Barber County Development, Inc.  (BCD) is the economic development entity for Barber County. We’re here to assist you in relocating an industry, business, housing development or whatever best suits your interest.

Medicine Lodge, Kansas, with a population of 2100, is the County seat of Barber County (population 4860) is ideally located at the crossroads of KS Highway 281 and KS Highway 160.

Medicine Lodge is located in the heart of the “Gyp Hills” an area unique in Mid-America and unlike any other place in Kansas known for its red dirt with beautiful buttes and deep canyons with vast expanses of range land.

Kiowa, Kansas, with a population of 1000, is located in southern Barber County between the Medicine River and Oklahoma. Downtown Kiowa is clean, modern, attractive and includes a movie theater.

Agriculture continues to be the largest industry.

BCD will work with you in site selection, workforce development and state and local incentives assisting you in whatever manner suits your specific needs.

Contact us by phone at 620.930.3988 or by e-mail at