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    Kansas Awarded $200,000 in Grant Funding to Expand Exports

    State Trade and Expansion Program (STEP) helps small businesses Read on...
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    Overstock.com Announces New Kansas City Distribution Center

    Online retailer creating more than 100 jobs in a 517,000-sq.-ft. facility. Read on...
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    The Kansas Department of Commerce Announces Plans for 2018 Energy Conference

    Commerce Will Hold a Two-Day Event for Businesses in the Energy Industry in Kansas Read on...
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    Community Service Tax Credits awarded to 16 nonprofits

    Kansas Commerce has awarded 16 nonprofit organizations around the state Community Service Tax Credits (CSP). ). Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for several different projects. Read on...
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    Registration Opens for 2018 Kansas Governor’s Energy Conference

    Registration is now open for the 2018 Kansas Governor’s Energy Conference, which will be held October 11 and 12 in Manhattan. Read on...
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    Manufacturing Summit coming to Wichita

    Wichita is the selected site of the second annual Kansas Manufacturing Summit, a forum providing those in the manufacturing sector the opportunity to network, learn about business match options, and gain insight into workforce development. Read on...
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    Governor Colyer Announces Addition of 1000 New Jobs with Expansion of Shamrock Trading Corp

    Gov. Jeff Colyer, today joined leaders from Shamrock Trading Corp. in Overland Park to announce a major expansion, which will create over 1,000 new jobs at an average wage of approximately $56K. Read on...
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    Governor Colyer Announces New "Land in Kansas" Strategic Economic Development Initiative

    Governor Jeff Colyer announced the launch of a new "Land in Kansas" economic development initiative aimed at attracting investment and promoting business expansion in Kansas. Read on...
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    The “#1 Aviation Workforce in the USA” to be promoted at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow

    Kansas Commerce and the Greater Wichita Partnership will lead a delegation of Kansan leaders to the Farnborough International Airshow July 16 – 20 in England to promote Kansas and the greater Wichita region – known as the “Air Capital of the World” Read on...
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    Kansas Commerce launches KansasCentral.com, an Online Business and Economic Development Magazine

    KansasCentral.com is aimed to keep Kansans and anyone interested in starting, relocating or expanding a business in Kansas informed of topics and opportunities in the state. Read on...
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    $5 million still available for innovative emerging businesses through Kansas Angels program

    Five million dollars in tax credits are still available to investors in innovative emerging businesses in Kansas through the Kansas Angel Tax Credit (KAITC) program. Read on...
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    Kansas Department of Commerce Earns 11th Silver Shovel Award for Economic Development Wins

    For the 11th time, the Kansas Department of Commerce has been recognized by Area Development magazine with a Silver Shovel award in recognition of the agency's economic development achievements. Read on...
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    Kiewit Breaks Ground on New Campus in Lenexa City Center

    Governor Jeff Colyer and Mayor Michael Boehm today joined Kiewit to officially break ground on a new campus at the Lenexa City Center. The roughly $100 million project includes a new six-story building along with renovations to the existing property. Read on...
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    Union Tank Car Company to Expand Repair Facility in El Dorado, Kansas

    UTLX to further invest in Kansas by adding new capabilities and increasing its workforce by approximately 70 new employees over the next few years Read on...
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    Camso Selects Kansas for new Manufacturing Operations

    Camso, an industry leader in manufacturing off-road tires, wheels tracks and track systems, announced plans to establish a new manufacturing operation in Geary County. Read on...
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    GEICO announces new service center in KC region

    Insurance company creating 500 jobs, investing nearly $10 Million in a 55,000-sq.-ft. Lenexa office Read on...
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    Kubota Tractor Corporation Completes Land Purchase for Future Logistics Campus and Midwest Office

    Kubota Tractor Corporation today announced the completion of a 200-acre land purchase within Phase II of Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, making the company the first major tenant for the industrial park. Read on...
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    Kansas Department of Commerce accepting nominations for Minority Enterprise Development Week awards

    The Kansas Department of Commerce Office of Minority and Women Business Development is accepting nominations for Kansas minority and/or women-owned businesses, advocates, young entrepreneurs, and corporations. Read on...
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    Winners of the Governor’s Exporter of the Year and Award of Excellence awards named

    Winners of the Governor’s Exporter of the Year and Award of Excellence awards were announced today at the Team Kansas banquet in Lawrence, Kansas. Read on...
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    Governor Colyer Appoints Stanley Adams as Director of Broadband Initiatives for Kansas

    Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. today announced the appointment of Stanley Adams as Director of Broadband Initiatives at the Kansas Department of Commerce. Read on...
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    PRA Health Sciences announces major expansion plans in Lenexa, Kansas

    PRA Health Sciences announces plans to create more than 80 new jobs and grow its bioanalytical footprint as part of laboratory expansion in Lenexa, Kansas Read on...
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    Governor Colyer proclaims June as Business Appreciation Month

    Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. has issued an official Governor’s proclamation declaring June 2018 as Business Appreciation Month in recognition of the vital role businesses of all sizes play in strengthening the Kansas economy. Read on...
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    Vituity Selects Kansas City Area for New System Support Center

    Vituity, a leading physician-owned healthcare delivery organization, announced today it has opened a new system support center in Leawood, Kan. in an effort to grow and transform the practice, delivery and business of healthcare in the Kansas City area. Read on...
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    Finalists announced for Governor's Exporter of the Year award

    The Governor’s Exporter of the Year award is presented annually to a single Kansas company in recognition of its excellent performance in international trade and its outstanding international marketing. This year marks the award's 30th anniversary. Read on...
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    Kansas Strengthens Trade Relations by Rejoining the Midwest-US Japan Association

