EEZ Postcard

‚ÄčJohnson County, Missouri’s priority in economic development is creating and retaining new jobs. The Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) is an important component of Johnson County’s incentive program for encouraging job creation, retention, and investment.  The purpose of the EEZ is to provide real property tax abatement for qualifying businesses located within the designated zone. 

 The EEZ was created pursuant to Section 135.950 to 135.973, RSMo.


Enhanced Enterprise Zone Overview:

  • Designated on July 27, 2016 and is in effect until July 27, 2041
  • Spans approximately 175 square miles
  • Includes portions of unincorporated Johnson County and the cities of Centerview, Holden, Leeton, and portions of Warrensburg
  • Includes available commercial and industrial sites, buildings, and industrial parks. Prime industrial sites are available for development, many with a full range of public services including convenient access to highways, air transportation, and telecommunications
  • Provides a minimum of 50% abatement on new real property tax for at least 10 years

 Follow these steps to see if your business project is eligible for EEZ benefits: 

Check the Johnson County Enhanced Enterprise Zone Map or the Warrensburg Enhanced Enterprise Zone Map to determine location eligibility.  

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Determine if your project meets the minimum requirements. The minimum investment and employment criteria for a qualifying project are:   

  • New  or  expanded  business  facility  –  2  new  employees and  $100,000 new investment* 
  • Replacement business facility – 2 new employees and $1,000,000 new investment*  
    Investment may include a combination of personal property and real estate, however; abatement benefits are only valid on new real property tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Confirm your business has an approved Industry Code (NAICS Code). Approved Industry Codes are:

  • Greenhouse, Nursery, and Floriculture Production (NAICS 1114)
  • Utilities (NAICS 22)
  • Construction (NAICS 23)
  • Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33)
  • Wholesale Trade (NAICS 42)
  • Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48-49)
  • Information (NAICS 51)
  • Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing (NAICS 5324)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54)
  • Management of Companies and Enterprise (NAICS 55)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Disposal Services (NAICS 56 with the exclusion of NAICS 562112 – Hazardous Waste Collection, 562119 – Other Waste Collection, 562211 – Hazardous Waste Treatment and, 562219 – Other Nonhazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71 with the exclusion of the NAICS group 7132 – Gambling Establishments and 71399 – Adult Entertainment subsector only) 

    NOTE: Headquarters or administrative offices of an otherwise excluded business may qualify for benefits if the offices serve a multistate territory.
    The Johnson County EEZ is also designated as a Renewable Energy Generation Zone. 

Contact Us to start the EEZ application process or to learn more about the Johnson County EEZ Program. 

 


Other EEZ Information: 

EEZ Program Guidelines  

EEZ Overview Brochure