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Liberty Economic
Development Corporation
105 N. Stewart Court
Suite 200
Liberty, MO 64068
816.883.2503
816.883.2201 Fax

INCENTIVES AND TAXES

The availability of economic incentives is often an important part of the decision to expand an existing business or to establish a new location in an area. Incentives and taxes can be complicated. We have found one of the best available summaries is through our economic development partner, the Kansas City Area Development Council. Click here to go to their summary.

The City of Liberty has a formal Economic Development Incentives Policy in place to serve as a guide to businesses when requesting financial incentives for their project. Click here for a pdf file of those incentives or click here for City of Liberty taxes.

In 2009, the Liberty City Council took Liberty to a new level in the competitive economic development market when it approved new incentive policies that would provide 75 - 90 percent property tax abatement for new light industrial businesses. This assures that when companies are looking to expand or locate in the metro area. Liberty is one of the first places they consider. The new incentives program clearly demonstrate the commitment to bringing new jobs to our community while also developing a more diverse and viable tax base.

The policy allows property tax abatements up to 75 percent for new light industrial businesses that invest $6 million and bring 50 new jobs to Liberty. The City will also allow property tax abatements up to 90 percent if …

  • a percentage of higher paying jobs will be included;

  • the buildings will be certified by The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System; or

  • the project will be located within a “green” park.


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