    Governor Jeff Colyer announced today that Kansas will renew its alliance with Japan by rejoining the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association. Read on...
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    Kansas Department of Commerce announces leadership changes

    The Kansas Department of Commerce is announcing several new leadership changes, including Director of Workforce Innovation, Director of Business and Community Development, Director of Marketing and Communications, and Chief Fiscal Officer. Read on...
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    U.S. Treasury Department approves 74 census tracts Governor Colyer nominated as Opportunity Zones

    The U.S. Department of Treasury has officially certified Governor Jeff Colyer’s nomination of 74 census tracts to be designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones and has designated those tracts as such. Read on...
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    National Economic Development Week – May 7 - 12

    The Kansas Department of Commerce is joining economic development agencies across the country in celebration of National Economic Development Week from May 7-12. Read on...
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    Public Restroom Company to Locate in Hutchinson

    Public Restroom Company, a family-owned and operated small business who manufactures restrooms for outdoor parks and ships them to locations across the United States, has announced it will move into a new Hutchinson, Kansas facility. Read on...
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    Governor’s Exporter of the Year award to celebrate its 30th anniversary

    2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Governor’s Exporter of the Year award, presented annually to a single Kansas company in recognition of its excellent performance in international trade and outstanding international marketing. Read on...
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    Flow International to relocate manufacturing and operations to Baxter Springs

    Flow International Corporation, a Shape Technologies Group (SHAPE) company, has announced it is relocating its manufacturing and operations functions from Kent, Washington to its KMT Waterjet plant in Baxter Springs, Kansas. Read on...
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    PBI-Gordon Relocating Corporate Headquarters to Shawnee, Kansas

    PBI-Gordon Corporation announced today that it plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to a new facility in Shawnee, Kansas. Read on...
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    Service Master DSI Selects Shawnee Kansas for Headquarters Offices

    ServiceMaster DSI will relocate the headquarters for the company’s national large loss division, ServiceMaster Recovery Management (SRM), to Shawnee in April 2018. It will also be the regional headquarters for DSI which will serve Missouri and Kansas. Read on...
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    Kansas Commerce welcomes ERBER Group to its new North American Headquarters in Overland Park

    ERBER Group, the holding company for five divisions including BIOMIN America and Romer Labs®, has established its new ERBER Group hub in Kansas City. Read on...
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    Kansas communities may apply now for designation as an Opportunity Zone

    The Kansas Department of Commerce is now accepting proposals from communities to designate eligible low-income census tracts as Kansas Opportunity Zones under the new Federal Opportunity Zones program. Read on...
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    Kansas Commerce now accepting nominations for Business Appreciation Month awards

    The Kansas Department of Commerce is now accepting nominations for Business Appreciation Month awards, affording the opportunity for individuals and organizations to nominate Kansas businesses that grow jobs and support their local communities. Read on...
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    Kansas Commerce now accepting applications for Kansas Angels business investment program

    The Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit program offers Kansas income tax credits to qualified individuals who provide seed-capital financing for emerging Kansas businesses. Read on...
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    HCA Midwest Health Division Office Chooses Overland Park for New Headquarters

    HCA Midwest Health, the Kansas City area’s leading healthcare provider, has chosen to relocate its Division office headquarters from Kansas City, Missouri to Overland Park, Kansas. Read on...
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    Announcing plans for 2018 Rural Opportunities Conference

    Exploring economic development opportunities in rural Kansas the focus on 2018 Rural Opportunities Conference Read on...
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    Kansas Commerce announces plans for 2018 International Trade Day Conference

    The 2018 International Trade Day Conference will feature speakers and sessions designed to help Kansas businesses start exporting or grow existing exports. Read on...
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    $12.9 million in Community Development Block Grants awarded for community improvement projects

    The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced that 32 communities will receive federal grants for a variety of community improvement projects, including sewer and water projects, housing rehabilitation and community facilities improvements. Read on...
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    Jan. 26 is deadline to submit Exporter of the Year nominations

    Only 10 days remain to nominate businesses for success in international trade Read on...
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    Triple Crown Realty Trust, LP Announces Anchor Tenant at Ironhorse Manufacturing Park

    Lange Real Estate and AREA Real Estate Advisors have signed the first tenant in Wichita’s largest speculative industrial project, Ironhorse Manufacturing Park, which is owned by Triple Crown Realty Trust, LP. Read on...
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    Industrial Maintenance of Topeka Inc. relocates and expands

    Industrial Maintenance of Topeka Inc, better known as IMI, has relocated from their previous location outside of Shawnee County to a new location in Topeka to better serve current local clients and sustain continued growth. Read on...
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    KanPak expands in Arkansas City with development of new distribution center and warehouse

    KanPak U.S., a leading supplier of beverages and desserts using aseptic processing technology, announced today the development of a new 200,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility. The facility is expected to open in Q3 2018. Read on...
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    Spirit AeroSystems announces major expansion

    Spirit AeroSystems, one of the pioneering companies in the aerospace and aviation industry, is today announcing a major expansion of its Wichita operations – including 1,000 new jobs and $1 billion in capital investment. Read on...
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    Simmons Pet Food Announces Facility Expansion in Emporia

    Simmons Pet Food, Inc., a leading supplier of custom and private label pet food solutions in the U.S. and Canada, broke ground on a facility expansion at its Flexible Packaging Facility in Emporia, Kansas. Read on...
  49. Community Service Tax Credit Program awards announced

