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Commerce Department Launches Rural by Choice Champions Program
August 10, 2022

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced a unique opportunity for rural communities throughout the state – the Rural by Choice Champions Program (Rural Champions). This one-year pilot program will create …

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Department of Commerce Seeks Partners to Administer Programs that Boost Financial Self-Sufficiency
August 10, 2022

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Commerce is seeking qualified organizations to administer Individual Development Account (IDA) programs in communities throughout the state. The Kansas IDA program allows administering organizations to provide qualified low-income Kansans …

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Governor Laura Kelly Cuts Ribbon on North America’s Largest Wheat Protein Plant
August 9, 2022

~Phillipsburg Facility Is a $250M+ Investment that Will Create 60+ Jobs~ PHILLIPSBURG – Governor Laura Kelly today joined Amber Wave, a leader in sustainable agriculture, food ingredients, and low-carbon fuels, to cut the ribbon on …

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Kansas Surpasses $9 Billion in New Economic Development Investment Since Start of Kelly Administration

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced today that since she took office in January 2019, Kansas has attracted over $9 billion in new investments by private sector businesses. This milestone continues the record-breaking economic development success Kansas …

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Kansas Wins Prestigious Gold Shovel Award for Economic Development Excellence for Second Consecutive Year

TOPEKA – Kansas has won Area Development magazine’s coveted 2022 Gold Shovel Award, marking the second year in a row the state has received this national recognition for excellence in economic development.   “For the …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 127 New Jobs, $110 Million Investment in Olathe

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Lineage Logistics is opening a new automated, next generation distribution center for Smithfield Foods, Inc., a vertically integrated food company and the world’s largest pork processor. The …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Largest Economic Development Investment in Kelly Administration History

~$650 Million in Business Investment in Kansas Economy, 500 New High-Paying Jobs in Manhattan~ MANHATTAN – Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced her administration’s most significant economic development project to date. Scorpion Biological Services, a subsidiary …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces $20 Million in Business Investment and 150 New Jobs in Wichita

~ Fagron Sterile Services, a Health Care Supply Manufacturing Facility Expanding in Sedgwick County~ TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced Fagron Sterile Services’ (FSS) new expansion in Wichita which will result in more than …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Ranked First in Nation for Most Economic Development Investment Per Capita

~Governor Kelly Receives Site Selection Magazine’s Prestigious Governor’s Cup Award~ WICHITA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced Kansas won Site Selection Magazine’s 2021 Governor’s Cup for the state with the most economic development investment per …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Surpasses $7 Billion in New Business Dollars Invested in the State

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that since she took office in January 2019, more than $7 billion new business dollars have been invested in the state of Kansas and over 29,000 new jobs …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 100 New Jobs in Bonner Springs

~Medline Industries, Inc. to invest $77.5 million for new distribution center~ TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Medline, the country’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, will invest $77.5 million …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces 50 New Jobs in Montgomery County

~Agribusiness Bartlett to invest $325 million in Southeast Kansas to create new soybean facility~ TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded plans from Bartlett, a Savage Company, to invest $325 million in a large soybean …

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Main Street Monday is presented by the Kansas Main Street Program. Scheduled for 10 a.m. on the second Monday of each month, these virtual sessions will feature one Designated Kansas Main Street program each month that will share their successes and recent happenings, and will give everyone a chance to ask questions and learn from each other. Also included in the virtual meeting will be updates from Kansas Main Street and Main Street America. These informal meetings are open to anyone, so feel free to share this registration link to anyone else in your community who might be interested in participating.

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Today is the LAST DAY to nominate outstanding Kansas businesses or community leaders for the 2022 To The Stars: Kansas Business Awards. Check out the award categories and submit your nominations before midnight! https://bit.ly/3uOWDkB

If there’s a business or entrepreneur doing great things in your community, please consider nominating them for a Kansas Business Award. We want to recognize their contributions to our great state. #ProsperityOnThePlains https://twitter.com/KansasCommerce/status/1557471910669307906

If there's a business or entrepreneur doing great things in your community, please consider nominating them for a Kansas Business Award. We want to recognize their contributions to our great state. #ProsperityOnThePlains https://t.co/2WH23Y8jtj
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🌟 SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS BY FRIDAY🌟 The 2022 To The Stars: Kansas Business Awards will celebrate outstanding businesses and community leaders all across the state. Review the categories and submit your nominations by midnight, August 12! https://bit.ly/3uOWDkB

🌟 SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS BY FRIDAY🌟 The 2022 To The Stars: Kansas Business Awards will celebrate outstanding businesses and community leaders all across the state. Review the categories and submit your nominations by midnight, August 12! https://bit.ly/3uOWDkB

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