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Governor Laura Kelly Promotes Rural Economic Development with Stops in Independence and Cherryvale
June 20, 2022

~Governor Kelly Breaks Ground on Soybean Processing Facility, Tours Small Business and Celebrates the Grand Opening of Office of Rural Prosperity Facility~ MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Today, Governor Laura Kelly celebrated new beginnings for rural economic development …

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Nominations Open for Minority and Women Enterprise Development Awards
June 20, 2022

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced the call for nominations for the 2022 Kansas Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards. The annual awards are just one way the Department …

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Governor Laura Kelly Encourages Kansans to Explore State Agency Career Opportunities Through Virtual Job Fair  
June 17, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly invites all Kansans seeking employment to participate in the next KANSASWORKS Virtual Job Fair, which will focus on state agency job openings. The virtual fair will take place from 8:00 a.m. to …

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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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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Expansion at Berry Global Group, Inc. to Create 84 Jobs

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today visited Berry Global Group, Inc. in Lawrence to celebrate a major project expansion that will create 84 new jobs and invest $61 million in the community. “Berry Global Group, …

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Nominations are open for the 2022 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Awards! If you know an exceptional minority/woman-owned business in Kansas, help us honor them! Learn more and submit your nominations here:

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Nominations Open for Minority and Women Enterprise Development Awards

TOPEKA â€“ Lieutenant Governor and Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced the call for nomina…

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Bartlett Grain is building a $390M soybean processing facility in Cherryvale because they believe their future here in Kansas is bright. What’s more, their investment will create 50 high-quality jobs for local residents.

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