    Nonprofit organizations receive total of $4.13 million in tax credits Read on...
  50. Cereal Ingredients announces expansion in Leavenworth

    Ingredients manufacturer will create more than 30 new jobs Read on...
  51. 2015 Business Appreciation Month winners announced

    23 Regional Business Excellence winners, 52 Merit Award winners honored Read on...
  52. Registration opens for the Rural Opportunities Conference

    Conference will be held April 14-15 in Newton Read on...
  53. $4 million awarded to 15 Kansas cities and counties for community improvement projects

    CDBG funding will support street improvement, bridge replacement and emergency services projects Read on...
  54. Gates Corporation announces expansion of Iola facility

    Manufacturer will add 82,000 square feet to existing plant Read on...
  55. Business Appreciation Month Awards nominations now open

    Deadline to nominate is March 20, winners announced in June Read on...
  56. Housing rehabilitation grants awarded to two Kansas communities

    Ashland and Frankfort will share nearly $600,000 in CDBG funding Read on...
  57. Commerce announces more than $550,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding

    Three cities will receive funds for commercial rehabilitation Read on...
  58. Simmons Pet Food announces expansion in Emporia

    Pet food supplier will create more than 50 new jobs at processing facility Read on...
  59. Florence Manufacturing announces $7 million capital investment

    Mailbox and locker manufacturer will create 100 new jobs in Manhattan Read on...
  60. Commerce announces nearly $900,000 in KAN STEP grants

    Three communities will receive funds to complete projects addressing public need Read on...
  61. Tallgrass announces new $5 million brewing facility in Manhattan

    Brewery will be able to produce 3 million gallons per year Read on...
  62. Registration for Rural Opportunities Conference closes April 2

    Conference will be held April 9-10 in Dodge City Read on...
  63. Midwest Cabinet Company receives Kansas Industrial Retraining funds

    Company will retrain 136 employees to use new software system Read on...
  64. Rural Opportunity Zones employer sponsorship applications online

    Employers can now apply to sponsor ROZ applicants through Commerce website Read on...
  65. Business Appreciation Month award nominations now open

    Deadline to nominate is March 21, winners announced in June Read on...
  66. Kansas communities awarded $4.4 million in federal grants

    Community Development Block Grant award will be shared by 10 communities Read on...
  67. Registration for Rural Opportunities Conference now open

    Conference will be held April 9-10 in Dodge City Read on...
  68. Community Service Tax Credit Program awards announced

    Nonprofit organizations receive total of $4.13 million in tax credits Read on...
  69. Triumph Aerospace Systems – Wichita will expand in Kansas

    Manufacturer will add 100 new jobs in Wichita Read on...
  70. B&W Trailer Hitches, Excel Industries win top BAM Honors

    Awards presented in Emporia at annual Team Kansas/Kansas Cavalry Awards Banquet Read on...
  71. Kasa Companies announces expansion in Salina

    Company will expand and automate Kasa Fab paint line Read on...
  72. 2013 Business Appreciation Month winners announced

    20 Regional Business Excellence winners, 79 Merit Award winners honored Read on...
  73. Three cities receive Community Development Block Grant funds

    Beloit, Concordia and Junction City will share funds for downtown improvement Read on...
  74. Annual Business Appreciation Month Awards nominations still open

    Deadline to nominate is April 3, winners announced in June Read on...
  75. Annual Business Appreciation Month Awards nominations now open

    Deadline to nominate is April 3, winners announced in June Read on...
  76. CDBG funds awarded to 27 Kansas communities

    Federal grants exceed $9.7 million Read on...
  77. Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors will meet on Nov. 13

    Meeting will focus on the competitiveness of aviation industry in Kansas Read on...
  78. Registration for Oil and Gas Small Business Opportunities Conference has been extended

    Conference, networking session and career fair set for Nov. 27 Read on...
  79. Kansas Rural Opportunities Conference set for Nov. 7-8

    Event will address broadband development, housing needs, community financed services and growing a business through exporting Read on...
  80. Kansas Department of Commerce announces 2012 Community Service Tax Credit recipients

    Twenty-seven communities share more than $4 million in funding. Read on...
  81. Oil and Gas Small Business Opportunities Conference set for Nov. 27 in Hutchinson

    Event will show how Kansas businesses, workers can benefit from the activity in the MLP Read on...
  82. Epiq Systems breaks ground on expansion to KCK headquarters

    When completed, company will expand workforce by 80 employees Read on...
  83. Software company LockPath expands operations

    Overland Park firm to add nearly 100 new employees Read on...
  84. Energy Conference promotes drive to make Kansas ‘the renewable state’

    Increased cooperation between companies and utilities is needed Read on...
  85. Distribution firm Hantover moves to Overland Park

    Company will bring 81 jobs and add 39 more Read on...
  86. NetWork Kansas expands Economic Gardening program

    Kansas communities have new opportunity to support business growth Read on...
  87. Labor, Revenue and Commerce leaders tout tax cuts, rural opportunity zones and efficiencies

    Kansas Small Business Empowerment tour meets Kansans, small business owners across state Read on...
  88. Gov. Brownback to visit Pittsburg firm Pitsco on Sept. 10

    Company is 2012 winner of Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award Read on...
  89. Early registration for 2012 Kansas Energy Conference ends Aug. 31

    Conference highlights latest developments in the renewable energy industry Read on...
  90. Kansas named top 10 ‘Pro-Business State’ by Pollina Corporate

    Sunflower State continues to improve environment for attracting businesses Read on...
  91. NetApp to nearly double Wichita employment

    Data management company will add 400 jobs over next five years Read on...
  92. Metal Panels Inc. builds Kansas manufacturing facility, retains jobs

