"Our Mission is to facilitate economic growth and development by bringing together the people, the businesses, and the communities of Barber County in order to protect our heritage and to act as one voice for our communities."
Welcome to Barber County!
Our grassland, with its rugged, scenic terrain known as the "Gyp Hills" is the location of Ted Turner's buffalo ranch. The eastern half of the county encompasses the population centers.
The people of Barber County are well educated and possess a strong work ethic.
The economy is primarily agricultural and home to one of the largest cow/calf operations in the state as well as many wheat farmers. The northern part of the county has irrigated row crops.
Manufacturing in Barber County ranges from the large National Gypsum Co., which mines gypsum and manufactures wallboard, to the many individual entities that produce anything from ropes to oilfield products.
Local trucking companies offer extremely competitive back haul rates for materials being shipped here.
Oil and gas production provides a vital part of our economy and we are home to RSI, an international leader in providing training and services for radio-frequency safety.
SCTelcom is a high-end telecommunication service provider very committed to bringing cutting edge technology to their customers. They have been in business for over 50 years and are headquartered in the heart of Medicine Lodge's historic downtown district. SCTelcom provides phone, long distance, and high speed internet services.
Barber County Development, Inc. (BCD) fosters economic viability and encourages business development and growth in Barber County, Kansas.
What BCD can do for you and your business:
- Facilitate tax abatement under the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan
- Advocate for Micro Loan funding
- Explain tax incentives for new and expanding businesses
- Find the answers to your questions
- Max connections with the people whom you need
- Provide FREE, confidential business consultations