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Governor Laura Kelly Signs Military Family Bill
April 21, 2021

TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly signed a bipartisan measure to help keep veterans and their families living and working in Kansas. House Bill 2066, the Occupational License Reciprocity bill, provides License Reciprocity – recognition …

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Announced Economic Development Projects by County (2019-2020)
April 21, 2021

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Governor Laura Kelly Wraps Up Economic Development Week of “Back to Work, Back to School” Tour
April 16, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly this week made stops around the state to celebrate economic successes and discuss Kansas’ continued economic recovery and workforce development efforts. These visits marked the beginning of Governor Kelly’s Back …

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Announced Economic Development Projects by County (2019-2020)

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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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Kansas Framework for Growth

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Recent Activity

Spoke with Sara Hayden, President of Great Bend Economic Development. Hearing from local economic developers is vital to growing the economy of every region of KS. Top-down solutions don’t cut it for what we do. We need partners who are experts on the needs of their communities.

Toured Rosewood Services in Great Bend with @waymaster4house. This organization does great work for people with developmental disabilities. Rosewood is a catalyst not just in improving the lives of disabled individuals but also in the renaissance occurring in Great Bend/Barton Co

Another @KansasWorkforce Center visit! Today, I dropped in at KANSASWORKS Great Bend to meet with the team there. This small team works hard for their community, and I’m proud to call them part of the @KansasCommerce team.

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