    Company will invest $2.9 million in new KCK location Read on...
  93. International Paper subsidiary Xpedx relocates to Edwardsville

    Company will bring 180 jobs to growing distribution hub Read on...
  94. NIC Inc. will grow its workforce in Olathe

    Company adding 23 jobs in the first year, more later Read on...
  95. Commercial real estate firm RED Development moves to Overland Park

    Company’s portfolio includes 37 properties in 12 states Read on...
  96. Alexander Open Systems will expand Overland Park headquarters

    Technology consulting company will add 35 jobs Read on...
  97. Registration opens for 2012 Kansas Energy Conference

    Conference highlights latest developments in the renewable energy industry Read on...
  98. ‘Project 17’ initiative receives nearly $1 million federal grant

    Funding will be managed locally to spur investment and job growth in 17-county region in southeast Kansas Read on...
  99. Overland Park named newest Kansas Main Street city

    Community becomes 25th city to receive designation Read on...
  100. GE Capital Bank to begin operations in Merriam

    Call center will bring 150 new jobs to community Read on...
  101. Gov. Brownback hosts second Kansas Hispanic Business Forum

    Small businesses vital to state's economic prosperity Read on...
  102. Gov. Brownback, Commerce Secretary George conduct trade mission in Germany

    Three day, three city tour of Germany helped promote business development and investment in Kansas Read on...
  103. National Cancer Institute designation for KU Cancer Center is remarkable achievement

    NCI designation is expected to spur significant economic development for the state Read on...
  104. Wholesale tire distributor chooses Lawrence for newest location

    K&M Tire purchases 80,000-square-foot warehouse, will open in August Read on...
  105. Reinke Manufacturing to expand facility in Belleville

    Maker of irrigation and chassis products sees increased worldwide demand Read on...
  106. Gov. Brownback leads Kansas delegation to Farnborough Air Show

    Delegation touts improved business climate in Kansas, initiatives to attract aviation companies Read on...
  107. Registration still open for second Hispanic Business Forum on July 23

    Gov. Brownback to participate, registration deadline extended to July 16 Read on...
  108. Mortgage loan company ServiceLink expands presence in Kansas

    Company will locate to Overland Park, bring 130 new jobs Read on...
  109. Data Locker expanding operations in Overland Park

    Data security provider will add 29 new jobs Read on...
  110. Second Hispanic Business Forum set for Overland Park on July 23

    State officials to join business leaders in discussion of economic development Read on...
  111. State officials celebrate McCarty Family Farms, Dannon partnership

    Milk from McCarty farms to be used in Dannon yogurts Read on...
  112. Airbus marks 10 years of growth in Wichita

    Company announces major foundation partnership with United Way to mentor local youth Read on...
  113. Regional oil and gas symposium set for June 19 in Dodge City

    Local, state and company officials will discuss activity related to horizontal fracturing Read on...
  114. Valent Aerostructures officially opens state-of-the-art Fredonia facility

    Valent will nearly double employment with expanded operation Read on...
  115. Kansas among top 10 easiest states for starting a small business

    Thumbtack.com, Kauffman Foundation release ‘Small Business Survey’ rankings Read on...
  116. 2012 Business Appreciation Month winners announced

    22 Regional Business Excellence winners, 97 Merit Award winners honored Read on...
  117. Gov. Brownback signs pro-growth tax legislation

    Reforms will make Kansas the best place to start and grow a small business Read on...
  118. Harveyville receives $245K Urgent Need Grant

    Community in Wabaunsee County was struck by tornado in February Read on...
  119. Rubbermaid celebrates its renewed investment in Winfield, Kan.

    Construction to start soon on $26.6 million expansion of facility Read on...
  120. New dairy and cheese plant to break ground in Hugoton, Kan.

    Facility will bring 60 new jobs to the area in the next two years Read on...
  121. Bombardier Learjet celebrates ground breaking ceremony for Wichita site expansion

    Work starts on company’s flight test center, centers of excellence for engineering, IT Read on...
  122. Brownback: Transparent competition needed for light air support

    This editorial by Gov. Sam Brownback regarding Hawker Beechcraft and the U.S. Air Force’s procurement competition for 20 light-support aircraft for the Afghan air force was published April 17 in Roll Call. Read on...
  123. RedStone Logistics to start operations in Overland Park

    Logistics management service provider will create 100 new jobs Read on...
  124. Cargill to open regional office in Overland Park

    Sixty-five employees from four businesses will share common address Read on...
  125. Applications for Kansas Main Street Inside Track program due by May 4

    Inside Track assists communities with capacity building Read on...
  126. Montgomery County awarded $365,000 in CDBG funds

    Funds will go to Midwest Plastics Company of Cherryvale as equipment loan Read on...
  127. Teva relocates and expands to Overland Park

    More than 400 workers moving with additional job growth planned Read on...
  128. All American Pet Company selects Shawnee for operational HQ

    Animal health manufacturer also brings packaging facility and 80 new jobs Read on...
  129. Pittsburg to host international trade networking event

    Companies can learn from active exporters about international business Read on...
  130. Governor’s Exporter of the Year finalists announced

    Winner to be revealed on June 12 in Manhattan Read on...
  131. Strengthening our nation’s domestic energy supply

    Editorial by Gov. Sam Brownback and U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas Read on...
  132. Incentives Without Walls awards almost $86K to seven business, community improvement projects

    Projects include new business startups, expansions and building repair Read on...
  133. Kansas exports increased to $11.57 billion in 2011

    Export levels second highest on record Read on...
  134. Zell-Metall USA expands operations to Lenexa

