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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Tourism Attraction Development Grant Recipients
May 16, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced today the 11 recipients of the Kansas Tourism Attraction Development Grants. The grants were presented by Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland on Friday, May 13, at an …

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Governor Laura Kelly Names Manufacturer KanPak Winner of Kansas’ Top Business Award
May 12, 2022

~Honors Business Leaders at Inaugural To the Stars: Celebrating Kansas Business Banquet~ TOPEKA – Yesterday, Governor Laura Kelly announced KanPak, an Arkansas City-based manufacturing company, is the winner of the 2021 Governor’s Award of Excellence, the …

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Governor Kelly Announces Upcoming Statewide Virtual Job Fair
May 10, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly encourages Kansans to participate in the next KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair. The virtual job fair will take place from 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18 to 5 p.m. on …

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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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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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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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Waylon Sheetz of Sheetz & Suds brought home the Under 30 Entrepreneur/Businessperson Award at the To The Stars: Celebrating Kansas Businesses awards banquet last week. Check out this video to learn more:

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