It’s not like Richard Boeckman has a huge bag full of money in his office to fund local business project, but he is trying to get business project developers to check in to funding that is still available from the federal government, while there is still time.
The county administrator hopes that anyone working on projects will contact him about American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds that are still available for private projects.
Earlier this year, $1,380,000 in federal funds were approved for the development of the Cheyenne Bottoms Inn and Suites, a 31-unit facility, on the north edge of Hoisington.
Other projects may still be able to apply for federal funds that were approved for use in Kansas, but that have not been applied, so projects can still be included, but applications have to be made soon.
Boeckman said he can be contacted, 793-1800, for more information.
Also, the county administrator is encouraging local businesses to participate in the Small Business Administration Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.
That project will help businesses with fewer than 500 employees to create new jobs.
The SBA Wichita office can help with that. Again, for more information, contact Boeckman.