Economic Development

Come Home to Syracuse & Hamilton County, Kansas

Hamilton County is home to genuine, hardworking people committed to the community’s future and eager to welcome new businesses and industries into the community. Whether you are from the area or looking to relocate, Hamilton County is a great place to insource your business or start a new venture.

Why Hamilton County, Kansas

Located in southwest Kansas at the intersection of Kansas Highway 27 and U.S. Highway 50, Hamilton County has a strong agriculturally based economy with Syracuse serving as a sales and service hub for the county. Basic economic activities include farming, ranching, dairies, cattle feeding, retail sales, financial and professional services, health care and tourism. Livestock ranks first in value production, with beef and dairy production being extremely important.

Hamilton County Economic Development is here to assist you in starting, relocating or expanding your businesses. Our confidential services are available throughout the life of your business.

Hamilton County Economic Development
219 N. Main Street
Syracuse, KS 67878-1167

2012 Census of Agriculture – Hamilton County Profile

General Location Map

ROZ Program Application

Quality of Life

Consistent with the Southwest Kansas lifestyle, our community offers good schools, access to local health care services, and recreational opportunities. Enjoy easy access to the Colorado Front Range and Wichita metro areas without the everyday hassles of big city living.

Hamilton County Community Assets

A Better Life Costs Less Here

Stretch your dollar in Syracuse. Housing, utilities, and health costs are significantly below most metro areas.

Cost of Living Syracuse, KS Denver, CO
Overall 77.9 115.1
Food 90.2 97.2
Housing 41.2 147.9
Utilities 88.5 89.9
Transportation 95.4 93.3
Health 89.2 109.7
Miscellaneous 101.5 104.3

100 = National Average

You can calculate your savings in Hamilton County with this cost of living calculator from

Business Climate

The Hamilton County Economic Development Partnership (HEDP) represents the collaborative efforts of the City of Syracuse, Hamilton County and the Syracuse-Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce to ensure the future prosperity of the community through building a community to which residents, visitors and investors are attracted and developing a pro-business climate.  Local incentives to assist businesses include:

The City of Syracuse & Hamilton County Economic Development Incentive Policies

The Hamilton County Neighborhood Revitalization Program

Local Real Estate Agents:

The Canny Team 

Hutcheson Real Estate & Auction Company 

Holly Realty, LLC

Commercial Properties For Sale by Owner:

204 W HWY 50 – Coolidge, KS  67836

Note: Contact Economic Development office for list of local commercial properties being offered for sale by owner.

Labor Market Information:  

Hamilton County’s total labor market is comprised of the Greeley, Hamilton, and Stanton Counties. Hamilton County’s labor market report may be accessed by clicking here.


Atmos Energy
Natural Gas
Customer Service
Dallas, TX 75265
City of Coolidge
PO Box 152
Coolidge,KS 67836
City of Syracuse
109 N Main St
Syracuse, KS 67878
Pioneer Communications
210 N Main St
Syracuse, KS 67878
Pioneer Electric
1850 W Oklahoma Ave
Ulysses, KS 67880
www.pioneerelectric.coopCounty Service Area Map 
Wheatland Broadband
416 S Main St
Scott City, KS 67871

Coverage Area

Wheatland Electric
206 1/2 N Main St
Syracuse, KS 67878
www.weci.netCounty Service Area Map


In addition to being centrally located within the continental United States, Syracuse and Hamilton County can provide easy access to multiple interstate connections.

Highway/Interstate Travel:

City, State (Interstate Connection) Driving Distance Driving Time
Goodland, KS (I-70) 97 miles 1.5 hours
Pueblo, CO (I-25) 170 miles 3.0 hours
Amarillo, TX  (I-40) 230 miles 3.75 hours
McPherson, KS (I-135) 250 miles 4.25 Hours



Hamilton County is served by a mainline of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.


The Syracuse-Hamilton County Airport is an integral part of the community with use by an agricultural sprayer, medical specialists, air ambulance services and a number of corporate administrative personnel as well as an FBO offering fuel, flight instruction and pilot services. In addition to the 75 FT wide by 4,600 FT long concrete runway, the airport facilities include 10 hangars that are available for rent and a terminal building open 24 hours. The airport has installed an Automated Weather Observation System, credit card fuel system and has GPS approaches in both directions.

Syracuse-Hamilton County Airport Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities

Syracuse-Hamilton County Airport Draft Height and Hazard Regulations

Commercial Airlines in Proximity to Hamilton County

Airport Garden City Regional Airport  Denver International Airport Wichita Mid-Continent Airport 
Location Garden City, Kansas  Denver, Colorado  Wichita, Kansas
Distance from Syracuse 63 miles (1.25 hours) 250 miles (4.25 hours)  255 miles (4.5 hours)
Airlines American Airlines serviced by American Eagle Most major airlines including Areomexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Frontier, Icelandair, Jet Blue, Lufthansa, Spirit, Southwest, Volaris, U.S. Airways and United  Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest and United
Destinations Dallas/Ft. Worth National and International Atlanta, Chicago, Chicago Midway, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Dallas Love, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Phoenix-Mesa


The Planning Commission is charged with reviewing development proposals and ensuring compliance with the City of Syracuse and Hamilton County zoning regulations. The planning commission meets on an as needed basis and its recommendations are submitted to the City and County as appropriate for final approval. Questions regarding building permits and zoning specifics should be addressed to the planning commission administrator.

Linda Dinkel
Planning Commission Administrator
109 N  Main Street
Syracuse, KS 67878

City of Syracuse Zoning Map

City Building Permit

County Zoning/Building Permit

Welcome to Syracuse

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