    Plastic extrusion facility will add 15 new jobs Read on...
  135. Universal Forest Products expands to Salina

    Wood products manufacturer leases space at city’s airport Read on...
  136. Annual Business Appreciation Month Awards nominations now open

    Deadline to nominate is March 30, winners announced in June Read on...
  137. Exide Technologies expands operations in Salina

    Company will add 100 to 130 new jobs to current workforce of 600 Read on...
  138. Seneca to host international trade networking event

    Companies can learn from active exporters about international business Read on...
  139. Suture Express adding distribution space in Lenexa, office space in Overland Park

    Company plans to create 30 additional jobs in response to growth Read on...
  140. Netsmart Technologies picks Overland Park for headquarters

    Company plans to add 460 positions over next five years Read on...
  141. YRC Freight to relocate 120 positions to Kansas

    Shift in positions to Overland Park continues emphasis on customer service Read on...
  142. Kansas Energy Conference set for Sept. 25-26 in Manhattan

    Annual event highlights the latest developments in the renewable energy sector. Read on...
  143. McLane Foodservice to buy current facility in Shawnee

    Company will keep 186 jobs in community, add 25 new positions Read on...
  144. Kansas recruiting exhibitors for Farnborough Airshow in July

    Event gives companies the opportunity to showcase products, services to the world Read on...
  145. Thirteen communities, three counties share in more than $4.3 million in CDBG funds

    Communities to use money for a variety of improvement projects Read on...
  146. CoSentry selects Lenexa for new $32 million data center

    Leading technology provider cites city’s low costs, favorable business climate Read on...
  147. Department of Commerce awards housing rehabilitation funds

    Money from CDBG goes to Clyde, Concordia, Glen Elder and Wilson Read on...
  148. IMMI to open new operation in Burrton, Kan.

    Industry leader in the design, testing and building of advanced safety systems for commercial vehicles will create 30 jobs in first year Read on...
  149. Southwest Airlines is coming to Kansas

    Continuation of the Kansas Affordable Airfares Program key Read on...
  150. Gov. Brownback statement on Boeing decision

    Kansas is committed to growing aviation industry Read on...
  151. Bioscience firm Prathista Industries Limited to open operation in Manhattan

    Company manufactures eco-friendly feed supplements, agricultural nutrients Read on...
  152. API Foils headquarters plans move to Lawrence

    Company will create 17 jobs, currently employs 52 Read on...
  153. Chautauqua, Gove, Pawnee counties join Rural Opportunity Zones partnership

    Forty-three counties now offering student loan reimbursement Read on...
  154. OptumRx announces job growth for Overland Park facility

    Optum's recent and planned growth will exceed 600 new positions at the customer and mail service center Read on...
  155. Associated Wholesale Grocers relocates headquarters to KCK

    Company will consolidate 92 employees into new building Read on...
  156. Keeping Kansas Competitive engineering initiative receives first $1 million in funding

    Goal is to recruit, train and retain engineering graduates and increase their numbers in Kansas to 1,365 per year by 2021 Read on...
  157. Governor Brownback, Kansas Regents to announce funding for engineering grants

    Keeping Kansas Competitive initiative will help train and retain more engineers in Kansas Read on...
  158. MGP Ingredients announces Atchison expansion, new jobs

    Company to add 25 new jobs at median wage of $60,000 and invest $30 million to upgrade facilities. Read on...
  159. Brownback signs ‘Small Business Saturday’ proclamation

    Governor encourages holiday shoppers to show support for small businesses on Nov. 26 and throughout season Read on...
  160. Forty Kansas counties join Rural Opportunity Zones partnership

    Interest in program runs high, more than 120 applicants so far Read on...
  161. Economic development coalition works to secure Bombardier Learjet expansion and hundreds of new jobs

    Project would include expansion of Bombardier Flight Test Center, Engineering and IT Centers of Excellence, new paint facility and new aircraft delivery center Read on...
  162. NetWork Kansas announces job creation and capital investment figures for fiscal year 2011

    Organization assisted 1,300 entrepreneurs, helped create or retain 283 jobs Read on...
  163. Siemens opens U.S. wind power distribution center in Wichita

    Second wind facility opening this year signals maturity of wind power market Read on...
  164. Mariner Holdings to expand presence in Leawood

    Company will add more than 120 employees over next three years Read on...
  165. Archer Foundation selects site for headquarters, business incubator

    Nonprofit will bring ‘Office of the Future’ to Leawood’s Park Place Read on...
  166. Incentives Without Walls funding awarded to eight community improvement projects

    Projects include new businesses/startups, business expansion and building renovation/repair Read on...
  167. Registration opens for Rural Opportunities Conference

    Nov. 16-17 event in Salina will feature information for rural entrepreneurs, discussion of broadband issues Read on...
  168. Kansas one of seven states selected to develop strategies to grow advanced manufacturing industries

    State will work with NGA Policy Academy on ways to boost innovation, growth Read on...
  169. Energy Summit focuses on responsible industry growth

    Wide range of issues discussed, including wind and solar development, fracking and utility transmission Read on...
  170. BP Wind Energy will build wind farm in south central Kansas

    Flat Ridge 2 will cover four counties, create 500 jobs during peak construction Read on...
  171. Valent Aerostructures announces expansion in Fredonia

    Fredonia facility to add 15 new jobs in first year, 45 new jobs overall Read on...
  172. Gov. Brownback Announces Economic Summit on Energy

    This will be the eighth economic summit focusing on a sector of the Kansas economy Read on...
  173. Johnson Controls to relocate work and add jobs in Wichita

