John Flynn's daughter sells laser cut kits, both pre-cut and custom. I don't know how well they sell but you might check her prices. http://www.flynnquilt.com/#
If you are thinking about a local business, you might check with quilt stores and guilds and ask if they see a market for it. I know a local quilt store cuts fabric (for free) for one of the elderly quilters. I agree that mailing fabric back and forth would drive the cost way up.