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National Apprenticeship Week

November 15, 2019

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! On Monday, Governor Kelly signed a proclamation recognizing this important week in Kansas. Developing a highly skilled workforce is a critical goal of economic development in Kansas. One way KANSASWORKS helps …

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Veterans Day 2019

November 8, 2019

First celebrated in Emporia in 1953, Veterans Day is a day to honor all our veterans and troops who have served our country. And—since President Dwight D. Eisenhower first declared the holiday in 1954—Kansans have …

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Department of Commerce Bolsters Business Recruitment Team with Appointment of Peter Ruiz

November 7, 2019

Topeka, Kan. –Secretary of Commerce Toland announced today the addition of Peter Ruiz to the Kansas business recruitment team. Ruiz will serve as a business recruitment representative for the West Coast territory, a position that …

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Humboldt Speedway Inc. Nov 2019

November 5, 2019

Minority & Women Business Spotlight COMPANY INFORMATION Business Name: Humboldt Speedway Inc. and Whitworth Construction, Inc. Email: Business Contact Number: 620-433-0147 Website: ABOUT US Primary Business Activity: Dirt Track Racing / New Construction & remodeling …

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Halloween 2019

November 1, 2019

In addition to being one of my favorite holidays, Halloween is a great opportunity to dress up in costume and have a little fun, even in the work place. This year, the Department of Commerce …

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Elevating the Arts in Kansas

October 25, 2019

October is National Arts and Humanities Month! Engaging in the arts is not only good for personal, creative and intellectual growth, it can also provide economic benefit and opportunity. So, today on my blog, I …

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Dealflow: How it Works

October 18, 2019

Business Recruitment is a critical function of the Kansas Department of Commerce. Our team is on the frontlines of showcasing Kansas as a great place to expand or relocate their business. In this blog, I …

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Kansas: Renewable Energy Leader

October 11, 2019

Last week, Governor Kelly spoke at the Kansas Renewable Energy Conference in Manhattan. In her speech, she discussed the ways Kansas has risen to the forefront of innovation in renewable energy, and she acknowledged that …

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MASS Medical Storage Oct 2019

October 7, 2019

Minority & Women Business Spotlight COMPANY INFORMATION Business Name: MASS Medical Storage Email: Business Contact Number: (816) 867-0852 Website: ABOUT US Primary Business Activity: Our primary business activity is manufacturing medical equipment storage …

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Kelly Administration Begins Design of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for State

October 7, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced today they have kicked off the development of the “Framework for Growth” – a robust strategy to accelerate economic growth in …

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