    Company to move three existing assembly lines, add 180 workers Read on...
  174. Last chance to register for Kansas Energy Conference

    Deadline to register is Sept. 29 for Oct. 4-5 event in Wichita Read on...
  175. Jack Stack Barbecue to move corporate headquarters to Overland Park

    New address allows more centralized location to restaurants, shipping operations Read on...
  176. Kansas Downtown Symposium set for Oct. 12-14 in Independence

    Event to feature information, success stories about the Kansas Main Street program Read on...
  177. AMC Theatres chooses new home office location

    AMC’s corporate office to keep more than 400 jobs in the metro in Leawood Read on...
  178. Department of Commerce announces energy projects for Kansas

    Two projects will invest $20.5 million in unspent ARRA funds Read on...
  179. Wind energy offers clean path to economic growth

    In an editorial published today by Bloomberg Government, Gov. Sam Brownback said now was the time for Kansas to export clean, reliable, and affordable wind energy to the nation. Read on...
  180. Premier Beverage chooses Overland Park as regional HQ

    Beverage distributor consolidates two offices into one new site Read on...
  181. Early registration for Kansas Energy Conference ends on Sept. 9

    Act now for special $75 rate for Oct. 4-5 event in Wichita Read on...
  182. New wind energy supplier opens for business in Kansas

    Wurth’s expansion to Wichita adds to growing industry for state Read on...
  183. Argenta selects KC Animal Health Corridor to grow its global animal health business

    Company, along with AlcheraBio, a wholly owned subsidiary, will create 38 new jobs in Lawrence and Kansas City, Kan. Read on...
  184. Midland Loan Services to expand in Overland Park

    Company plans $8.7 million expansion, adding 140 jobs Read on...
  185. Governor applauds state, local groups for work in bringing Caterpillar expansion to Wamego

    Two state agencies, local and county officials coordinate efforts on successful project Read on...
  186. Kansas named as top 10 pro-business state

    The Sunflower State continues to rank high as a great place for business Read on...
  187. Registration now open for Kansas Energy Conference on Oct. 4-5

    Early registration rate for Wichita event good through Sept. 2 Read on...
  188. Douglas County, Nemaha County, Moundridge to benefit from almost $1.4 million in CDBG funds

    Funds will be matched by more than $19 million in private, public financing and create or retain 43 jobs Read on...
  189. Nine new counties join Rural Opportunity Zone partnership

    Twenty-nine counties now in program, which has sparked national interest Read on...
  190. Gov. Brownback establishes Council of Economic Advisors

    Group will advise the state on economic development issues Read on...
  191. Anthony, Medicine Lodge selected as Inside Track communities

    Program is step in process to be considered for Main Street status Read on...
  192. Wind energy manufacturer selects Kansas for new facility

    Company will make newly designed wind turbines in Newton Read on...
  193. Ten new counties join effort to help revitalize rural Kansas

    Twenty counties now participating, online application process now open for student loan repayment program Read on...
  194. Gov. Brownback reports that Kansas moving in right direction on jobs, fiscal discipline

    State announces 3,163 jobs have been created since the beginning of the year Read on...
  195. Gov. Brownback welcomes FishNet Security to Overland Park

    Company will move to the Sprint Campus, bring 175 jobs Read on...
  196. AuBurn Pharmacy, Bio-Microbics recognized as top businesses of the year by Gov. Brownback

    The two awards are the state’s top business honors and are the culmination of Business Appreciation Month Read on...
  197. Sweet Success! Mars North America to open manufacturing facility in Topeka

    This will be the company's first chocolate manufacturing facility in the United States in 35 years Read on...
  198. Gov. Brownback, Treasury Department announce $13.2 million to help small business

    Money to spur $132 million in additional small-business lending Read on...
  199. Four additional counties adopt Rural Opportunity Zones resolutions

    Ten counties have now joined state partnership to spur growth in rural Kansas Read on...
  200. VT Hackney expands facility, creates jobs in Independence

    Gov. Brownback, Commerce Secretary George welcome announcement Read on...
  201. Five more counties adopt Rural Opportunity Zones resolutions

    Counties join partnership with state to recruit people to rural areas of Kansas Read on...
  202. Business Appreciation Month winners announced

    Twenty-seven Regional Business Excellence winners, 104 Merit Award winners honored Complete list of winners
  203. Kiewit Power expands in Johnson County

    Engineering and construction divisions add almost 180 high-paying jobs Read on...
  204. Kingman County becomes the first county to participate in Rural Opportunity Zones program

    “Today is an exciting day in the Brownback Administration’s efforts to revitalize rural areas of Kansas," said Commerce Secretary Pat George. Read on...
  205. New automotive manufacturing company Van-Rob will bring 75 jobs to Shawnee

    Company will primarily provide automotive parts to GM’s Fairfax Assembly plant Read on...
  206. Six Kansas communities receive $2.1 million in CDBG funding

    Six Kansas communities will share $2,100,354 in federal grants through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Read on...
  207. Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George applauds signing of expensing legislation

    Law would allow businesses to reinvest up to $50 million a year Read on...
  208. Nominations now open for outstanding minority and women owned business awards

    These nominations celebrate Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. Read on...
  209. Fifteen Simply Kansas companies to exhibit at Kansas Sampler Festival

    The festival highlights and promotes Kansas products, communities and events. Around 150 cities and towns across the state will take part. Read on...
  210. Four Kansas communities awarded $58,000 in CCB grants

    Columbus, Kechi, Bel Aire, and South Hutchinson have been awarded a share of $58,000 in funding. Read on...
  211. Mid-Continent Instruments expanding Wichita location, adding jobs

