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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Expansion at Berry Global Group, Inc. to Create 84 Jobs
September 14, 2021

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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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Receives National Economic Development Recognition
September 13, 2021

~ Kansas breaks into Area Development’s Top 20 States for Doing Business recognition~ TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced Kansas has received Area Development’s Top 20 States for Doing Business recognition for 2021 – …

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Governor Laura Kelly Proclaims September as Workforce Development Professionals Month
September 2, 2021

TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly signed a proclamation recognizing September as Workforce Development Professionals Month in Kansas. “Our workforce development professionals work tirelessly to connect skilled workers with open jobs, strengthening our economy and …

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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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#ICYMI For the first time ever, Kansas has joined the Top 20 States for Doing Business! Our momentum is undeniable, and folks across the country are taking notice! We’re proud to help foster a world-class environment for business growth and success.

#Canada is often the first place many Kansas exporters look to sell their goods or services. Canada is an appealing destination for both new and established exporters. Learn about exporting to Canada in a 10 a.m. Sept. 27 webinar. Register now: #ExportKS

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Doing Business in Canada

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