Community Development


Our mission is to provide economic development opportunities for our businesses and community. We focus our efforts on business retention, expansion and recruitment. We have many people and organizations ready to help us take these steps.

Positive Growth

We have been fortunate to experience positive growth in population over the past year. In the past five years we have welcomed over 20 new businesses and assisted with 18 business expansion projects.


The City of Beloit is the county seat of Mitchell County and is located in the center of the Smoky Hills, the land of the Kansas Post Rock. 

Beloit is a rural community in North Central Kansas. U.S. Highway 24 provides a vital east-west transportation corridor through our region. It is intersected to Kansas Highway 14 in Beloit.

Beloit is:

  • 50 minutes from Interstate 70
  • 30 minutes from US Highway 81
  • 3.5 hours from Wichita, Kansas City and Omaha
  • 6 hours from Denver, CO

Only 27 miles to the east of us, Highway 81 is our connecting link to our international neighbors to the north and south. It connects with Interstate 70 through Kansas and Interstate 80 in Nebraska. Numerous locally owned businesses provide consumer goods and services for the families within the community. Locally manufactured items are shipped to a variety of locations.


Beloit is just 15 minutes from Waconda Lake and Glen Elder State Park, which is one of the country best pheasant hunting areas and provides excellent fishing, hunting, camping and nature study opportunities.


Please contact our Economic Development Director with any questions.