The primary objective of Hillsboro Development Corp. is to promote a positive business climate in Hillsboro and the surrounding community.
A major contribution over the years has been the development of Hillsboro Industrial Park, presently home to 12 business owners. Recognizing the importance of assisting and developing entrepreneurs, HDC established Hillsboro Ventures INC (HVI) in 2007 specifically to support entrepreneurs by surrounding them with resources needed to become successful through the business start-up or expansion phase.
In 2009 HDC/HVI made application for Hillsboro to be an Entrepreneurial Community (E-Community) to NetWork Kansas.
The E-Community designation allowed us to establish a revolving loan fund through the sale of tax credits. To date, we have assisted 10 business star-ups and or expansions with low-interest loans.