    The company will build additional space onto its existing facility in Wichita, as well as hire at least 24 new employees over the next five years. Read on...
  212. New animal health institute at K-State Olathe campus will greatly expand research in state

    Gov. Sam Brownback praised the opening of the International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute on the Kansas State University Olathe Innovation Campus as a new chapter in the efforts to make Kansas a global center for research. Read on...
  213. Favorable tax policy, ending unnecessary regulations needed to spur aviation growth in Kansas

    Gov. Brownback, stakeholders discuss industry’s future at Aviation Summit Read on...
  214. Gov. Brownback to lead major aviation industry summit

    Gov. Sam Brownback will hold his first Economic Summit focused on the aviation industry on April 25 in Wichita. This major summit will bring together more than 160 representatives from the aviation manufacturing and aerospace industries. Read on...
  215. Promotional services company, shipper to expand operations

    The Sunflower Group, and Midwest Project Services have announced they are expanding operations in Johnson County and hiring an additional 66 workers over five years. Read on...
  216. Convergys hiring home-based agents in rural Kansas

    Convergys Corp., a global leader in relationship management, announced today it plans to hire home-based customer service agents in rural Kansas. Read on...
  217. The Golf Warehouse expands operations at its Wichita facility

    Online golf retailer TGW.com—The Golf Warehouse announced today that the company will expand its operations in Wichita and hire 105 full-time workers over the next five years. Read on...
  218. Gov. Brownback signs Rural Opportunity Zones program into law

    Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George says program will jump start economic growth Read on...
  219. Lenexa’s Laird Technologies to expand, add workers

    Company to manufacture Bluetooth wireless modules in the U.S. Read on...
  220. George: This is a great win for Kansas City, Kansas

    KCK is selected as the first Google Fiber Community, bringing ultra-high-speed internet to the city by 2012. Read on...
  221. Nominations still being accepted for Annual Business Appreciation Month Awards

    The Kansas Department of Commerce will again designate June as Kansas Business Appreciation Month and will accept nominations through 5 p.m., April 1. The awards serve as a tribute to businesses for their contributions to the state. Read on...
  222. Five Kansas Communities Award $440,000 in SCIP Grants

    Five Kansas communities have been awarded a share of $440,000 in funding from the Small Communities Improvement Program, administered by the Kansas Department of Commerce. Read on...
  223. Kansas Main Street announces workshops for new city applicants

    The Kansas Main Street Program has scheduled two workshops for those interested in learning more about this unique program. Kansas Main Street encourages the development and revitalization of downtown commercial districts in communities across Kansas. Read on...
  224. BuildMyMove relocates headquarters from PA to Overland Park

    Pioneering firm brings innovative business model, jobs, revenue to Kansas Read on...
  225. American Maplan Corp. awarded training funds for new employees

    Plastic extrusion equipment manufacturer to add 14 new employees Read on...
  226. Nominations now open for annual Business Appreciation Month Awards

    The Kansas Department of Commerce will again designate June as Kansas Business Appreciation Month. Read on...
  227. Kansas Department of Commerce awards Water and Sewer funds to 18 communities

    Eighteen Kansas communities will share $6,955,094 in Water and Sewer grants through the federally funded Community Development Block Grant program. Read on...
  228. Kansas grabs No. 3 ranking in “Top Deals and Hot Markets” report

    Kansas has been ranked No. 3 in Southern Business & Development magazine’s annual “Top Deals and Hot Markets” report, the state’s highest-ever finish in the survey. Read on...
  229. Kansas Department of Commerce to host Kansas Downtown Symposium in Hutchinson

    Community developers and business leaders throughout Kansas are invited to share successes, compare challenges and plan for the future at the 2010 Kansas Downtown Symposium in Hutchinson on Oct. 20-22. Read on...
  230. Kansas receives additional $4.4 million for Connect Kansas broadband initiative

    Nine months after receiving a $2 million federal grant for the state’s Connect Kansas broadband initiative, the State of Kansas today was awarded an additional $4.4 million to extend and expand the initiative. Read on...
  231. Department to lead mission trip to Russia to market Kansas purebred cattle

    The Kansas Department of Commerce will team up with the Colorado and Montana departments of agriculture to lead a mission trip to Russia to market U.S. livestock genetics Oct. 2-12, officials announced today. Read on...
  232. Dodge City named newest designated Kansas Main Street city

    The Kansas Department of Commerce today announced Dodge City as the newest member of the Kansas Main Street program. Read on...
  233. Parkinson names chair, vice-chair of Kansas Broadband Advisory Task Force

    Governor Mark Parkinson has named Brad Williams and Randall Allen as chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the Kansas Broadband Advisory Task Force. Read on...
  234. Twenty-nine Kansas communities to share more than $9.2 million in CDBG funds

    Twenty-nine Kansas communities will share a total of $9,261,370 in federal grants through the Community Development Block Grant program. Read on...
  235. Kansas Department of Commerce announces Community Service Tax Credits

    The Kansas Department of Commerce has awarded $4.13 million in Community Service Tax Credits to 21 nonprofit organizations around the state. Read on...
  236. Kansas Department of Commerce to host Kansas Pavilion at Summer Fancy Food Show in New York

    Eight Kansas specialty food companies will market their products and connect with industry members from around the world June 27-29 at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. Read on...
  237. Royal Farms Dairy of Garden City selected to give virtual farm tour at World Dairy Expo

    Royal Farms Dairy of Garden City has been named one of only eight dairies to give a virtual farm tour presentation at the 2010 World Dairy Expo. Read on...
  238. Three Kansas companies awarded $18.9 million to expand broadband service

