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Regional Efforts Bring Weatherly Aircraft Company to Newton, Kansas

Dec 20, 2018

Newton, Kan. – Through regional efforts, Harvey County Economic Development and the Greater Wichita Partnership worked with the Kansas Department of Commerce to assist Weatherly Aircraft Company in locating their headquarters and assembly operations to a 26,000 sq. ft. facility at the Newton City-County airport. Weatherly Aircraft Company is an…

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Spirit AeroSystems Plans More Major Expansion in Wichita, Kansas

Dec 19, 2018

WICHITA, KAN, Dec. 19, 2018 – One year after the company announced growth and investment plans at its Wichita, KS site, Spirit AeroSystems today announced a second significant expansion with plans to hire an additional 1,400 employees to support commercial and defense programs over the next few years. This growth…

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Governor Colyer to Make Major Jobs Announcement at Spirit AeroSystems

Dec 17, 2018

WHO: Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. and Tom Gentile, CEO of Spirit AeroSystems. WHAT: Governor Jeff Colyer will make a major jobs announcement at Spirit AeroSystems. The announcement comes after the company added 1,000 jobs last year. WHEN: Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Spirit AeroSystems, 3901 Oliver. Wichita,…

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Park Aerospace Plans $19M Expansion in Newton, Kansas

Dec 17, 2018

Topeka, KAN – Park Aerospace Technologies Corp. announced today that it will be undergoing a massive expansion in Kansas.At a special joint meeting Monday, the Newton City Commission and Harvey County Commission approved a development agreement with Park for a $19 million expansion. The expansion will allow Park to double…

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Kansas Department of Commerce Announces the National Career Development Poetry & Art Contest

Dec 6, 2018

The Kansas Department of Commerce is partnering with the National Career Development Association (NCDA) to participate in the 53rd NCDA Annual Poetry and Art Contest. The contest theme is "Using Careers to Break Barriers, Empower Lives & Achieve Equity." The National Career Development Association promotes career development through its annual…

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Collaboration Drives Company Growth at Fagron Sterile Services/JCB Laboratories

Nov 27, 2018

WICHITA, KS (November 27, 2018) – Fagron Sterile Services/JCB Laboratories (FSS/JCB), a leading FDA Registered 503B Outsourcing Facility and a national supplier of compounded sterile preparations, announced plans to expand the company in collaboration with the visionary leadership of the Kansas Department of Commerce. This collaboration will bring new jobs…

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Department of Commerce Accepting Nominations for 2019 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award

Nov 6, 2018

Kansas businesses are a global force, with goods and services being sought from Kansas internationally. The annual Kansas Governor's Exporter of the Year Award proudly celebrates the outstanding Kansas companies that excel in exporting and building relationships with companies around the world. We encourage you to nominate a successful Kansas…

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Kansas Opportunity Zone Forum Taking Place on Oct. 25

Oct 18, 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Commerce will host a community forum for Opportunity Zones from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25th, at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas. Opportunity Zones are part of a federally-led tax incentive program intended to localize private investment in economically distressed…

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Governor Colyer visited Exporter of Year Winner Shor-Line on Oct. 15

Oct 15, 2018

Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., toured the Kansas City, Kansas headquarters of Schroer Manufacturing Company (“Shor-Line”) on October 15th. Shor-Line is the winner of the 2018 Kansas Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kansas business each year for excellence in international trade and marketing. Following…

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Governor Colyer Proclaims Date for Kansas Apprenticeship Week

Oct 15, 2018

TOPEKA – The week of November 12-16 has been named Apprenticeship Week in the State of Kansas. This is being done to recognize the value and importance of the statewide Registered Apprenticeship Program in meeting the workforce needs of Kansas employers. The Registered Apprenticeship is an industry-driven model that combines…

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