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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 2021 Most Successful Business Year in Kansas History
December 1, 2021

~Since 2019, the Kelly Administration has secured nearly $7.5 billion new business dollars invested in the state, supporting over 40,000 new or retained jobs~ WICHITA– Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced Kansas has topped $3.5 billion …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Over 500 New Jobs in Overland Park
November 18, 2021

~Charter Communications, leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator, to invest $18.9 million in Overland Park community~ TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded Charter Communications’ plan to open a new customer retention center in Overland …

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Governor Laura Kelly Recognizes Apprenticeship Week in Kansas
November 16, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly recently signed a proclamation spotlighting the importance of Kansas’ Registered Apprenticeship Program and declaring this week, November 15-21, as Apprenticeship Week throughout the state. “The Registered Apprenticeship Program connects skilled …

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KANSASWORKS Local Area II West has been awarded the Mark Sanders Award! The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA/CESER) honored the Fort Riley, Junction City and Manhattan centers for their exceptional service to Kansas veterans and their families. See the full video feature here.

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Pretzels, LLC

Pretzels, LLC has announced plans to build a 146,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in the Lawrence Venture Park. The new facility will result in 281 new jobs and $88 million in new capital investment. The …

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Industrial Service Technologies

IST has announced it will bring its company headquarters and metal fabrication division to Tonganoxie, Kansas. The company plans to employ up to 37 people within five years. IST is constructing a 6,400 square foot …

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Modern Manufacturing

Modern Manufacturing has announced plans to open a new U.S. production facility in Eudora, Kansas, with 78 new jobs projected. The central location will feature state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to produce high quality signaling equipment for the railroad industry. The …

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Great Plains Manufacturing / Kubota

Great Plains Manufacturing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japanese affiliate Kubota North America Corporation, announced their upcoming purchase of a 750,000 sq. ft. building to further invest in their Salina, Kansas, operations in support of growing …

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Schwan’s Company

August 10, 2020 – Schwan’s Company, a leading food producer in the United States, has announced plans to build a new 400,000-square-foot expansion at its pizza-manufacturing facility in Salina, Kansas. The announcement of the project …

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Urban Outfitters (URBN)

Urban Outfitters’(URBN), has announced The Kansas Speedway will be home to its new 880,000 square foot distribution center. This exciting partnership between the State of Kansas and Urban Outfitters will bring nearly 2,000 new jobs and …

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Merck Animal Health

Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, announced an investment of $100 million in facility expansion and enhancement efforts in its U.S. manufacturing site in DeSoto, Kansas. Investments to the …

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Tuthill Corporation

Tuthill Corporation has announced the opening of a new manufacturing site for Fill-Rite pumps and products located in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Expansion with the Lenexa, Kansas site will support Tuthill’s business and commercial model …

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Dot’s Pretzels, LLC

Dot’s Pretzels, LLC, selected Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, Kansas, for their new manufacturing facility. The premiere pretzel brand in North America plans to begin operations later this year in the new facilitate that …

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#ICYMI @GovLauraKelly announced another huge Kansas milestone. Kansas has already topped $3.5B in business investment this year in our state – surpassing 2020’s record-setting total by more than $1B! Read more here:

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2021 marks most successful business year in Kansas history

With over $3.5 billion invested in the Sunflower State by businesses, 2021 marks the most successful business year in Kansas history.


Yesterday we were proud to announce another huge milestone. So far in 2021, Kansas has topped $3.5B in capital investment by businesses in our state–that’s $1B more (so far) than last year’s record! Grateful for @GovLauraKelly’s leadership & our dedicated team at @KansasCommerce.

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