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Nationally acclaimed workshop on Downtown upper-floor projects coming to Kansas
July 16, 2021

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced that the Kansas Main Street program is bringing the nationally acclaimed Upstairs Downtown workshop to Hutchinson in August. The two-day workshop, taking place August …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces $4 Million to Benefit 26 Kansas Nonprofit Organizations
July 15, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that 26 Kansas nonprofit organizations will receive more than $4 million in Community Service Tax Credits (CSP) to improve and enhance fundraising efforts for education, healthcare, childcare and …

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Dodge City Business Park named shovel ready for development
July 14, 2021

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced Dodge City Business Park has become the latest developed site to be certified through Kansas’ Certified Sites program. This is a result of a new …

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Hear from Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland about the incredible industries looking for talented young professionals in Kansas!

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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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Recent Activity

Continuing our tour, we paid a visit to Vance and Louise Ehmke at @EhmkeSeed in Healy. This family has been in Kansas since the 1880’s, and the Ehmke family farm is an important part of our state’s history – in addition to being a highly successful modern agribusiness.

On tour with @GovLauraKelly this week! We’re on the Back in Business tour celebrating Kansas’ historic recent economic development success. Our first stop is @NuLifeMarketLLC in Scott City. I got the chance to visit in 2019, and it’s incredible to see how much they’ve been doing!

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