    South Central Telephone Association, Inc. (Medicine Lodge), Madison Telephone, LLC (Madison), and J.B.N. Telephone Company, Inc. (Holton), have been awarded a combined $18,889,200 in federal Recovery Act funds for broadband infrastructure projects. Read on...
  239. Kansas Department of Commerce to host Southwest Kansas Dairy Tour

    The Kansas Department of Commerce and the western Kansas Rural Economic Development Alliance (wKREDA) are inviting dairymen, business leaders and journalists to participate in the Southwest Kansas Dairy Tour. Read on...
  240. Second round of grants, loans for rural broadband Internet projects opens today

    Internet service providers and other organizations throughout Kansas are encouraged to apply for the second round of federal funding for rural broadband Internet projects beginning today through March 15. Read on...
  241. Department awards $500,000 in Small Communities Improvement Program grants

    Six rural Kansas communities will share $500,000 in Small Communities Improvement Program funding from the Kansas Department of Commerce, officials announced today. Read on...
  242. Fourteen Kansas communities to share more than $3.5 million in CDBG funds

    Fourteen Kansas communities will share a total of $3,515,026 in federal grants through the Community Development Block Grant program, the Kansas Department of Commerce announced this week. Read on...
  243. Rural Telephone Service Co. awarded $101 million for broadband infrastructure project

    Rural Telephone Service Co. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Nex-Tech, has been awarded more than $101 million in Recovery Act funding for broadband Internet infrastructure improvements in central and western Kansas, officials announced this week. Read on...
  244. Kansas Department of Commerce accepting nominations for 2011 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award

    The Kansas Department of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2011 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kansas business for excellence in international trade and marketing. Read on...
  245. Draka to locate its first U.S. cable assembly venture for wind in Hutchinson

    Draka, a global manufacturer of wire and cable, announced plans today to locate its first U.S. cable assembly venture for wind in Hutchinson, Kan., where the company will supply the Siemens nacelle facility there. Read on...
  246. Secretary Thornton to lead animal health trade mission to China

    Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary Bill Thornton will lead a delegation of Kansas animal health companies and veterinary science experts to China from Oct. 23-31 to promote Kansas’ animal health interests. Read on...
  247. Kansas ranks 10th on Forbes magazine’s “Best States for Business” report

    Kansas ranked 10th on Forbes’ new “Best States for Business” list, up from last year’s rank of 15th. Read on...
  248. Plastikon to locate new facility in Lawrence

    Plastikon, a California-based contract manufacturer for the medical and healthcare industry, announced today that it will locate a new production facility in Lawrence, Kan., creating 126 jobs. Read on...
  249. Kansas Department of Commerce awards CDBG Housing Rehabilitation funds to three communities

    Three Kansas communities will share $1.2 million in Housing Rehabilitation grants through the federally funded Community Development Block Grant program. Read on...
  250. Kansas ranked No. 7 in annual Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States report

    For the second straight year, Kansas has been ranked the nation’s No. 7 most business-friendly state in the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States report. Read on...
  251. Bombardier Aerospace to expand Learjet site in Wichita

    Bombardier Aerospace today announced the expansion of its Learjet production site in Wichita to include the new Learjet 85 jet, creating at least 300 jobs and $600 million in investment in Kansas. Read on...
  252. Kansas ranks No. 11 in CNBC’s annual Top States for Business report

    Kansas has been ranked No. 11 in CNBC’s annual America’s Top States for Business report. Read on...
  253. Kansas awarded Silver Shovel Award by Area Development for job creation, investment

    For the fourth time in five years, Area Development magazine has named Kansas a winner of the Silver Shovel Award for excellence in job creation and capital investment. Read on...
  254. Site Selection magazine names Kansas a Top 10 state in Competiveness Award

    Kansas has been named one of the nation’s 10 most competitive states for capital investment and new facility development by Site Selection magazine, a leading publication for site location consultants. Read on...
  255. Kansas Department of Commerce names Business Appreciation Month winners

    The Kansas Department of Commerce has named 26 Regional Business Excellence Award winners and 105 Merit Award winners as part of Business Appreciation Month. Read on...
  256. Allen Foods to build Topeka facility

    Allen Foods has confirmed its decision to build a new manufacturing facility in Topeka on a 20-acre site in the Central Crossing Commerce Park in south Topeka. Read on...
  257. Jupiter Group to establish wind turbine component production facility in Junction City

    Jupiter Group, a Denmark-based producer of wind turbine components, will open a new manufacturing facility in Junction City, creating 120 jobs and $2.4 million in capital investment. Read on...
  258. Regent Asset Management Solutions to Expand in Overland Park

    Regent Asset Management Solutions (RAMS), a customized collection agency, will expand its call center in Overland Park and add as many as 1,200 jobs. Read on...
  259. Kansas Department of Commerce accepting nominations for Business Appreciation Month Awards

    The Kansas Department of Commerce has again designated June as Kansas Business Appreciation Month and is accepting nominations for the annual Kansas Business Appreciation Awards. Read on...
  260. Kansas Wind Energy Supply Chain Survey results now available

    Results of the Kansas Wind Energy Supply Chain Survey, which was designed to measure the state’s wind energy capabilities and guide future wind initiatives, are now available at www.kansaswindindustry.com. Read on...
  261. Kansas Department of Commerce to host Kansas Wind Supply Chain Workshop

    The Kansas Department of Commerce will host the second Kansas Wind Supply Chain Workshop on Jan. 14 from 1–5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Read on...
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