Barber County can offer business incentives to new and existing through Barber County Development, Inc., provided the business meets the criteria set forth in the guidelines.

1.      Land cost reduction: reduce start-up investment costs. Reducing the land cost dependent on the number of jobs created, capital investment and most importantly on the ownership of the land.
2.      Facility financing: reduce annual operating costs through interest rate reduction. Loans could be discounted or interest free. Funds could be provided from a local pool (which could be a group of already existing businesses in the County) targeted for economic development projects.
3.      Micro loan program: the goal of the Micro Loan program is to aid in an expanding or start-up business who hires persons in the low to moderate income level.
4.      Property tax exemption: the Board of Commissioners or the governing body of a City may exempt certain property from taxes. Qualifying properties must be used exclusively for manufacturing articles of commerce, conducting research and development, or sorting goods or commodities that are sold or traded in interstate commerce. The tax exemption includes: all or any portion of the appraised value of the buildings, commensurate land and improvements, and associated tangible personal property. Property additions and expansions of existing businesses are eligible for the property tax exemption if new jobs are created as a result of the expansion. The total or partial property tax exemption may be in effect for up to 10 years after the calendar year in which the business commences its operations or an expansion is completed.
5.      Infrastructure assistance: provide local funds to develop on-site infrastructure or the infrastructure supporting the site, e.g. utility and road extension.
6.      Start-up assistance: local assistance with relocation and operation start-up that apply mainly to equipment. A one-time offer of sales tax exemption based on the number of net new jobs. This is also available for existing business expansion.
7.      Utility reductions (electric, gas, water and sewer): reduced annual operating costs through the reduction of utility rates.
8.      Customized training: training would apply to all skill levels. Training costs could include: instructor salaries, curriculum planning and development, travel, supplies, manuals, minor training equipment or utilization of a local community college or technical school to develop a long-term training program.
9.      Site prep work: free to discounted site work preparation