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Kansas Commerce Newsletter

May 25, 2017

The Kansas Department of Commerce will host International Trade Day on June 6 in the Colonial Ballroom of Emporia State University’s Memorial Union. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the conference will adjourn at 5:15 p.m. The keynote address will be delivered by Chris Kuehl, the Managing Director of…

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Kansas Commerce Announces Global Manufacturing Summit

Feb 28, 2017

The 2017 Global Manufacturing Summit, hosted by the Kansas Department of Commerce, in partnership with Pittsburg State University on Thursday and Friday, April 6 – 7, 2017. The Manufacturing Summit will bring together industry experts to discuss modern issues and innovative and practical solutions for the future of manufacturing. “The…

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Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement Division to Open New Distribution Facility at Logistic

Feb 8, 2017

The Kansas Department of Commerce has the pleasure of announcing that Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division plans to centralize its operations from two existing distribution facilities in Charlotte, N.C., and Mira Loma, Calif., into a single 927,112 square-foot distribution center at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in…

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Tallgrass Artist Residency

Feb 8, 2017

The Tallgrass Artist Residency is now accepting applications from artists currently living in a place within the ecological boundaries of the North American prairie to participate in the 2017 residency program. The residency program was first implemented in 2016 with funding from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission’s Arts Integration…

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Community Development Block Grants Awarded for Improvement of Water and Wastewater Systems

Feb 2, 2017

The Kansas Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program is announcing the award of $5,370,955 to 14 communities across the state. The funds will be used to make improvements to respective water and wastewater systems. The awarded communities will contribute $24,829,897 in matching funds. “Receiving clean water and having well-functioning…

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Community Development Block Grants Awarded for Housing Rehabilitation and Demolition

Feb 2, 2017

The Kansas Department of Commerce today announced that four Kansas communities would share $1,200,000 in federal funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for Housing Rehabilitation/Demolition. These housing projects will rehabilitate approximately 53 properties and demolish two dilapidated units. City of Lyons The City of Lyons was awarded…

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Community Development Block Grants Awarded for Community Facilities Projects

Feb 2, 2017

The Kansas Department of Commerce would like to announce the Kansas Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program award of $3,302,984 in CDBG funds will go to 14 communities across the state. The communities receiving the grant funds have pledged $4,624,996 in matching funds. "Keeping the quality of life superb…

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2017 KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair

Feb 2, 2017

The Kansas Department of Commerce, in partnership with KANSASWORKS, will host the 2017 KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair on March 9, 2017. The annual job fair will provide employers, veterans and job seekers with the unique opportunity to connect face-to-face. This aids in the ability for the employer and employee to…

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Kansas: A Thriving Community of Life Scientists

Jan 4, 2017

Kansas’ various industries are part of what makes the state’s business climate so vibrant. The life science sector engages a variety of businesses, three state universities and soon, the federal government. The life science sector includes human, animal and plant sciences. “The life science industry in Kansas is essential to…

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