The City of South Hutchinson

South Hutchinson, the largest of the K96 Corridor communities, lies at the west end of the Corridor adjacent to the south side of the micropolitan city of Hutchinson, Kansas.
The junction of K96 with 3 major highways, U.S. 50, K61 and K14 makes South Hutchinson a hub of Commerce.

The City was founded in 1886 and oil exploration led to the discovery of a major salt vein.  At one time, 18 salt companies called South Hutchinson home, including Morton Salt whose facility in South Hutchinson is undergoing a major renovation and investment in new equipment. In 2007, South Hutchinson partnered in bringing Siemens Wind Power to the Salt City Industrial Park, 2 miles east of the City on U.S. 50.  The facility manufactures nacelles for the giant wind turbines that are helping to drive the alternative energy industry. Other companies calling South Hutchinson home include Tyson Foods and Collins Bus Corporation, the leading Class A bus manufacturer in North America, Straub International, American Packaging, Seed Research Equipment Solutions, Stutzman Refuse Disposal, Hoefer’s Custom Stain Glass and Machine Design. 

South Hutchinson offers many amenities for its residents including :

  • A recently completed water spray park
  • Excellent schools that are part of USD 309, Reno County’s 3rd largest district
  • Housing options including lots in The Prairie Ridge addition and senior living at Mennonite Friendship Communities or the newly completed Riverview Senior Residences
  • Shopping, dining and lodging for guests, full-service banking, automotive services, and many other service businesses

Existing buildings and sites with great highway access, rail service and utilities in place are available. Many are located in the Neighborhood Revitalization zone allowing a property tax rebate of 100% for 5 years.  Retail opportunities exist along Main Street, a gateway to the City of Hutchinson, and at the heavily traveled intersection of highways K96 and U.S. 50 in South Hutchinson. The Frontier Commerce Park at K96 and US 50, offers available commercial and retail sites anchored by a new 36 acre travel destination complete with full service RV park and convention center.

South Hutchinson has a business-friendly atmosphere, supportive government and experienced staff to help you with your move.  A streamlined economic development process provides one point of contact to assist with development from incentive programs to permitting and inspection processes. 

If you’re considering a move for your business or your family, make the move to South Hutchinson.  To find out more contact South Hutchinson City Administrator Matt Stiles at 620-663-7104 or  To learn more see