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Kansas Tourism Invites Everyone to Help Celebrate Kansas’ Birthday
January 24, 2022

TOPEKA– Kansas Day is this Saturday, January 29, and Kansas Tourism is inviting everyone to help celebrate our state’s 161st birthday. This annual commemoration of Kansas’ statehood is designed to help us reflect on our …

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Governor Opens Nominations for Exporter of the Year Award
January 14, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the call for nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award.The Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award is the highest honor the Governor of Kansas awards …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces $1.5 Million Available in Tourism Grants
January 13, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced a new grant opportunity to help communities develop or enhance tourism attractions to boost their local economies. “Our tourism industry supports Kansas jobs, injects millions into our economy …

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KANSASWORKS Local Area II West has been awarded the Mark Sanders Award! The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA/CESER) honored the Fort Riley, Junction City and Manhattan centers for their exceptional service to Kansas veterans and their families. See the full video feature here.

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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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After 28 years as President of Emporia Regional Development Association, Kent Heermann is retiring. His hard work and dedication have resulted in huge wins for Emporia and for Kansas. He’s a pro, and he sets the bar for local economic development officials. Thanks, Kent!

If you want to work in the tech industry, there’s never been a better time than now. Check out @NeelimaParasker’s tips on how to land a tech career in the post-pandemic world in her recent article in @Forbes:

Monday, January 31 is the LAST DAY to nominate a Kansas exporter for the 2022 Governor’s Exporter of the Year award! Submit your nominations here:

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