact the City Administrator at (620) 663-7104.