Development Department

aThe Development Department offers programs and efforts to help local companies create employment, assist the growth of local business, attract new businesses and maintain a positive economic climate. Working together, we provide Kokomo residents, businesses and community partners with expert and innovative solutions that meet their diverse community and economic development needs by utilizing methods that honor fairness, integrity and responsibility, recognizing our environmental stewardship role in creating a sustainable future.

Please take a look at the various programs/incentives that we have to offer. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call the Development Department at 765-456-7375. Our staff would be pleased to assist you.

All programs subject to available funding, and satisfaction of qualifying criteria. Most programs include an application process and final approval. 

2019 Community Development Block Grant  Annual Action Plan  

The City of Kokomo Department of Development will hold two public hearings and one additional public meeting for determining funding allocations for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan. The City prepares an Annual Action Plan every year to determine community needs and priorities for the allocation of future CDBG funding. The purpose of this meeting is to explain the process of the Annual Action Plan to interested persons, agencies, service providers and citizens and seek their input in formulating this plan. 

  • Public Hearing #1, to inform the public of past projects and eligible activities and to solicit public input, will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – 6 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
  • The Citizen’s Review Committee meeting, open to the public, will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – 5 p.m., City Hall, Louks Conference Room
  • Public Hearing #2, to announce the 2019 proposed activities and solicit public input, will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – 9 a.m., City Hall Council Chambers